touring

Taiwan’s West Coast on a folding bike

After a couple of weeks adjusting to the bone-chilling cold we’re experiencing here in the UK and some time planning my training for 2018’s race season, I’ve finally found an afternoon to sit down and  share my thoughts on cycling […]

Epic Bike Rides Of The World Book

Every autumn I like to spend some time thinking about next year, what my goals will be, my target races, which countries I’d like to visit with a bike and which rides I’d like to factor into my schedule. Aside […]

Cycling In Catalonia

The region of Catalonia has been in the news a lot recently with thousands joining a rally on the regions national day last month to demand a referendum on independence and the recent regional elections being used by pro secessionists […]

My Cycling Bucket Wishlish

I’ve always been kind of anti ‘bucket lists.’ For some reason I find the whole concept slightly depressing – to me bucket lists bring your mortality into sharp focus and I don’t like to spend a whole lot of time […]

It Takes Two – Brooks England Blogs

I’ve just joined the Brooks England blogroll to share my tales of touring and adventure…so that means I’ve got my maps out and I’m plotting my next escapade. I’ve a few things in mind, all of which spell my kind […]

Charge Plug 5 Touring Bike Set Up

The Charge Plug 5, though not specifically designed for cycle touring makes a really top notch machine for ‘bikepacking.’ It’s made from strong and sturdy steel, has rack mounts and best of all, disc brakes. I know traditionally, touring bikes don’t […]

Cycle Touring – Where To Begin?

Ah, the thrill of the open road! Nothing but you, your bike and the wind in your hair. Well, that and a couple of panniers stuffed with essentials! Travelling by bike, you’re immersed in the scenery, an extension of the […]

Japan Is ON! I Love Cycle Touring

I’ve always had the travel bug, probably inherited from my parents who have long loved exploring – from wandering through remote mountain passes and hiking along the Silk Route, to sunning themselves on the shores of the med or even […]