What Is Adventure Cycle Touring?

Climbing aboard a bicycle is perhaps the most accessible way to have an adventure. It doesn’t have to involve quitting your job, spending years planning, or embarking upon a long-winded odyssey of self discovery. It doesn’t have to be heroic. It need not involve ‘epic’ days in the saddle, or…

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Why would anyone travel by bicycle?

Today is a big day for me: it’s the official launch day of my fourth book! The TomsBikeTrip.com Guide To Adventure Cycle Touring is a condensed, refined, 80,000-word version of all the advice I’ve ever given to newcomers on how to get started in the world of bicycle travel. The international…

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Planning Your First Big Bike Trip? Ask Yourself These 7 Critical Questions First

I know the title of this post might sound odd. For the last 9 (wow… 9!) years, I’ve been banging on about the sheer awesomeness of going on bicycle adventures. I’ve been doing it so consistently that I’ve now published more words on this blog than in all six Lord…

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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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Leaving Your Comfort Zone Is Not Something To Avoid

Adventure cycling demigod Alastair Humphreys has just launched a new short film of his recent bike & bothy adventure in the Scottish Highlands. (A bothy, for the uninitiated, is a remote mountain shelter which is free for public use.) It’s really good. And if you’ve never come across bothies before, it’s a fantastic…

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