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, with the...
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Grip, Release, Shuffle, Grip, Release, Drop....

  Hello and welcome to another guest blog post. This time out 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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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 to cook it on. A Jetboil Zip. Before I get started, if you did miss the previ...
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Bicycle Lights | Ay Up Lights Review

With dark mornings and nights closing in fast, this makes it a perfect time for me to write few paragraphs about the lights are currently user .  Bicycle lights are subjective. It is all about your needs, surroundings and ultimately your budget....
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Sleeping Bags for Cycle Touring | Terra Nova Voyager 800

Are you like me? And have owned a few cheap sleeping bags over the years. Purchasing them for occasional usage; crashing at someone's house, back garden camping, festivals, etc.. You stand in your local camping shop with a couple of thoughts in mind....
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Eurohike Backpacker Tent for Cycle Touring

Your first cycle tour is all planned. You know roughly where you want to go and how long you will go for. You have thought about camping, but maybe your last experience was a Scouts/Girl Guides weekend away when you were 12 years old! Looking through...
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Cycle Touring Navigation: Paper Map or GPS Device? | Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of this blog post about the world of cycle touring navigation.  Read part 1 here. As touched on in part 1, I love paper maps and still use them for my touring planning and navigation.  I also love GPS devices.  Having...
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Cycle Touring Navigation: Paper Map or GPS Device? | Part 1

So what is it to be when you go on a cycle tour? The good old paper map or a modern day GPS device (Garmin, smart phone, Bryton, etc..)?   Some people get a little hot under the collar about this subject.  They think you have to chose a pat...
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Brooks Saddles for Bicycle Touring | Your backside will love you forever!

I have always known about the iconic cycling brand Brooks being famous for their leather saddles; very popular with touring cyclists across the world.  It wasn't until I got the cycle touring bug that I actually thought about delving in and seei...
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Convert an old bike into a new cycle touring bike...

My touring bike I use today started it's life as a hard tail mountain bike. A Cube Reaction Race Edition to be precise.  A mid range aluminium frame mountain bike that cost me around £1500 at the time. It came with all the usual parts; suspension fro...
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Cycle touring equipment and my first cycle tour…

If you are anything like me, you love to read about new kit, browse web sites/shops for new kit and overall get very excited at the prospect of new kit!  I enjoy the pre-purchase research, maybe more than receiving and using the piece of kit!&nb...
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