Gravel bikes offer the best of both the mountain and road bike worlds. Road bikers now able to choose safer routes and mountain bikers are still able to ride off-road with less risk of injury than on the more technical routes.
It has been a year of ups and downs.
On 22 August, I cycled to Sun City from Pretoria with the Bestmed and TEG Riders. We were all riding in the Cycle for Cansa race on 24 August. I trained hard for that race and knew the course suited me well.