Cycling East Part 5 – Slovakia

Slovakia was a country I knew very little about before we visited. We planned nothing regarding the route. We did however know from the...

Bordering on insanity – Southern Upland Way in winter

It's been a while since I rode an overnighter bikepacking from my doorstep in Scotland. I don't know why, but recently there's been a...

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...

Cycling East Part 17 – Rail Ferry across the Caspian Sea

This post is the first one that contains no cycling, instead its my adventure catching the ferry from Baku, Azerbaijan to Aktau in Kazakhstan....

Riding the Spring Classic: Paris Roubaix

Well this write-up about cycling the Paris to Roubaix race is long over due, much like the fact this was my very first road...

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...

Bike ‘n’ Hike on one of Scotland’s iconic peaks

It's easy to forget quite how wild northern Scotland is and without the various hunting tracks and stalking paths most of Sutherland and Wester...

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...

6 Adventurous Places You Should Cycle Tour in 2016

As everyone is busy planning cycle touring holidays for 2016 I thought I would share my top adventure cycling destinations. These are places that...

Cycling the Pamirs 2015 Pt2 – Crossing into Tajikistan via Mars

Sary Tash has a memorable name, but very few moustaches - in fact there's very little of interest at all other than the jaw...

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...

Bikepacking the Balkans – 6 countries in 6 days pt 2

We left Montenegro for Albania and either side as far as the eye could see were rows of vines, only occasionally interspersed by a...