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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...

WeLoveMountains wins Travel Blog of the Year 2015

At the Destinations Travel show down in London last week it was announced that my cycle touring adventures had won Wanderlust Magazine's Travel blog...

Slovenia by bike – short but sweet

Slovenia is a small but perfectly formed country bordered by Italy, Croatia and Austria. I found it a remarkably peaceful and tranquil place. It...

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...

Strathpuffer 2017 – 24 hours of winter riding

The Strathpuffer is regularly featured as one of the toughest mountain bike races in the world. It's riding an 11km course as many times...

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...

Bike Packing the Cairngorm Outer Loop, Scotland

I had a weekend on my own and the weather in Scotland was set to be fine. So what should I do was the...

Cycling East Part 11 – Turkey from Istanbul East

We left Istanbul on what was a historic day for our trip - We began our cycle ride across the varied and gigantic continent...

Bikepacking across Iceland Part 1

Cycle touring Iceland is something that's always been in the back of my mind, the desolate empty interior captures my imagination with its volcanoes,...

Cycling East Part 22 – Kyrgyzstan and The Nomads

This post about cycle touring across Kyrgyzstan took some time because it covers possibly the best riding and some of the most interesting and...

The Kinesis Tripster ATR bike – My thoughts so far

After 14 days of riding on the Kinesis Tripster ATR, I think I have a pretty good idea about the bike. Just 14 days...

Cycle touring in Albania

Next up is cycle touring in Albania, it is an interesting country hugely different from even its neighbours Montenegro and Macedonia. However many people...