Cycle Touring

What I have learned while cycle touring.

We’re off to do that thing

You know, that thing. That thing you've been day dreaming about for years. That thing that you've wished that one day you'd be able...

Travel vaccinations

We are getting closer to the day of departure so it is time to get the right jabs. What vaccinations to get, well that...

Meet the Hypercracker

If you are a cycle tourer or keen cyclist you might know what I'm talking about. It is so many years ago I have...

Extrawheel trailer

Using a trailer when touring is a very personal thing. Some people can't do without one, while others manage to tour the world without....

New rear wheel

Some of you know that I have been pondering what rear back wheel to build for a long time, because my old rear wheel...

Washing a down sleeping bag

Our Alpkit Skyehigh sleeping bags are getting a bit smelly even with the silk liners. We have tried a few times to organise to...

There’s a hole in the pannier, dear Peli, dear Peli

Come sing along with me ... There's a hole in the pannier, dear Peli, dear Peli, There's a hole in the pannier, dear Peli, dear Peli, Then...

Cycling in the Peak District

We have just spent four days in the Peak District in the north of England, pootling about and enjoying the views. And, of course,...

Are you sitting comfortably?

I really do have the so-called "Brooks bum" - they work for some and not for others. Peli, for example, didn't get along at...

Fettling Ortlieb pannier hooks

I have talked about the Ortlieb pannier hooks and spacers falling off before (clicky here: Ortlieb Bike-Packer Plus (Rear). For some reason they fitted...

Bang on!

A wee outing

Time files

tent in the dark

I failed …

Pinhaw and back

Summer Rain