Gravel cycling is all the rage right now. Hitting the trails and tracks has been in the ascendancy for a few years, but 2020's socially distanced riding and a need to get away from it all has seen gravel's stock soar.
Perfect for a socially distanced day out and free(er) from the 'rules' that have come to dictate road cycling, the gravel world is the younger, more relaxed and better looking sibling. Should you give gravel a go in 2021?
But what actually is gravel cycling, and how does it differ from road cycling or mountain biking (or any other type of cycling for that matter)?
Check out our guide to gravel cycling below, and we'll take you through everything you need to know to get started. The good news is that it's less than you think.
We've also included some London gravel cycling routes that are perfect for your mandated daily lockdown exercise.