Bikepacking In Tibet – Kit Choices

As ever we tried to go even faster and lighter for our trip to Tibet. I reassessed where we could save bulk and weight...

Weekend Bikepacking Kit List

Weekend bikepacking is all about challenging how light you can get away with, but without putting yourself in danger if something does go wrong. For...

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...

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 see so many people who have gone out and bought the...

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...