How To Fly With A Bike For Free, In Business Class, For The Price Of An Economy Ticket

Yes, you read that correctly. It is possible to upgrade an economy flight ticket for free to business class, and get free bicycle carriage into the bargain. Pretty good, right? This lunacy is a classic example of travel hacking. I’ve been experimenting with its various techniques for the last year or so, and I’d like to…

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Cycle Touring & Bikepacking Insurance: What You Need To Know (With Provider Recommendations)

Travel insurance is an absolute genius idea for a business. Every time we leave home and go overseas, we buy it in the hope what we will never use it. On the rare occasion we do need to use it, some clause in the small print usually means we can’t. And, if…

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How To Budget & Save For A Cycle Tour: A Foolproof Financial Plan

Today’s guest post has been put together by the very clever Ramona Marks, who is far more financially literate than I and thus far more qualified to write this, the ultimate guide to financial planning for big adventures. She’s living proof that it works, too. Take it away, Ramona… You…

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Why Casting Bicycle Touring As A Sporting Achievement Is Completely Missing The Point

Today’s guest post is from Victoria Cadman, who has completed several solo, long-distance bike journeys across Europe as part of an extremely ill-defined idea to explore the history of the continent. I asked her to write about the perception of cycling as a sporting endeavour, why transferring the goal-oriented mentality to travel…

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How To Train For Long-Distance Cycle Touring (Bicycle Optional)

So you’re dreaming of life on the open road on that epic long-distance cycle tour. Yet you’re doing nothing proactive about it, because (among other reasons) you think you’re not fit enough. The odd commute or day-ride isn’t enough; it’s waaaaay too big a leap from your current lifestyle to…

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