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Autumn colours, rain and grit – Riding across Scotland

It's Friday afternoon, I'm sat looking out of the window at my work, debating whether to ignore the weather forecast and head up north...

Bikepacking and the advent of winter in the Highlands

Riding past the forest fringes my lights pick up a bar code of black tree trunks, then suddenly four sets of yellow eyes reflect...

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...

Bike Packing to the best bothy in Scotland

We left work at 4pm, got in the car and drove north, headed for the mountains. We tolerated the average speed cameras that now...

Applecross – The best road cycling loop in the UK?

I've heard it be said about Applecross that there's nothing there. "Just a pub and few houses"....er that's kind of the point! A wild...

Review of Apidura bike bags and Axiom Panniers

We have been cycle touring for eight weeks now and it felt a good time to review the Apidura bike packing bags and the...

Tea Time in Darjeeling – A cycle tour in the Indian...

Cycle touring on main roads in Nepal and India was at times a tad suicidal, cyclists are an inferior beast who should just get...

Three of my favourite North Lakes road bike routes

These three routes all pass through Keswick but take in a very varied selection roads, which I feel show what this area is all...

Cycling East The Movie

  Today┬áI released the trailer for my Cycling East adventure. The trailer combines some time lapse sequences and a few bits of video that will...

Cycling Tibet Part 2 – Wolves, Monks and Proper Bo Cha

We had just ridden into Litang in part one which turned out to be a remarkably interesting place. It had a real sense of...

The Jeroboam 300km ‘Gravel’ Event, Italy

The first rule of a 'Gravel' event is surely there needs to be gravel? Am I missing something? I was asking myself this...

Practical Guide to Cycle Touring the Pamir Highway

Cycling the Pamir Highway AKA the M41 in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan is known as cycling the "Roof of the world" with good reason -...