Cycle Touring Tips – Outdoor Clothing

outdoor clothing - clothing to wear cycle touring

Everyone has their own ideas about what items are packing list essentials for a cycle tour. I often read spirited forum debates about what should or should not be found in your panniers. The first point to make before you read any further is ‘just do it’! Whatever gear you have, too little or too … Read more…

Titanium camp cook pots – a guide

lightweight titanium cook sets

Titanium really is the perfect material for lightweight travel. It’s super lightweight, strong, hygienic, will not taint the taste of food and drink and if it’s looked after correctly, titanium kit will last a lifetime. Titanium as a material is expensive but the benefits to the outdoor explorer far outweigh the one-off outlay cost. It is … Read more…

Lighten your Tent weight

The best way to camp. Wild camping guide for camping in the UK

Last month I wrote about what qualities to look for in a tent for cycle touring; see here. In this following article I look at what steps you can take to lighten the weight of your tent pack and improve the performance of your bargain tent. I paid less than £100 for my ‘Vango Banshee 200’, it’s … Read more…

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…