Amazon, that ever growing burden on our wallets! Below I outline what I think are the top 10 most useful things you can buy from amazon for your touring. Whilst most of these items aren’t top of the range, they will work and enable you to get out there!
One of the questions I see most often is “What bike should I use?” or “Is my old bike OK?”, so I thought I would address this question here! The main thing you need to know before you choose you’re bike – what terrain are you riding over? Are you purely going to be onContinue reading “The Bike”
As you will have seen in my previous post, Time to strip, Maintaining your bike is very important. In an ideal world you would do a quick service your bike every 500km or so, which when you have a work stand and a full set of tools, is easy! But when you’re on the roadContinue reading “On the Road Maintenance”
The biggest concern people have when they start to plan their first long distance tour is camping. “Where do I sleep?” “What happens if I can’t find a suitable place to sleep?” “What if it rains?” These, any many others are all very real concern that people have when they first start camping during a bikeContinue reading “Camping”
Tonray Charente to just south of Soulac sur mer 85.3km If yesterday was a day plagued by strong winds, today was plagued by bumpy roads! it’s cooled down slightly, as temperatures were originally predicted in excess of 35 degrees! today the aim was to get to Royan and get the ferry over to le VerdonContinue reading “Day 9: 17/7/18”
La Rochelle to Tonray Charente 78Km After a nice touristy morning and an amazing croissant (I recommend that you try one!), we left la Rochelle and pootled down the bike path. Today was a very relaxed day, with the aim to reach Rochefort. However, once we got there all the campsites were either full, orContinue reading “Day 8: 16/7/18”
A while ago I asked Tristan to write something just to summarise his time touring. This was his reply. Here I was, stuffed under a bush, sticks poking in my back and a pannier for a pillow, with the sound of the sea crashing in the near distance, when only that morning I’d opened theContinue reading “Tristan’s take on the whole affair.”