Vaude TVL Pavei SPD shoes for touring and bikepacking

Shoes, so often forgotten but yet they can make or break a long bikepacking ride. On most tours we opt for comfy lightweight trekking...

5 Tips for kit to keep us riding all winter

Sometimes we need it to be as easy and motivating as possible to get out winter riding; be it road, MTB or commuting. These...

Lauf True Grit Gravel Bike Review

I noticed Lauf at Eurobike and wandered over to see the Lauf Grit forks, which I am quite a big fan of for riding...

Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket – reviewed for bikepacking

The golden rule for bikepacking kit is the smallest bulk for the most performance, and a lightweight down jacket is essential kit. It is...

Faster and lighter – My kit list for central Asia

As I started my central Asian section of the ride I really wanted to push lightweight touring even further and drop the panniers completely. I...

MSR Dragonfly Stove Review

We arrived home last week tired and exhausted after our transcontinental cycle tour. After five months away we were both glad to be back...

10 Christmas gift ideas for cyclists and bikepackers

Here's a few ideas of inspiration for perfect presents for other bikepacking lovers, cyclists, cycle tourers etc. It's all based on what we've enjoyed...

Absolute Black Oval Chainrings – Long term review

It was certainly a gamble to use an oval chainring from Absolute Black for the first time ever during a 24 hour mountain bike...

10 Random travel tips that might save your life

Over the past decade I have fine tuned my off the bike essentials, these are a few items that have proved vital in an...

The Kinesis Tripster ATR V2 Reviewed

After much anticipation I finally got my hands on the new Kinesis Tripster ATR V2 bike with pretty much my perfect build. The Tripster,...

WTB Resolute – The holy Gravel of tyres?

I have been using the WTB Resolute tyre inĀ  a 650bx42mm over the summer with the new Reynolds ATR2 wheels. When I was sent...

Setting up my Tripster ATR for riding at -20

The practicality of riding at extremely low temperatures takes a lot more planning than you might have thought. I am heading off to ride...