Tenerife – Big climbs, gravel tracks and cacti

I think of Tenerife as a place where people go on the sort of holidays that scare me. Not in the attacked by a bear...

Cycling East Part 13 – Eastern Turkey

The most beautiful part of Turkey's Black Sea coast ended in Sinop, but despite that, Turkey's special because of the people and their hospitality...

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...

Cycling East The Movie

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

Faster and lighter – My kit list for central Asia

As I started my central Asian section of the ride I really wanted to push lightweight touring even further and drop the panniers completely. I...

Afghanistan to Scotland – By bike, Jeep, foot and Jet Plane...

At this point in time we felt about as far away from the lush green rolling hills of Scotland however we only had a...

Cycle Touring Hungary – Cycling East Pt6

We cycle toured into Hungary from Slovakia late on a Sunday night after a long hot day of riding through peaceful rolling hills. The detour...

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...

Our little cycle ride has started!

Departure day has arrived! It has been a frantic week and a manic Monday. Our ferry leaves at 11.15pm from Harwich and luckily it's...

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 East part 3 – East Germany

After more cherry poaching at our campsite we set off along the shores of the giant Edersee lake in central Germany. Whereafter we inadvertantly...

Croatia

It seems Croatia has a very long coastline and tomorrow will be the last day before we arrive in Montenegro. It has taken us...