The first stop for all things off-road
Here at off.road.cc, we aim to be the UK's number one buying advice resource for anyone who wants to ride their bike in dirt, whether that's gravel riding, enduro racing, disappearing into the wilderness on a bikepacking adventure or simply messing around at their local woods or trail centre.
As mountain bikes continue to evolve in numerous different directions, getting lighter, stronger and faster than ever before, they’re offering more fun and excitement to riders of every level. The huge boom in electric mountain biking also means even more riders than ever can access the sport and explore trails all over the country.
Gravel bikes continue to expand their fan base due to their versatile nature, with the poor conditions of our roads inspiring more drop-bar riders to leave the tarmac and explore. Since our launch we have seen a lot of changes and there are many more to come.
Source: Google Analytics
Source: Google Analytics
off-road.cc is in an excellent position to continue to capitalise on all of this thanks to a focus on the realistically priced end of the market, though we don't leave out dream machines and cutting edge tech. Our mix of buying advice, from ‘best of’ roundups to in-depth buyer’s guides, is designed to help any rider from novice to expert get the right kit. It’s not just a focus on equipment as we also offer plenty of riding inspiration to get out on a new adventure, whether that be a multi-day bikepacking trip or discovering new trails.
The off-road.cc editorial team is headed up by Aaron Borrill with Liam Mercer, Suvi Loponen, Jim Clarkson and Matt Page on staff, plus some of the most highly respected riders, writers and testers in the Industry with a proven track record working on a wide range of UK and International media.
Aaron is the editor of off.road.cc. Born and raised in South Africa, former tech editor of Cyclingnews and Bike Perfect, he's travelled the world writing about bikes and anything with wheels for the past 17 years. A competitive racer and Stravaholic, he’s twice ridden the Cape Epic, he's also a national-level time triallist and eSports racer too.
Deputy Tech Editor here at off.road.cc Liam is just as at home photographing bikes as he is riding them. He's not shy of an enduro here or there and he's equally happy in the winter slop as he is ripping up the summer's dust.
Pat has been messing around with bikes his whole life. After doing the standard stint in the local bike shop aged 16, he landed his first proper job with Kona back in the 90’s for the first of many stints in the Industry. Gravel from the door, trail centre with the family or the French Alps please.
Suvi enjoys cycling in all of its forms, especially over long distances and multiple days. What started as a hobby has now grown to be her lifestyle and a job, in which she can also utilise her MSc degree in investigative journalism. Although, most of her current investigations only revolve around the mystery of mastering sourdough bread baking and finding decent (amounts of) coffee.
Lakes based Jim is mostly into mountain biking, with the odd foray into gravel, CX (and even road ssh). Fuelled by coffee and porridge his happy place is being out the door and in the hills be that locally or further afield it doesn’t matter. Known to tie on the occasional race board.
Matt is an endurance nut who loves big rides and big events. Former full time racer and 24hr event specialist now happily riding off-road on gravel bikes or XC mountain bikes exploring the mountains and hills of Mid Wales.
Our recent reader survey (August 2021), along with our ongoing Google Analytics data allows us to build up a strong picture of the typical off.road.cc reader, a valuable insight into their reading habits and how they engage with their passion of off-road riding.
We know that the average age of our reader is:
- 46 years old
- Owns 3.3 bikes
- Average househould income of £61,000
- Spends and an average of £2575 on a bike
- 58% of our readers ride a hardtail
- 52% of our readers ride a gravel or adventure bike
- 42% of our readers ride a full suspension bike
Our audience are active spenders looking for advice on bikes and kit. The most popular parts of the site are reviews and buyers guides providing them with key content and information to make that next purchase.
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