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…

Iceland in Winter on a Budget

Iceland in Winter on a Budget

Whether it’s the lure of experiencing the Northern lights, the fantastic landscapes or Reykjavik’s diverse and vibrant culture, a winter break in Iceland will not disappoint. This article outlines how to experience Iceland in winter on a budget. I had dreamt forever of visiting Iceland. The raw natural, unspoilt and uncluttered beauty of this island was … 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…