Oxford Bike Works & Tom’s Expedition Bike: The Story So Far

Just before I flew out to Bangkok for my current trip, I paid a visit to Richard Delacour at Oxford Bike Works to collect Tenny’s newly upgraded tourer. Based on a vintage steel Trek frame, the lovingly recycled bike is a tidy piece of work, naturally – but it got…

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What’s The Best Touring Bike? (2018 Edition)

(Last updated: January 2018.) The range of touring bikes on offer can be bewildering to the newcomer. And so it’s only natural that amongst the many questions I get asked about planning a cycle tour, the most frequent is “what’s the best touring bike?” Trouble is, it’s a question with no…

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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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A Pro Bike Builder Reviews The ‘Adventure Flat White’ Budget Touring Bike

New this year at the budget end of the UK touring bike market is the Adventure Flat White, an entry-level road tourer whose RRP of £430 makes it the cheapest off-the-peg touring bike in the UK (at the time of writing). Being abroad for an extended period of time and…

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Cheap Touring Bikes for Budget Bicycle Adventures in 2018

Last updated in April 2018. As cycle touring has exploded in popularity in recent years, a handful of manufacturers have begun producing cheap touring bikes aimed at cycle tourists on a low budget. In this article we’re going to have a look at some of the entry-level options available in…

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