Cyclist Magazine France

1816 Test / Cyclist Magazine France 1816, une marque britannique faisant référence à l’année d’invention du vélocipède par Karl von Drais. L’Enfer du Nord, le nom du premier modèle gravel de la marque (en français, dans le texte). « Ce vélo a été conçu pour être rapide, mais pas seulement, annonce d’emblée Mark Tinker, patron […]

Cyclist Magazine Review

Named after the year Karl von Drais invented the velocipede, 1816 is the brainchild of ex-Ashmei clothing founder Stuart Brooke, and L’Enfer du Nord is its first gravel bike. ‘It’s designed to be fast, but not an out-andout racer,’ says company director Mark Tinker. ‘It’s a gravel bike that’s fun off-road but able to keep […]


I’ve got a confession… I’ve just got back from a dirty weekend. The thing is, I’ve been riding another man’s bike – and I loved it! Before I go any further, I should explain: the weekend was the launch of the L’Enfer du Nord, a brand new gravel bike by 1816 Cycles. And what a weekend […]

Review of 1816 Gravel bike “Le Enfer Du Nord”

A review of the 1816 Gravel bike by UK Gravel Co L’enfer du Nord Recently I was invited down to the Chiltern Hills by 1816 Cycles to have a look at and ride their “new” gravel bike, the L’enfer du Nord. I’ve put the word new in inverted commas because the original design was begun […]

GRVL   |  1816 Cycles launch…Wild Gravel Escape to the Chilterns

Join us for a day in the stunning Chilterns Hills to celebrate the launch of 2 iconic gravel brands – GRVL and 1816 Cycles! A days’ gravel riding on a specially designed route in the countryside. Join fellow gravelistas for a fab day out on the trails with a lunch stop at Chiltern Velo – […]

Recce Review: Suisse Gravel Explorer

Not one to turn down an adventure, I especially couldn’t miss the combination of Switzerland and a first trip abroad following the easing of COVID restrictions during summer 2021. An invite from HotChillee to join one of their Ride Captains checking out the Suisse trails was well timed with an outstanding component delivery to complete […]

Travel – where have we taken the bikes?

No words, just images from where we’ve been lucky enough to take the bikes over the last 21 months. March 2019 – Grenada April 2019 – Grenada May 2019 – Ireland June 2019 – Wales August 2019 – Avebury October 2019 – South Africa November 2019 – China December 2019 – Hong Kong December 2019 […]

HotChillee Rollercoaster – The South African Gravel Adventure 2019

What should have been the week of the 2020 HotChillee Rollercoaster gravel stage race has got me looking back at last years epic event. This was an incredible adventure and a real privilege to have been a part of. The HotChillee Rollercoaster has quickly acquired the reputation as one of the best gravel races in […]