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...
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...
“We’re Going On A Squirrel Hunt, We’re Going To See A Red One, We’re Not Scared, What A Beautiful Day…” Cycling under a russet forest canopy, our soundtrack was the two of them chanting Michael Rosen’s We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, reworked to convey our squirrel-spotting mission. The eldest was singing sweetly, but the three year...
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....

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...
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...
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...
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...
Bikepacking might be a relatively new buzzword, but it actually describes something people have been doing for years: Loading their bikes with camping gear and taking off into the wilds to explore. The difference is that now there’s a whole lot of really fantastic gear on the market that’s designed specifically for multi-day...

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