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 Budget Bicycle Adventures in 2018

Last updated in April 2018. As cycle touring has exploded 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 the entry-level options available in…

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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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Unconventional Sources Of Cheap Cycle Touring Equipment

Last year I sourced a touring bike, luggage, camping & cooking gear, spares, tools and clothes for £25.17 and then rode it the length of England on a budget of 25 pence. It was fantastic proof that money is no pre-requisite for adventure, and that you can get everything you need…

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What Exactly Does ‘Freedom’ Mean When Travelling?

Freedom — or the sense of it, at least — is the one thing that keeps bringing me back to cycle touring. I have all practicalities whittled down to a slender routine; there is nothing more to learn from the act itself of travelling by bicycle itself. Yet back to…

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