Karun Wins People’s Choice Award at Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival 2015

Being able to call myself an ‘award-winning filmmaker’ is a notable bonus when it comes to getting a certain type of person to take notice of my work. Like a well-designed book cover or a blog post optimised to attract search engine traffic, film awards are a way to advertise the fact that…

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Touring Bike FAQ #3: Steel Or Aluminium Frames? (Or Something Else?)

Discussing the pros and cons of different metallic alloys is probably not something you ever thought you’d find yourself doing until you began researching touring bicycles. But there is indeed an ongoing debate over whether steel or aluminium as a frame material is a better choice for touring bike. Let’s…

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Touring Bike FAQ #1: What Makes A Bike A Touring Bike?

If you’re researching touring bikes online, chances are you don’t yet have a touring bike of your own – or if you do, you may be unsure of whether it’s really fit for the cycle tour you’re planning. Choosing a touring bike is something people invest a lot of time and money in, either buying…

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Tom’s Expedition Bike: The Full Specification & Parts List (Geek Alert!)

‘Tom’s Expedition Bike’ was designed to meet my needs after years of touring all over the planet and advising hundreds of budding cyclists on trip planning and bike selection. It was conceived as the last expedition-grade touring bike I’d ever need – a true touring bike for life, and the summation of everything…

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