Racing around a muddy park isn’t the only way to use your cyclocross bike! I got into it a few years ago and it’s now got the trendy name of ‘gravel’ riding. Think fire roads, canal tow paths, lanes that you wouldn’t take your posh road bike down and you get the idea.

Fun off road, not too slow on the tarmac – it’s the perfect day out and there’s a huge selection of great routes from Macclesfield. If you’ve only been using your cross bike for commuting, get in touch and I’ll show you round!