20 Hard-Earned Survival Tips For Cycling In Winter

This piece originally appeared in BikesEtc Magazine. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing”, Sir Ranulph Fiennes once said. I don’t imagine he got the idea from winter cycling, but the same holds true: there’s nothing stopping you pedalling through darkening days and sub-zero temperatures, as long…

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How To Go Ultralight Bikepacking (A Fully Loaded Cycle Tourist’s Perspective)

Ultralight cycle touring – a.k.a. bikepacking – is something I’ve been asked repeatedly to cover on this blog. As luck would have it, lightweight bikepacking is also something I’m getting more and more interested in, especially now I’m based in a place with endless potential for dirt road adventures in…

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A Pro Bike Builder Reviews The ‘Adventure Flat White’ Budget Touring Bike

New this year at the budget end of the UK touring bike market is the Adventure Flat White, an entry-level road tourer whose RRP of £430 makes it the cheapest off-the-peg touring bike in the UK (at the time of writing). Being abroad for an extended period of time and…

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Cheap Touring Bikes For Low-Budget Bicycle Adventures – A Growing List

As cycle touring has grown in popularity in recent years, a handful of manufacturers have begun producing cheap touring bikes aimed at cycle tourists on a low budget. In this article we’re going to have a look at some of these entry-level tourers available in the UK. Cheap Touring Bikes…

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Best UK Local Bike Shops For Touring Bikes – A Growing List

There are a lot of bike shops selling touring bikes. There are far fewer for whom serving the needs of the touring cyclist is a speciality. This is hardly surprising. Cycle touring is one of the tiniest niches in cycling. Touring bikes themselves are ugly and utilitarian. There’s far more money…

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