Essential Gear for a Deep Winter Cycle Tour

This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue of Geographical magazine. Blue light slowly invaded my cocoon of flapping fabric. My waking thought was one of despair. The wind, which had made pitching camp so hopeless and miserable the previous evening, hadn’t died. It was thirty degrees below zero.…

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10 Questions & Answers On Surviving The Scandinavian Arctic On A Bike

Timely or what? The Norwegian Cyclists Association have been in touch about my trip last year to Scandinavia, in which I rode a thousand miles from Oslo through Sweden and Lapland and across the Arctic Circle to Bodø. The following post is an edited version of the interview I did for…

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5 Reasons To Go Winter Cycle-Touring (& 5 Reasons Not To)

The weather’s taken on an autumnal nip here in the U.K., sparking dreams of future snowy adventures. Cycling Scandinavia at the start of this year was an intensely memorable experience, ticking all the right boxes at that time in my adventure-cycling journey. Here are five reasons I’d urge all experienced…

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Video: Cycling The Scandinavian Arctic In Midwinter

I re-edited the short film I made of my little ice-biking excursion in Norway and Sweden to make it eligible for a documentary scholarship application run by WorldNomads. [vimeo][/vimeo]

Arctic Cycle Video Goes To The Festival

The short movie from my winter cycling trip in Sweden and Norway was selected for presentation at the ‘One Shot’ International Short Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia. In the unlikely event that you’re in Yerevan on Saturday, do pop down to the ACCEA at 15:00 to watch it on the…

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