IS IT RACING?
It’s off-road and on-road. It’s riding and not riding. It’s racing and not racing. It’s everywhere and nowhere. How can it be pinned down?
Bringing together four dedicated riders, this project will take them across the globe to experience the best of the world’s gravel competition.
Gravel riding is a VIP ticket to nature.
Gravel for me is fun, freedom and peace.
Gravel gives me that savage feeling.
Gravel riding to me means I get to ride my bike everywhere!
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IS IT A NEW DIMENSION?
Less than a year ago, Jérôme Cousin was still a professional bike racer. Now Jérôme’s only onlookers are the occasional farmer and his camels.
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IS IT AN ALTERNATE ROUTE?
The Roof of Europe, more commonly known as Mont Blanc, culminates at 4810 metres and to circle its base, three countries must be crossed.
Deep within the Arrière-Pays Niçois lies a web of broken roads and hidden tracks. Discover the roads less ridden of the Alpes-Maritimes.
Bikepacking. Adventure cycling. Brevet. Audax. There may be no umbrella term that covers every variation of exploring this world by bicycle, because in reality it’s each to their own.
Riding the TNR leads to the conclusion that the sweet-spot of riding bikes in the mountains exists somewhere between two and three thousand meters above sea level.
That stretch of road that triggers the wanderlust, and that offers a view to the mountains to spark ideas for the weekend when time allows for higher mountains, bigger loops and deeper exploration.
There is a fourth climb registered with the Club des Cingles du Ventoux. But we planned a different ride, starting from Bédoin, up and over to Malaucène, riding the gravel immediately and almost the whole way to the top.
"Unlike the mountains, which speak of an eternity, the bunkers speak of a moment". Following a book and what are called in France the 'Routes Stratégiques', we took to our bikes. Any excuse.
IS IT ABOUT FRIENDS?
More gravel, less kilometers, hugging sheep and hiking bikes, reading paper maps underwater. These are the lessons from PCR Gravier.
- True Grit
IS IT ALL ABOUT PASSION?
It is just my surroundings, my bike and me. This makes the sport so highly meditative for me and moves me over and over again in a state of complete flow.