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My Essential Travel Electronics for Cycle Touring

For cycling East I wanted to go as light as possible which meant taking just my 'essential' electronic items. Sadly in this day and...

The Best Sleeping Mat for Bike Packing

For bike packing you need a light small inflatable air mat to sleep on. A good mat is not only for comfort but also...

Reliable pumps for bikepacking.

This review is all about getting the little things right. I was riding in Dalbeattie forest, Scotland after work and my tyre flatted. I...

Gravel and Bikepacking Kit Review from Eurobike 2017

Bikepacking and gravel adventure bikes were a hot topic at this year's EuroBike show and it was a great chance to check in with...

Everything you need in order to cycle to Asia

As my thoughts turn to summer, when  I will hopefully soon start off on another long distance cycle tour. This year my rough plan...

Testing for the ultimate bike light at the Strathpuffer

With the Strathpuffer race I had the opportunity to test a number of different lights: Hope R4+, R8+, Exposure Diabolo, Maxx D and Joystick. ...

Some Highlights from the London Bike Show

I have spent the last two days at the London bike show talking to people about my Kinesis Tripster ATR that I rode on...

Review of Apidura Dry Series 100% Waterproof Bags

I first used Apidura's bike packing bags in 2014 and I was impressed by the design, build quality and the incredibly low weight -...

Gore Bike Wear One 1985 GTX SHAKEDRY Jacket – Reviewed

It's very Italian, just a flimsy roadie jacket, an expensive bin bag - a few things I heard of the Gore One 1985 Jacket!...

Our 5 favourite items of Lezyne kit – Lights, Pumps and...

All this kit has been through some pretty extreme long term testing and it's not let me down. On top of adventures overseas I...

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...

Rhino Laces – My review of the unbreakable boot lace

Rhino Laces are a new company given a boost by Kickstarter, they basically came up with a pair of boot laces that are guaranteed...