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, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.