Books by Tom Allen

Travel Memoir: Janapar – Love, on a Bike

The best laid plans always go astray — and Tom’s are no exception.

Like the documentary film of the same name, Janapar: Love, on a Bike goes much further than recounting the nuts and bolts of a long bicycle journey, exploring what it means to be a modern-day journeymaker, the challenges and tough sacrifices one must make in order to follow a dream, and the series of realisations that must befall the young and naive traveller about life and love.

Available as a paperback and Kindle edition. 

Digital Guide: The Guide to Adventure Cycle Touring

Everything you need to know to plan your bike trip in one 277-page ebook.

If you’re dreaming of an adventurous bicycle journey, and you’re looking for advice on putting that dream into action, this guide will no doubt be rather appealing. With contributions from more than 50 veteran cyclists, Tom’s fourth book has been written to walk the newcomer through every step involved in planning and undertaking a bicycle-mounted adventure.

Available as a Kindle ebook from all international Amazon outlets.

Digital Guide: Essential Gear for Adventure Cycle Touring

257 pages of hard-earned advice on getting kitted out for your adventure.

Essential Gear, Tom’s second book, is a comprehensive and timeless resource on gear for cycle touring — a guide that takes a step back from kit lists and equipment reviews and looked instead at tackling the underlying concerns of newcomers to this limitless and exciting form of travel.

Available as a digital download in PDF, Kindle and EPUB formats from

Digital Guide: Understanding Touring Bikes For Epic Expeditions

A guide to choosing the perfect bicycle for your next big adventure. 

The bike is the single biggest investment most adventurous cyclists will make. Understanding Touring Bikes distils almost a decade of touring experience and that of dozens of other veteran tourers into a comprehensive yet newbie-friendly discussion of what to look for in a touring bike for a seriously epic expedition.

Available as a digital download exclusively from

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