Everything you'll need to know about choosing gear for cycle touring in a single resource

If you missed it back in February, you’ll be pleased to know that this is the week of the big, noisy, public launch for my latest eBook, Essential Gear for Adventure Cycle Touring. Combining the hard-earned wisdom of more than 50 experienced long-haul cyclists into a single 250-page volume, reading…

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Surly Disc Trucker Touring Bike: Detailed Review & Photos

Disclosure: I asked to borrow a demo Disc Trucker with 26-inch wheels from Surly’s UK distributor for the purposes of this review. It was returned to them after the test-riding period was over. I’m not affiliated with or compensated by Surly or their distributor in any way (except for having…

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Introducing Affordable Custom-Built Touring Bikes from Oxford Bike Works

Disclosure: This is a fully impartial review of Oxford Bike Works’ Model 2 touring bike, based on real-world testing of a demo bike on temporary loan from Oxford Bike Works at my request. I am not affilated with or sponsored by Oxford Bike Works in any way. As bike touring has…

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8 Simple Tricks To Stay Warmer When Camping In Winter

It snowed/sleeted briefly yesterday morning, and that might well be the only snow we get this year; therefore I feel justified in publishing this post on techniques to stay warm when camping when it’s absolutely bloody freezing. Follow the tips below, and you too can expect to get at least…

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Why There's No Kit List On My Adventure Cycle Touring Blog

One of the features you’ll find on any self-respecting adventure cycle tourist’s blog is a ‘kit list’ page. Usually published in the name of providing useful information, and occasionally as bait for search engines and to earn money through affiliate links, this page is the place where the rider lists bicycle…

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