The Dream Catcher – Exped HL M sleeping Mat Reviewed

I first saw the Exped dream catcher at the adventure cycling festival this summer. My first thought was - it's just another gimmick, what's...

The Kit for Cycling East

What are we taking for our cycling trip? 1. Camping Kit From left to right, the smallest most comfortable sleeping mat from Karrimor at 300gm: Buy...

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...

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...

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...

Lauf Grit Forks – Reviewed

Lauf Grit suspension forks are a pretty interesting and unique concept, their looks are as divisive as the pronunciation it's 'Loof' apparently. One thing's...

Brooks Cambium C13 Carbon, Cotton and Rubber Saddle review

In the UK there are a handful of globally iconic brands, those renowned for combining British quality and design. Brooks fit into this...

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!...

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...

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...

Review of Morvelo bike clothing

At the start of cycling east I was pretty anxious about using brand new and untested clothing for such a long trip. Put simply,...

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...