One of the ways I make a living is by publishing books and videos about cycling touring and bikepacking, as well as travel and adventure more generally.

On this page, you’ll find entertainment in the form of travel memoirs and adventure films and information in the form of digital and printed guidebooks.

When you buy these products directly from, you’ll be directly supporting my ability to continue running this blog.

You can also get instant access to my entire back catalogue by becoming a montly supporter on Patreon.

Books & Guides

The Guide to Adventure Cycle Touring

Everything you need to know to plan your bike trip in a single affordable guide.

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, my latest book has been written to walk the newcomer through every step involved in planning and undertaking a bicycle-mounted adventure.

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Janapar – Love on a Bike (Travel Memoir)

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

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.

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Films & Videos

Janapar – Love on a Bike

The multi-award-winning tale of life and love on the open road.

It was the start of a brand new life, but Tom Allen’s dream journey takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with an Iranian-Armenian girl. Filmed by Tom over four years, Janapar is an honest and life-affirming tale of finding what you’re looking for when you least expect it.

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A source-to-sea misadventure along Iran’s longest river.

Two British adventurers set out to follow Iran’s longest river, aiming to go beyond the politics and showcase the culture and geography of this misunderstood nation. But when the waters of the Karun turn white, they begin to wonder if they’ve bitten off more than they can chew…

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