Planning Your First Big Bike Trip? Ask Yourself These 7 Critical Questions First

I know the title of this post might sound odd. For the last 9 (wow… 9!) years, I’ve been banging on about the sheer awesomeness of going on bicycle adventures. I’ve been doing it so consistently that I’ve now published more words on this blog than in all six Lord…

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Your Frequently-Asked Questions About The Janapar Grant, Answered

The response to the announcement of the Janapar Grant has been overwhelmingly positive – but then with £2,500 worth of bikes and equipment up for grabs, that’s no great surprise. What’s been interesting is the questions I’ve been fielding about the specifics of the idea. Some have been obvious, some…

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The UK Cycle Touring Festival Returns For 2016! Get Your Early Bird Ticket Now

Quick version: Earlybird tickets for the 2nd UK Cycle Touring Festival are on sale! Click here to get yours. Last year’s inaugural Cycle Touring Festival turned out to be a really powerful celebration of bicycle travel, and a massively enjoyable way to spend a weekend. If you came along last…

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Introducing The Janapar Grant, A Travel Grant For Adventurous Young British Cyclists

Today I’m excited to announce one of the big new projects I’m starting this year: the Janapar Grant. This is a brand new venture aiming to help young people begin a rite-of-passage journey at a time in their lives when it will benefit them most, with the fewest possible strings attached. Check…

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The Inspirational Story Of Megan And Her Totally Unplanned Central Asian Bike Trip

A big dose of inspiration today from unlikely Canadian bicycle traveller Megan Jamer. I’m a real sucker for stories in which an unsuspecting individual walks headlong into a chance set of circumstances that result in them unexpectedly embarking on a cycling adventure they never planned to have. When I met…

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