A long day out in the wilderness. Longer for some of us than others...

It's a long way from Bath, but four of the soft southerners from road.cc hot-footed it to Northumberland over the weekend to have a crack at the Dirty Reiver 200km gravel ride, starting from Kielder Castle.

And how did we get on? Well, you'll have to watch the video to find out. Mostly it's from Dave's perspective, because he was the one with the camera. But we all made it round, and we all learnt some things in the process. Mostly about tyres. Enjoy!

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.