Cyclist Doorstep Rides, No1: Digital Editor Joe's Ride Around Kent

Joe Robinson 1 Apr 2021 With some smart route planning and a little blind faith, your average road bike can go a lot further than you'd been led to believe For the next eight weeks, Cyclist and Komoot are going to share some of their favourites rides and routes that are accessible from the doorstep. First up, Cyclist digital editor Joe Robinson. ‘Everybody rides gravel now’. That’s what the cycling market and media have been telling anybody that will listen for about the past two years. Speak to some and you’ll quickly begin to believe that road riding is dead, that rolling a set of 25mm clincher tyres – that are attached to your rim brake wheels which are fitted into your carbon fibre racer while wearing your lycra bibshorts and jersey – across asphalt is a relic idea consigned to the history books. They will laugh at anything less ...

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