The wait is over for a UK-centric gravel, adventure and bikepacking podcast, investigating the stories of riders, route masters and designers and their local trails. Unpaved Podcast explores the reasons why and how the off-road movement is booming, from frame design and local bike shops with an alternative twist to current pro road racer turned bikepacking racer, Lachlan Morton.
Join Katherine Moore and Tom Bonnett as they travel the length and breadth of the UK, seeking out the very best off-road riding in the wild and wonderful British Isles. They’re seeking out the riders, route experts and gear designers that help you get the most out of leaving the tarmac behind.
Unpaved Podcast’s introductory series of four episodes explores the fundamental concepts of what it means to ride off-road; exploring cycling history, how new communities are being born all over the country and how attitudes are changing more than they have done in decades. Unpaved investigates what happens when riders take this growing discipline of riding to the extremes and how the cycling industry is responding to the surging all-terrain appetite.
Unpaved is not a studio podcast. Host and producer duo Katherine and Tom join their guests as they showcase the very best of their local gravel, come snow, rain or shine. With each episode, the route and highlights are shared on the Unpaved komoot account so that listeners can go and enjoy the locals’ best off-road trails all over the UK too.
Podcasts guests from this series include some of the fascinating people behind The Woods Cyclery, Brother Cycles, Pannier.cc, Second City Divide, The Bicycle Academy, Mercredi Bikes, The Racing Collective and current pro road racer, Lachlan Morton.
Unpaved Podcast is supported by komoot, the route planning and navigation app that helps people plan, enjoy and share better adventures. During the series, Unpaved Podcast will be sharing their komoot experiences and tips, as well as the opportunity for listeners to win tickets to popular off-road events based in the UK.
The Team behind Unpaved Podcast & More
Katherine is a gravel and bikepacking enthusiast, cycling writer and guide, formerly a presenter at the Global Cycling Network.
Tom Bonnett produces a diverse range of radio programmes for BBC Sounds, as well as capturing cyclists at the limit of their endurance to produce the Transcontinental Race and Trans Pyrenees Race podcasts.
Unpaved Podcast is on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts as well as YouTube, Pocket Casts, Deezer and Overcast. Episodes will be released weekly for the first series of four.
Episode one will be available on Wednesday 19th February, featuring a gravel ride from The Woods Cyclery in the New Forest, along with Brother Cycles.