Planning

Our top tips for cycle touring

Our top tips for cycle touring

The advice we picked up from other cyclists and websites whilst we were planning was invaluable. For that reason we thought we would put together a list of equipment we loved and that we hated, along with a few top tips from our time cycling around South America.

What we now know – before we go

What we now know – before we go

We’ve been planning for 18 months and have undertaken an enormous amount of research. We leave in just over a month and wanted to share our top five lessons about what we now know about preparing for a trip such as this.

Sunny Sunday test riding

Sunny Sunday test riding

Test-time. Last weeekend was spent checking we had all the kit, that we were happy with the bikes, trying out the new tent and some lovely sunny cycling.

Pedalling about on our new bikes

Pedalling about on our new bikes

It’s hard to convey how excited we were heading to Bridgwater to pick up our new bikes to cycle them back to London. Nor how exhausted but impressed we were when we finally made it home.

Snow cycling in Slovenia

Snow cycling in Slovenia

We went over to Slovenia to try some snow mountain biking with Slovenian cyclist Tadej Valjavec. It was great fun playing around in the snow.