When Can You Go Cycle Touring?

The ‘when’ of setting off on a bike trip is an easy one: as soon as you would like. That might be next summer, when you’ve got the the equipment sorted, the route planned out, and the weather is optimal. It might be in a couple of years’ time, when…

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Who Can Go On A Cycling Adventure?

It is sometimes assumed that cycle touring is the exclusive domain of the lean and lycra-clad. Since when did a ‘normal’ person get on a bike and routinely crank out between fifty and a hundred miles a day without breaking a sweat? That requires fitness, and therefore training, and therefore…

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What Is Adventure Cycle Touring?

Climbing aboard a bicycle is perhaps the most accessible way to have an adventure. It doesn’t have to involve quitting your job, spending years planning, or embarking upon a long-winded odyssey of self discovery. It doesn’t have to be heroic. It need not involve ‘epic’ days in the saddle, or…

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Why would anyone travel by bicycle?

Today is a big day for me: it’s the official launch day of my fourth book! The TomsBikeTrip.com Guide To Adventure Cycle Touring is a condensed, refined, 80,000-word version of all the advice I’ve ever given to newcomers on how to get started in the world of bicycle travel. The international…

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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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