Heading out on your first cycle touring adventure can be a daunting prospect. Luckily the UK hosts some fantastic routes for cycling that can be easily completed by beginners. There are a wide range of sources online to help plan your tour, but this guide will give you five of the best. From a...
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...
A fat bike is about opportunity. An opportunity that opens up the seasons, and opens up the terrain. You can go places where you’d never consider before owning one. Fat bikes’ wider-than-normal wheels provide extra grip, making them ideal for riding in snow or through deep mud, so perfect for riding in winter....
The idea is that the bag fits perfectly in the triangle of your frame, all you need to do is send Alpkit a template of the frame (there are easy to follow instructions), and then choose options such as openings and whether you want a document pocket, hydration port, reflective piping and colour,...
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...
3) Sleeping Bag and Air Mattress Touring after a bad nights sleep is always a struggle. Photo: iStockHaving the right season sleeping bag for your cycle tour is an important consideration. Temperatures can drop surprisingly quick at night so having a cold-weather sleeping bag is essential for a good night’s sleep on the road....
Credit: Stag BudapestWhen we talk about drinking bike tours, we don’t mean the stag do group-pedal city centre-blighting freak show pictured above. We mean something more cultured, a trip to a craft beer brewery, riding through the pretty rice fields...

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...

FOLLOW ME

0FansLike
388FollowersFollow
16,300SubscribersSubscribe

WEATHER

POPULAR ARTICLES