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Cycling Adventures

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Bikepacking the Altai – Pt 1 Kazakhstan to China

The road we bikepacked through Kazakhstan towards China was partly constructed by Arnold Schwarzenegger's father - we had high hopes. However we had to...

On the search for gravel routes in Madeira

The general theme of this blog about gravel and road riding in Madeira will probably be steepness. There's no getting away from the fact...

2017 – An awesome 12 Months of Bikepacking, Splitboarding and Exploring

January - Strathpuffer 24hr Solo MTB race The Strathpuffer solo is one of the toughest bike races in the world with 24 hours of riding...

Practical Guide to Bikepacking in Kham, Tibet

Tibet is an amazing place for adventurous bikepacking. However it has changed rapidly over the last decade and unfortunately it's harder than ever to...

A gravel cycling loop in the North Lake District

The English Lake District isn't immediately thought of as a huge gravel riding hotspot with tracks tending to be rough, steep and straight up...

5 Pros and Cons of Cycle Touring V’s Bikepacking

Why do I choose Bikepacking bags over traditional cycle touring panniers? This is still something I get asked a lot so I thought I'd write...

Winter Adventures

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The Northern Lights – Arctic Norway

We had never seen the northern lights nor even the southern lights in all our years of winter travel. Maybe a faint glow on...

Splitboarding in the Arctic Circle – Lyngen Alps, Norway

If ever there was a feeling of floating through heaven then this was it. The plane dropped inbetween clouds offering glimpses of a land...

Splitboard touring to Loch Eanaich, Cairngorms, Scotland

The forecast looked promising for snow all week and it was set to be sunny on a Friday in the Cairngorms. Perfect opportunity to...

Exploring Scotland

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The road to enlightenment in the Scottish Borders

I always thought the road to enlightenment would be best undertaken by bike. Bike touring or bikepacking is one of the most meditative and...

Knoydart – the mythical inaccessible peninsula in Scotland

We set out on foot, one of only two ways to reach Knoydart, the other is by boat. Yes you could bring a bike...

The infamous Aonach Eagach Ridge – Glencoe

Aonach Eagach is consistently ranked as the best ridge walk and scramble in the UK and in the top few across the world by...