Zefal Z Adventure bags, ridden and rated over 232-miles of gravel

We put the company's bikepacking luggage to the test in a variety of conditions over a 232-mile loop in Norfolk

James Shrubsall, Steve Shrubsall riding the Rebellion Way in Norfolk
(Image credit: Andy Jones / Future)

The Rebellion Way is 232-miles (373km) of road and trail in a loop around the edges of Norfolk, and one which I found myself embarking upon earlier this summer with my brother and Cycling Weekly colleague Steve.

Norfolk is flat (though maybe not as flat as you might assume) and it is certainly cyclist-friendly. Nevertheless, riding such a distance means you're going to need to carry stuff.

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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.