Cycling routes and bikes: guidebooks, expert advice, touring, kit and adventure stories
Day rides, cycle touring, mountain biking, sportives, bikepacking or just a bike ride. Here we focus on all aspects of getting on your bike for a great adventure, starting with getting your bike in good order, and leading up to the most epic of cycling adventures. With guidebooks, articles and video to bring everything to life.
Day rides on roads and tracks
The most accessible form of cycling, for cyclists of all ages and abilities. These guidebooks will provide a range of suggested routes in some great locations. If you're looking to push yourself more competitively, then the Sportive guidebooks provide plenty of guidance on training and suggested routes in the south of England.
Cycle touring has all the benefits of a journey powered purely by your own effort, but you get to cover more ground in a day than you would by walking, yet you are moving slow enough to fully appreciate the scenery around you. Start your cycle touring adventures with trips just taking two or three days. If it feels good, then there is no real limit to what you can achieve.
Suggested routes for first cycle touring trips
Suggestions for more challenging cycle touring
These are very roughly arranged in order of difficulty of the challenge. This can depend on overall length of the route, the terrain, and any challenges related to the region or country.
mountain biking and gravel biking
bike packing, panniers and camping
Article · 26 Aug 2018
What is bikepacking?
Jim Sutherland explains what bikepacking is: the combination of lightweight backpacking with mountain biking, or touring on a mixture of roads, gravel tracks, single track and sometimes walking paths for multiple days with an overnight stop.
Feature · 2 Oct 2016
Finding My Way and Not Getting Lost – Cycling around the world
In 2011, Cress Allwood began a journey on her bike that would take her around the world. Here, she describes some of the highs and lows of her adventure across multiple continents.
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