Sneaky look – the Monkii cage Gorilla.

18 months ago we introduced you to the Monkii cage and it found its way onto many a bike, some people just use them to hold a bottle but others carry cooking kit, shelters and no doubt the odd bottle of wine along the way. Although the Monkii cage was and in my opinion, still is […]

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The Shindig Weekend … bikepacking in Scotland.

The urban dictionary defines ‘shindig’ as a social, low key party or gathering that doesn’t quite reach full scale …Welcome to the Shindig.On the weekend of Sep 13th/14th The Shindig is taking place north of the border. It’s a relaxed bikepacking event with the emphasis on a sociable ride through some beautiful scenery and singletrack […]

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Eco-gel … trying it so you don’t have to.

I love meths, so when I came across Ethanol gel I couldn’t resist having a play to see whether there were any benefits to be gained by using it. It’s marketed as being safer because you can’t spill it … it’s also marketed as ‘eco’ which is a bit misleading really seeing as meths is […]

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BB 200 … whatever gets you through the night.

If you’ve never ridden a long distance ITT before and are considering entering the BB 200, you’ll need to be prepared to ascend a very steep and often painful learning curve … to help get you through the night here’s a selection of tips from previous finishers. Training, do some! I’d done a 10 & […]

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Dirty deeds done dirt cheap.

Having lots of nice kit is great but it’s also expensive and the desire to have the latest, lightest or smallest whatever, is something many of us could seek counseling for!  I sometimes wonder whether anyone looking to dip a toe in the murky waters of bikepacking could be put off by the seemingly infinite […]

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Highland Trail 550 … view from the front.

Half man, half machine Phil Simcock covered this years HT550 quicker than anyone else, he recorded a time of 4d 1h 45m … that’s an average speed of just over 9km per hour, every hour for 98 hours, it includes the time he was sleeping, eating or just stopped! … think about it. I gave […]

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First Look … Trekkertent Stealth.

Life is full of compromise and the trouble with compromise is, it usually leaves everyone feeling a little unhappy. The less compromise you have to accept the better you feel about things.  Bikepacking mirrors life, indeed for some it is life, so a level of compromise is inevitable … you don’t always get to ride […]

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