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Off to France for a week of chilled out touring. Too much kit as usual :-)...
Anyone do any training before going away on tour? I'm looking at doing the LEJOG route in the spring and was thinking if I need to up my miles. I currently just commute to work (6 miles each way) and try to get a few 20-40 miles rides in each week....
I'm thinking of giving wild camping a try when I go on a tour of France / Germany / Belguim / Switzerland in the summer. Any advice for a wild camping novice? ...
Hi! I want to try out sleeping in a bivvy bag, but don't know which one or brand to go for. Anyone got any advice in this area?   cheers Pete ...
I'm looking for new panniers. Was about the buy some more Ortliebs as I have good experience with these - they are solid and never leaked water! But, they are kinda heavy, which is probably why they are so solid. Anyone know of similar brand that a...
Check out our latest blog posts on cooking and eating whilst out on a cycle tour. This two part post gives you an insight on how and what I like to eat on a cycling holiday. From simple breakfasts to chilled out BBQ's, there are some simple tips and ...
I'm planning a Scandanavian tour this summer, on a budget. Any suggetions/tips would be much appreciated. ...
Hi, Anyone got experience with bicycles and trains in France? I have had all kinds of problems trying to get my bike on a train from Paris to Rennes. Either told the bike has to be in a box (not practical for me) or the train only has a very li...
Out latest Newsletter has just gone live! Check it out here... [url="http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=939c5ceca631cf61576ef1d61&id=d141f505da"]Cycle Touring Newsletter[/url]   cheers Pete Cycling Touring Community ...
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I have always fancied using a hammock for cycle touring. Looking to pick one up in the January sales. Have been looking at the DD Hammock range. Does anyone have any experience with them? Or any other recommendations? [url="http://www.ddhammocks.c...
Hello all, I am looking at doing a cycling trip April next near for 4-6 months. I am a solo female and have travelled a lot and love cycling but not done anything like this before. I am trying to work out which country/countries would be best to do m...
Can anyone help out Chiasson with cycle touring in Hawaii?? [url="https://www.facebook.com/cyclingtouring/posts/434057343455850?comment_id=437419696452948"]https://www.facebook.com/cyclingtouring/posts/434057343455850?comment_id=437419696452948[/u...
Hi! I'm looking for a lightweight (ish) and small camping stove for cycle touring. Something that packs down nicely into panniers.  I have held off for a while, but need a way to sort out hot drinks and simple food. Any recommendations from any...
I'm looking for maps, routes or suggestions from the north of France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. ...
Over the past few months many of you have kindly taken the time to send in suggestions for new features and changes. Two topics that have come up a few times, is to have the ability to find people people to go on local bike rides (not necessarily tou...
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Here is my kit list from a recent mini tour to Brittany. I wasn't camping and the weather forecast was good, so my kit was reduced down quite nicely. Not all of this kit went on my ride. I left a good chunk in the hotel. Happy to answer any...
Hello - I'm looking to ride back to North France from Bilbao, Spain next year. Anyone have any route advice for getting over the Pyrénées? Looks like an easy ride looking at Google Maps :-) but I'm sure there are tried and tested routes. chee...
I'm new to the world of camping. I have a cheap mat I got from Millets years ago. It is uncomfortable and bulky. Get what you pay for! Anyway, has anyone got any recommendations for something lightweight and comfortable? Budget no more than £80 ish...
Hi! Am looking at a trip through France/Spain in the spring. Probably 3 weeks away. Normally camp, but this time thinking of mixing it up with hotels so I get some luxury along the way :-) Want to keep the costs down, so thinking about using the ...
Check out the latest Blog post about my mini trip to France. http://www.cyclingtouring.org/blog/entry/mini-cycle-tour-in-november cheers Pete...
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