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6 Pros and Cons of Cycle Touring V’s Bikepacking

Why do I choose bikepacking bags over traditional cycle touring panniers? This is still something I get asked a lot so I thought I'd write...

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...

Gravel Heaven – A new route in the Scottish Borders

I was already over 2000m of vertical climbing into the ride as I headed uphill further, the rough tracks had taken their toll with...

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...

Riding bikes in Switzerland – A photo Journal

It's easy to forget just how dramatic the roads in Switzerland are as it has been a wile since I was last here. The...

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...

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...

The road to enlightenment in the Scottish Borders

I always thought the road to enlightenment would be best undertaken by bike. Bike touring or bikepacking is one of the most meditative and...

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...

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...

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...

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...