Last Chance to Get Tickets for The UK’s First & Best Cycle Touring Festival

The UK’s 4th annual Cycle Touring Festival is rapidly approaching – there are now less than two months to go until that weekend of cycling, camping, workshops and talks in the lovely surrounds of the Forest of Bowland AONB in Lancashire. Founded and run by my good friends and fellow…

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The 27 Most Useful Free Apps For Cycle Touring In 2018

While I firmly believe that your first long, personal bicycle journey should be entirely free from modern electronic devices, there are plenty of tourers who pack a smartphone or tablet alongside their tent, stove and toolkit, and for good reason: they can come in bloody useful. Smartphone technology moving as…

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Stop Bleeding Away Your Travel Money Via Overseas Card Transaction Fees (UK Only)

Fee-free UK current accounts for overseas spending are hard to come by. Enter Starling Bank, a mobile-only ‘challenger’ bank offering its customers zero-fee withdrawals and purchases in any currency anywhere in the world.

Is Thailand Actually The Best Cycle Touring Destination In The World?

As I write, I’m just over a month into a wonderfully unstructured bike trip in ‘the land of a thousand smiles’, a country idolised by generations of travellers as a paradise on Earth; a destination to where 35 million people journeyed last year, a million from the UK alone. I’m…

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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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