Bikepacking is more popular than ever, and we here at Steezy Collective are big fans of loading up and pedalling out into the wilderness. If you’ve been craving this feeling…
2020 was weird. 2021, so far, has been weird. We are all tired of hearing it but it remains true. And everyone has had their own way of dealing with the lockdowns, the zoom calls and the isolation; mine was riding bikes.
In early 2019, I was looking to buy a new road bike. However, as I was on a tight budget, I took the plunge and bought a new frame to build up with parts myself. I made a bottom bracket press out of bolts and washers from the local hardware store and used tools that I had already acquired from tinkering with my bikes.
As a Co-Director of the Steezy Collective (alongside Kitty and Taylor) Alice is a champion of inclusive cycling spaces and breaking down barriers and gatekeeping within the sport, and at Apidura she helps riders from all backgrounds discover bikepacking as part of our customer service team.
Taking on your first gravel race can be daunting. With so many training options to consider and wanting to make sure you get the best result on the day it can be overwhelming. We chatted to seasoned gravel racer, and Steezy member Kitty who gave us an insight into her training and her experiences of gravel racing.