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Gravel Grinders: Tyres for the Dirty Reiver

It seemed such a great idea when I entered the Dirty Reiver but now the thought of riding 200km in April for a gravel...

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 -...

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...

Apidura Bag Review and Full kit List Cycling the Pamirs

Cycling across the rough high desert roads of the Pamir mountains was the perfect occasion to use a complete bike packing setup aka: the...

My Kinesis Tripster ATR setup in the Pamirs

Cycle touring or bike packing the Pamir Highway was a challenge that required my Kinesis Tripster ATR Titanium to undergo a few tweaks in...

Wheel Size for cycle touring

The debate over the best wheel size for cycle touring frustrates me. I still see so many people who have specifically bought the wrong...

Filter Water bottles – Which is best for bikepacking

Imagine having a water bottle that you can simply fill up from anywhere there's water and be able to drink safely Well it's a...

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...

Photography equipment for cycle touring

When you're travelling light it's always a compromise on what photography equipment to take. The irony wasn't lost on me that almost half my...

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...

Winter bike clothing reviewed

I have been riding almost everyday through winter blizzards, gales, heavy rain and most things the Lake District weather can throw at me. So...

Cheap bike lights direct from China – Are they any good?

It seems that the latest LED bike lights get brighter and last longer every year, but the cost of branded front bike lights always...