From Trek’s latest gravel game changer, the Checkpoint, to Whyte’s any-ride all rounders, the Friston & Gisburn, at Bay Cycles there is a gravel bike for all those wanting to venture off the beaten track.

Whyte Friston (2019) £1,699.00

The Friston takes everything Whyte have learnt from MTBs and puts that knowledge into a great value Gravel/Adventure bike package. With hydraulic discs, ground-breaking geometry and SRAM’s Apex 1 groupset.

Whyte have applied their unique frame geometry to the Friston, creating a supremely versatile all-terrain bike. It’s equally at home riding your favourite bridle path, winter training or even commuting.

A straight bladed carbon fork with a tapered steerer tube, internal hose routing and 15mm through axle, give this bike great front end stiffness and steering precision.

Whyte Gisburn (2019) £1,999.00

A truly ground-breaking Gravel/Adventure bike with MTB-inspired geometry, tubeless ready wheels and tyres, hydraulic disc brakes and SRAM’s Force 1 groupset – and a dropper post so you can make the most out of the geometry on the descents.

Whyte geometry makes this bike exceptionally competent and controllable off-road. 1 x 11 gearing offers simplicity and efficiency that cannot be rivalled. Full hydraulic disc brakes add stopping power and control.

Whyte’s straight bladed carbon fork with its tapered steerer tube and 15mm through axle gives this bike great front end stiffness and steering precision. Combined with an ultra-wide “Whyte 500” riser bar which allows the rider to truly exploit the radical geometry.

Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 (2019) £1,500.00

The Checkpoint ALR 4 introduces you to the exciting new frontier of gravel riding at a value that can’t be matched.

This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of riding styles, including gravel rides, bikepacking and daily commutes.

Massive tyre clearance means you can use tyres up to 45 c for extra traction and stability in any condition

Mounts on the seat tube and both sides of the downtube make it easy to carry extra gear and water.

Trek Checkpoint SL 6 (2019) £3,400

The Checkpoint SL 6 is a carbon gravel bike without limits. It’s designed to take you to places you’d never reach on a standard road bike – like the mud-caked finish line of the world’s greatest gravel races. A lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with gravel-smoothing IsoSpeed, a full Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and extra mounts for gear and accessories make the Checkpoint SL 6 a true gravel powerhouse and the best choice for a serious all-road adventurers.

The IsoSpeed decoupler cuts down on fatiguing bumps in gravel so you can wander more, reach new places and stay stronger for longer

This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of riding styles, including gravel rides, bike packing and daily commutes

Extra mounts on the top tube, seat tube and both sides of the downtime make it easy to carry extra gear and water