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Bikepacking Across Kyrgyzstan in Winter Part 1

I descended and the air was approaching -20 already; around me the valley was steep sided, dark and cold. I noticed the snow had...

What bike for the Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyrgyzstan?

The Silk Road Mountain Race is a unique new bikepacking challenge across Kyrgyzstan. It’s not your standard adventure race - this is a serious...

Bikepacking across Kyrgyzstan in winter – In 12 photos

It was a simple plan, I wanted to cycle across Kyrgyzstan. A country I've ridden from west to east and east to west and...

Bikepacking the Altai Pt3 (the best part) – Mongolia and Russia

We soon found our legs in Mongolia, they were where they've always been but they just got a bit tired with the riding in...

Bikepacking around the Altai – Pt 2 China to Mongolia

China was an "interesting" challenge on our Altai bikepacking trip. All adventures need these sections; those challenging, tough days that question why exactly are...

Bikepacking the Altai – Pt 1 Kazakhstan to China

The road we bikepacked through Kazakhstan towards China was partly constructed by Arnold Schwarzenegger's father - we had high hopes. However we had to...

On the search for gravel routes in Madeira

The general theme of this blog about gravel and road riding in Madeira will probably be steepness. There's no getting away from the fact...

2017 – An awesome 12 Months of Bikepacking, Splitboarding and Exploring

January - Strathpuffer 24hr Solo MTB race The Strathpuffer solo is one of the toughest bike races in the world with 24 hours of riding...

Practical Guide to Bikepacking in Kham, Tibet

Tibet is an amazing place for adventurous bikepacking. However it has changed rapidly over the last decade and unfortunately it's harder than ever to...

A gravel cycling loop in the North Lake District

The English Lake District isn't immediately thought of as a huge gravel riding hotspot with tracks tending to be rough, steep and straight up...

5 Pros and Cons of Cycle Touring V’s Bikepacking

Why do I choose Bikepacking bags over traditional cycle touring panniers? This is still something I get asked a lot so I thought I'd write...

10 tips for wild camping when Bikepacking or Cycle Touring

While cycle touring or bikepacking around the planet it's often necessary to sleep in random places. So far I have enjoyed the comfort of...