Tom’s Guide To Cycle Touring In… The Netherlands

As a student at the University of Exeter I once joined an annual fundraising event known as the Amsterdam Hitch. Travelling in pairs or groups, participants would have 24 hours to hitchhike from southwest England to the Dutch capital, spend a couple of nights ‘recovering’, then take a prearranged bus…

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What’s The Best Tent For Cycle Touring & Bikepacking? (2020 Edition)

Last updated in January 2020. Photo above taken while bikepacking across Armenia last year. Choosing the best tent for your cycle tour or bikepacking expedtion is difficult because there’s a huge amount of choice out there. Ultralight tents, freestanding tents, 3‑season or 4‑season tents, double wall or single wall, with…

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What’s The Best Camping Stove For Cycle Touring & Bikepacking? (2020 Edition)

Last updated in January 2020. Every cyclist loves food. In fact, one of the pleasures of bicycle travel is the ability to eat whatever you like, and as much as you like. Your body becomes a calorie-burning machine, and it’s very vocal about what it wants! When it comes to…

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What’s The Best Touring Bike? (2020 Edition)

Last updated in January 2020. Title photo is the VSF Fahrradmanufaktur display at Eurobike a couple of years ago. The number of touring bikes on the market – that is, bicycles built to serve the needs of cycle travellers – can be bewildering. So it’s no surprise that the most…

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