The Forest of Bowland – Cycle Touring Weekend

cycle touring through the Forest of Bowland with the Cycle Touring Festival gathering

The Cycle Touring Festival is wonderful, interesting, friendly, fun…but doesn’t involve any CYCLING. We’re going to put that right and invite you all to come cycling with us through the stunning Forest of Bowland on the weekend of 17 / 18 September 2016. The plan: We are planning to ride in the beautiful Forest of … Read more…

MODUAL – A Different Bicycle Multi-Tool

a different type of cycling bike multi tool system by Altum Designs The Modual

I was sent the following release by Altum Designs. The MODUAL range is the London based companies first product and very promising it looks too. It’s a different type of bicycle multi-tool compared to the switch-out tool cluster we’re all use to. As the name suggests, this is more of a modular Tool System (MTS) … Read more…

Surly Troll / World Troller Touring Bike build – Part 2

surly tugnut with rohloff on a surly world troller troll

In part 1 I wrote about the decision making process when choosing a touring bike frame, in my case the (Surly Troll / World Troller). Although really, the first decision to make is which wheel size suits the type of touring you have planned. This article looks at my choice of wheels and drive-train, individual … Read more…