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Keeping it Normal

I hope you, your families and friends are well and you are finding time to get out on your bicycles, whether it be a ride around the block, a micro-adventure, or maybe further afield.  It is fair to 2020 was a different kind of year, but we...

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Bergen or Bust (A cycle tour across Norway)

Last year myself and my girlfriend completed a 2 week cycle tour across Norway. I filmed the whole thing. Enjoy!

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Fat Wrap Handlebar Tape Review

Hands up if you have ever suffered with pain or discomfort in the wrist and hand areas when cycling?   If your hand is in the air, then you will understand how painful and frustrating this can be.  At one end of the scale it can be annoying...

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Yoga for Cyclists

Many of us cyclists are guilty of only taking care of one thing - your pride and joy that is your bicycle.  We invest hard earned cash to buy the bike and carry on this trend throughout it's life to make sure it is running in tip top condition. ...

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Spain to Norway on a Bike called Reggie

  I would like to introduce you all to Andrew P. Sykes.  Andrew is writer, teacher, speaker and long distance cyclist with three fantastic travelogue books about his cycling adventures under his belt.  His engaging, informative and hum...

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Cycle Touring Festival 2017

On the late May bank holiday for the past three years, a group of around 200 to 300 people get together to talk about bicycles, listen to engaging stories of amazing cycle touring journeys, learn, eat, sleep, drink a few beers, go cycling and have a ...

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Cycle Touring Adventure in Dartmoor

  I think of myself as rather fortunate to live in the South West of England. Perfect for cycle touring, especially being nicely placed in between two awesome National Parks; Dartmoor and Exmoor. With the bits in between filled with endless coun...

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Bicycle Touring Local Leaders

cycletouring.org is excited to announce a great new service: Local Bicycle Touring Leaders.  We are building a network of cyclists, ready to meet up and help other cyclists visiting their local area as part of a cycle tour. It is about...

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Discovering Colombia on a Tandem Bicycle Tour

Welcome to another Guest Cycle Touring Blog Post. I would like to introduce you to Nathalia & Vincent. A couple from Switzerland who embarked on an wonderful cycling adventure across Columbia in 2016. This brief guest blog post is to show yo...

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Italian Cycling Adventures: Pavia to Mantova by bike via the River Po

It is time for the next instalment from our guest blogger, Alexandre Rotenberg. Alexandre is based in Italy and is a photographer and cycle touring enthusiast. He enjoys exploring the beautiful areas of Italy by bicycle and contacted me about sharing...

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Piedmont: Gastronomy, History and Beautiful Landscapes

It is time for the next installment from our guest blogger, Alexandre Rotenberg. Alexandre is based in Italy and is a photographer and cycle touring enthusiast. He enjoys exploring the beautiful areas of Italy by bicycle and contacted me about sharin...

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Grip, Release, Shuffle, Grip, Release, Drop....

  Hello and welcome to another guest blog post. This time our author is Kent MacWilliam. I have been in contact with Kent after he sent me an email about his handlebar tape product, Fatwrap Handlebar Tape.  Kent wanted to share his gre...

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The Journey is More Important than the Destination

It is time for the next guest blog from Alexandre Rotenberg. Alexandre is based in Italy and is a photographer and cycle touring enthusiast. He enjoys exploring the beautiful areas of Italy by bicycle and contacted me about sharing his writing and ph...

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Cycle Tourism along Milan’s Canal Navigli Network

I would like to welcome a guest blog post from Alexandre Rotenberg. Alexandre is based in Italy and is a photographer and cycle touring enthusiast. He enjoys exploring the beautiful areas of Italy by bicycle and contacted me about sharing his writing...

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Bicycle Touring Mini Cycling Break in Exmoor

  It has been far too long since my last post. Holidays, the day job and moving home have all eaten away at my time of late. But now that life is starting to ease up a little, I can find my cycling legs again. After what seemed an eternity of on...

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Life changes bring more Cycle Touring Opportunities

If you read my past cycling blog posts, you will know that I'm currently based on the beautiful island of Jersey, Channel Islands. For those of you who don't know, Jersey is a very small island off the coast of France, and is part of the British Isle...

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Best Laid Cycling Touring Plans can go Wrong!

It was all planned out. As much as it needed to be anyway. I was riding from St Malo to Le Mans and my cycling friend I was meeting with, was riding from Caen to Le Mans. You guessed it. Le Mans was the meeting point. Did we make it and meet up? Nope...

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Bike Touring, Spring and Sunshine!

I'm writing this post whilst looking out to beautiful spring sunshine and glorious blue skies. For me, the weather plays such an important part in life, especially when bicycle touring. Not that I always let the weather control my cycling, but who do...

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Stove for Bicycle Touring | Jetboil Zip Review

A few of my recent posts have been focused on the kind of food I like to eat whilst out on a bicycle tour. So now seems like the perfect time to write about the stove I use, the Jetboil Zip. Before I get started, if you did miss the previous posts on...

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Cycle Touring Advice | What do I need for my first Bicycle Tour?

So, you have possibly made the best decision of your life. You have decided to go on a bicycle tour! But what next? You have a destination in mind. Maybe have some ideas of what to do along the way and thoughts about where you can sleep. The sta...

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