LITELOK – New Touring Bike Lock

Litelok attack rating

I’m loving the look of this! Could it be the perfect touring bike lock? I especially like the ‘Twin-Locks’ package idea which allows you to join two locks with the same key, perfect for locking to trees when camping. Professor Neil Barron is an industrial designer and entrepreneur with a background in Aeronautics and Astronautics … Read more…

Clipless Pedals for Touring

Pedals for Touring - Shimano Dual Purpose Pedals

What Are Clipless Pedals? Clipless pedals are a two-part system. Part one is the pedal itself which has a locking mechanism. Part two is a component called a ‘cleat’ which attaches to a specific bike shoe. The shoe can then connect to the pedal, giving the rider a solid connection with their bike. To disengage from … Read more…

‘Evernew’ or not? Titanium Alcohol Stove

Mysolo alcohol stove vs Evernew alcohol stove

I wanted to upload a short film of the ‘Mysolo’ alcohol stove in use. I’ve had a few enquiries asking how this stove compares against the ‘Evernew’ branded stove.  I’ve used the ‘Mysolo’ stove a lot recently and it really does perform well. On the surface there isn’t any obvious differences between the ‘Mysolo’ and … Read more…

Cycle Touring Tents – Lightweight Camping

Best cycle touring tents - The vango banshee is a reasonably priced tent that is classed as a two man but is comfortable only for one

Attach the term ‘lightweight’ to any kit associated with camping or cycling and it usually means two things: One, you’ll enjoy yourself considerably more, and two, there’ll be a hefty price tag attached to it. This article asks the reader to identify what it is they need in a cycle touring tent, it maybe available … Read more…

Bicycle Touring Scotland – The Outer Hebrides

Cycle touring Scotland - The Outer Hebrides

By Penny Johnson. The Outer Hebrides are a set of windswept and beautiful islands off the north-west coast of Scotland. This was my first bicycle touring  holiday, so we picked the Outer Hebrides as they were relatively flat and neither of us had been there before. We planned a fairly leisurely trip, with no days … Read more…

Bullhorns – The perfect touring bike handlebar?

Bullhorns - The perfect touring handlebar

Do you dare steer away from touring tradition? They come as standard on almost every touring bike but have you considered anything other than conventional drop handlebars? I never gave my handlebar choice a second thought. I had drop bars on my first tourer and I still do on my road bike. I know I don’t … Read more…