First Glimpse: The New‐For‐2019 Oxford Bike Works Expedition Disc

When visiting the UK earlier this year, I popped over to Oxford Bike Works to catch up with Richard Delacour and to check out a prototype of the new Expedition Disc touring bike he’s been working on. This disc‐equipped specification will be part of Richard’s custom‐built bike lineup as of 2019,…

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An Affordable & Unique Gift Idea For The Armchair Traveller In Your Family

Yes, it’s the time of year when every author needs to come up with a gift idea… Not wanting to break tradition, I’ve got a handful of paperbacks of my first book Janapar: Love on a Bike to autograph and sell at a discount. I do think a signed edition would…

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Just Released – A Brand New Edition Of The Best Adventure Cycle Tour Planning Guide On The Planet

The very first edition of Trailblazer’s Adventure Cycle‐Touring Handbook, compiled by veteran bicycle traveller Stephen Lord, didn’t just help me plan my first big journey; it actually inspired that ride’s very conception. I can barely believe that that guide has just seen the publication of its third edition. Have I really been doing…

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Introducing CyclingTouring.org, A Social Network For Solo Cycle Tourists To Find Partners In Adventure

Today’s Q&A-style guest post comes from Pete Ashford, founder of CyclingTouring.org, a new (free) social networking website aimed at finding cycle touring partners to join your trip wherever and whenever you happen to be riding. Tell us a bit about yourself! I have been riding bikes all my life –…

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Just Announced – Kona’s Updated 2016 Sutra Touring Bike + New Sutra LTD

I’ve been a fan of Kona’s bikes and their corporate ethos for donkey’s years. Today they’re announcing their new season bike line‐up, which includes not just an updated 2016 Kona Sutra (their mid‐range disc‐equipped 700C tourer) but also a brand new variant, the 2016 Kona Sutra LTD, aimed even more…

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