Sam Challis is a technical editor at BikeRadar, responsible for our road and gravel coverage. He considered himself a road rider for many years but unashamedly jumped on the gravel bandwagon when it became de rigueur and can now often be found exploring the bridleways and trails near his home in Dorset. He has a borderline obsessive interest in cycling tech and enjoys tinkering with bikes almost as much as riding them. Previously the technical editor of Cyclist magazine, he has nearly 10 years of experience writing about tech trends, quizzing the biggest brands in the business, and testing the latest bikes and kit. As a result, Sam has developed distinct and well-informed opinions on what road and gravel products should offer riders. Sam's young family means his legs aren’t quite as strong as they used to be, but he rests easy in the belief that if you can’t go fast, look good and everything will turn out okay.