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Get your bike ready for new cycling adventures

Has your bike has been gathering dust in a shed? Perhaps you're thinking of taking on your first cycle tour, trying bikepacking, or even buying a new bike. Here's everything you need to know about cycling: bike maintenance, how to choose the right bike for you, and what type of cycle storage you should use. There's information on cycling safety, some cycling inspiration and also a Q&A with some of our cycle touring experts.

What sort of bike should I buy?

Gravel bike (Chiz Dakin)
Gravel bike (photo by Chiz Dakin)

Bike Safety: how to get you and your bike ready

Panniers and a few other bags for things like camera valuables and snacks Image by Richard Barrett
Panniers and a few other bags for things like camera valuables and snacks (Image by Richard Barrett)

What is bikepacking?

What is a sportive?

How to make sure your bike is safe, roadworthy and ready to go (photo by Jon Sparks)
How to make sure your bike is safe, roadworthy and ready to go (photo by Jon Sparks)

Ideas for UK Cycle Touring trips

02 The Garonne Canal offers one of the best routes on traffic free asphalted paths
The Garonne Canal offers one of the best routes on traffic free asphalted paths

Suggestions for cycling in Europe

Advice for long-distance cycling