Connor Swift, Alex Dowsett, Danni Shrosbree head up King's Cup gravel champs

Riders line up in Suffolk to compete for the British champion's red, white and blue jersey

Connor Swift rides in the 2023 Flèche Wallonne
Swift rides at the recent Tour de Wallonie, where he was fourth overall
(Image credit: David Stockman / Getty Images)

Connor Swift (Ineos Grenadiers) and Alex Dowsett (Nopinz) will be among those duking it out for the British Gravel Championship title on Saturday at the King's Cup in Suffolk. Also riding in the men's race are last year's title winner Jacob Vaughan (Tekkerz CC) and Alistair Brownlee, the double Olympic triathlon gold medal winner who won the inaugural King's Cup title race in 2021.

Last year's women's champion Danni Shrosbree (Amius) will be defending her title, with silver medallist Amira Mellor (Ribble Collective) also returning.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.