We recently got a copy of Tom Allen’s new Essential Gear for Adventure Cycle Touring and thought it was such a great guide that we should share it with you.
Laura and Paddy's adventures by bike
Back on the bikes after an extended break, we were anticipating an easy 900km to Teresina. But we found undulating terrain, roads in bad condition, heavy traffic and strong winds, with only assorted roadkill to take our minds of the pedalling.
The ride out of Lima was the most nerve-wracking of the trip so far and we were glad to get onto the quieter coastal road with French cyclist, Joel, for company.