In 2005 though, two Englishmen, 25 and 28-years-old respectively, did exactly that. Coming to the end of academic life and a dead-end job, cousins Ben Wylson and Jamie Mackenzie dreamt up a plan, wild, implausible, to become the first two people...
We all know Bali is an off-the-scale surfing destination. A tropical paradise island with world-class waves, which sits somewhere near the top of all surfers’ bucket lists. But what we didn’t know, until we saw the awesome edit below that is, is that it’s also an epic place to go mountain biking. From a smoking volcano,...
Tom at home in London, shortly before starting his 200-day trip“I don’t think my parents or mates believed me at first. At 19, in my gap year, I wanted to challenge myself, see what I was really capable of...
The bike race had started at midnight on the legendary Muur van Geraardsbergen in Belgium with cowbells, flaming torches and rowdy townsfolk, as Fraser , myself and 173 other riders headed into the night, unsure of what exactly lay ahead. Our heads full of apprehension in our ability to reach the Bosphorus strait...
And finally we roll into Humahuaca, a small but vibrant town that brings us back to reality. Here we glance back at the railway that has been our home for three days; that has given us an insight into another era. Boom and bust, nationalisation, privatisation and economic collapse has been the story of...
Darron said he was planning the bike’s first foraging expedition with his partner and two year old daughter, Florence, down in Dorset, hitting up spots where he knew of some abundant wild crops. I caught up with him a couple of days after the trip… “We headed down an old disused railway track not...
12) Ideally, don’t get robbed In Rome, at the Trevi fountain to be exact, we were unfortunate, and stupid enough, to get our GoPro stolen and a couple of SD cards with all of our photos from the trip, minus a few already immortalised online. This one should go without saying, but always be...
Bikepackers will be spending long, long days in the saddle, and with this they will inevitably encounter a wide range of weather conditions. There may be precipitation. In fact, there almost certainly will be: let’s face it, you’re cycling up that mountain pass in the Highlands or the Alps for the scenery not...
There is no kind of wetness quite like a cycling wetness. On a bike, the rain seems to get in everywhere. It seems colder and more fierce when you’re hurtling down a mountain pass and even in summer, something more serious is often called for than a walking jacket. Enter the Ciclo Light....
Who doesn’t love Alpkit? Purveyors of fine equipment at affordable prices for discernable outdoor lovers. Alpkit have long made great equipment: cookware, excellent headtorches, bivvy bags, mats, dry bags, ropes, harnesses, you name it. And then a couple of years ago they started manufacturing apparel. Their down jackets were particularly good and their...

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