Entries for one of the Dirty Reiver 2018, one of the best events on the UK’s fledging gravel and adventure scene, have now opened and they are selling fast. Don’t worry, there’s still time to secure your place in one of the must-ride events and start preparing your bike and body for the weekend of April 20-21st.
For its third year, the Dirty Reiver will once again take to Kielder Forest with a choice of 130 and 200km routes around the stunning wilderness that is England’s largest man-made woodland.
There are few places as expansive and remote as Kielder Forest, and it’s the ideal venue for a long distance gravel event. Miles of logging tracks provide challenging terrain to ride, with bike and tyre choice key to long-distance comfort and necessary durability to get to the finish.
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We’re told this will be the last time the course will be run in its current form, so if you’ve not yet taken the plunge, now is the time to do it. And as an incentive for any returning rider, there are 10 prizes from Lezyne for the most improved rider times. That’s a good motivation to up your training over the winter in readiness.
The organisers are pulling together a whole range of cool bike brands to make more of a weekend festival vibe with an expo taking place on Friday. So if you get there early there will be plenty of cool brands to check out, including Ass Savers, Abloc Beer, Brooks Saddles, Charlie’s Bum Butter, Chimpanzee Nutrition, Endura, Orange Seal, Ortlieb and Panaracer on hand with their newest products.
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Lauf will be demoing its unique suspension fork and running a giveaway during registration to give five sets away. Bombtrack are the new Highwayman and will have bikes on display to check out over the weekend.
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So, who's going then?
My parents-in-law live near Innsbruck. Guess what? There were exactly the same kinds of compaints from locals when the Worlds took place there.
Did anyone get his name? We're going to have to expel him from our AGM if he's not going to toe the line....
Blimey, that is an eye watering price! Not one for the weight weenies either.
There are loads of non white riders competing in BMX in the UK, just saying.
Come and see the violence inherant in the system! Help, help, I'm being oppressed!!
Given up on making any reports of occurences on my forays into Kent since I had an NFA last year on a Ferrari and a Porsche racing each other who...
I was intrigued by the assassination of Emilio Bozzi, so looked it up. According to this post, he wasn't assassinated in the 70s but died in 1936....
Chapeau for the research! FWIW Sheldon Brown also has some thoughts on this subject.
My "interpretation" is the dictionary definition of the word. Your "interpretation" is objectively incorrect. Do you not see?
"Blinder" can also mean "an excellent performance" in British English though