Bikepacking across Kyrgyzstan in winter – In 12 photos

It was a simple plan, I wanted to cycle across Kyrgyzstan. A country I've ridden from west to east and east to west and...

Cycling the Pamirs Pt1 – The Grand Depart

In 2014 while cycling to China, I was gutted to miss one of the most beautiful and intriguing parts of central Asia. I didn't...

It’s all downhill to Afghanistan: Cycling the Pamirs Pt3

As we left Lake Karakul in Tajikistan we learnt Panada's struggle at altitude. I'll admit it was a shock to see that a Fiat...

Perfect road riding in deepest darkest Scotland

This 115km loop is a long way from anywhere but I guess that's one reason why it's so amazing. It is a hidden gem...

Bikepacking the Southern Uplands from the door.

With Saturday afternoon fast disappearing before me, I strapped my Apidura saddle and bar bags onto the bike, found my lights and headed out...

Gravel Grinders: Tyres for the Dirty Reiver

It seemed such a great idea when I entered the Dirty Reiver but now the thought of riding 200km in April for a gravel...

Is this the Ultimate Touring Bike?

In about 10 days I will embark on my my Cycling East adventure and for this epic cycle ride I am lucky enough to...

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...

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...

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...

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 Riding Routes in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

The Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park is pretty much the heart of Scotland and we were headed to the far east and the...