Flying with bikes and rip off airlines to watch for!

So gone are the days when you'd load a bike in a box and check it in as a normal piece of baggage under...

The Kinesis Tripster ATR – My latest review

I've been cycling east for at least 8500km over 95 days and reached Eastern Kazakhstan on the Kinesis Tripster ATR and now I'm almost...

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...

Tyre Choice for the 2017 Dirty Reiver gravel race

Hands up, my blog for last year's inaugural Dirty Reiver about tyre choice was a little bit off the mark. The tracks were rougher...

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 for...

A Tale of Two Kinesis Tripster ATRs – 4 years &...

Bikepacking Scotland, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria x 2, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Turkey,...

Is this the Ultimate Touring Bike?

In about 10 days I will embark on my my Cycling East adventure and for this epic cycle ride I am lucky enough to...

Tilt – A simple device that might save your life or...

Tilt is simply put a safety crash detection system and auto alert device for riders like us who venture out alone and often into...

Tips on packing for bikepacking trips

I've had a few queries on how best to use and pack frameless bike packing bags. I use the Apidura ones but I'm sure...

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...

5 items of GORE clothing to help keep you riding over...

For  bikepacking and adventure cycling you need clothing that is light, packs small but is as practical and high performing as possible. It is...

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...