Cycling East Part 18 – Aktau, riding in Kazakhstan Visit 13

This was the first and shortest of three sections of Kazakhstan I would be cycle touring across. In Aktau the romantic Kazakhstan world of...

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 -...

Finishing our cycle tour to Istanbul

After 30 days of straight riding, with no lazy rest days like the Tour de France gets, we had managed to cover 3000km of...

One of the best long MTB loops in the Lake District

This rather ambitious mid winter ride attempted the two highest peaks you can legally mountain bike cycle in the England up in the Lake...

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...

Rum on the Rocks – Bike ‘n’ hike

Over the last holiday weekend we set out to explore the Island of Rum which was a private and almost secret place until fairy...

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...

Bikepacking the Balkans – 6 Countries in 6 Days Part 1

In 2013 we cycle toured and explored the Balkans en route to Istanbul, we were blown away by the variety of scenery, the friendliness...

Cycling East Part 2 – Western Germany

We left Holland on the river Rhine cycle path, a flat gravel path meandering its way along the river heading into Germany. The river...

Tibet Part 3 – Holy Lakes, big climbs and chicken feet

From the Tibetan city of Garze we headed West towards the biggest climb we've ever undertaken, we both wondered nervously how would we cope...

Cycling a Cross border coast to coast

It was a crazy plan in mid summer but in the winteriest day of winter it was ambitious to say the least. Cycling coast...

Greece Lightning – Cycle touring the length of Northern Greece

We made it into Greece a few days ago and have now arrived at Kavala. It has been such a friendly country so far. It makes...