Safe roads & tailwinds to Janapar Grant winner Jess Hargreaves!

A little over a year ago, I was having a chat with a small group of friends who all made a living – one way or another – from adventure. We’d been having these irregular meetings for a couple of years. Ideally they took place down the pub, but often…

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What Does The Ideal Cycle Touring Clothing Collection Look Like?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel I’ve ever quite solved the cycle touring clothing quandry. Walk into a bike shop or outdoor store and it isn’t quite as simple as finding the ‘cycle touring’ department and taking your pick. I inevitably end up wearing garments – such…

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The Ultimate Fix-Anything Cycle Touring Toolkit: Contents, Explanations & Links

What tools, spares, consumables and accessories would the ultimate cycle touring toolkit contain? Is it even possible to construct such a list? And if it is, precisely which example of each item has earned the strongest reputation on tour? These are questions that Lawrence Brand of Porterlight Bicycles recently set out to answer. Lawrence has…

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How To Build The Ultimate Round-The-World Expedition Touring Bike (With Pictures)

Questions about touring bikes are by far and away the most frequently asked on this blog. And a significant proportion of these questions are from people planning epic tours across multiple continents, or even cycling round the world. So I recently set out to design and build the ultimate touring bike…

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Your Frequently-Asked Questions About The Janapar Grant, Answered

The response to the announcement of the Janapar Grant has been overwhelmingly positive – but then with £2,500 worth of bikes and equipment up for grabs, that’s no great surprise. What’s been interesting is the questions I’ve been fielding about the specifics of the idea. Some have been obvious, some…

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