The 4″ sceptic … Part 1.

Fat bikes are brilliant. They’re fantastic at covering the frozen, snow covered wilderness of America, Canada and northern Europe. They’re superb in the arid, sandy deserts of the world from the Sahara to the Australian outback. They’re great when things get soft and boggy, often allowing you to keep riding when you might otherwise have […]

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Food for thought … when push comes to shove.

Once you choose to ride your bike somewhere other than a designated cycle path or sculptured bike trail, you should accept that not every inch will be ridable. If you take things a step further and decide to ride so far off the beaten track that no track exists, then you really should prepare yourself […]

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Bridge street saddlebag review.

A few months ago, we had a look at the Bridgestreet Saddlebag, I said at the time, I’d been putting it through its paces and that I’d continue to do so … well, done so I have and here are my thoughts. However, the first thing I’d like to do, is pull some holes in […]

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Food for thought … just resting my eyes.

Aside from Dartmoor, wild camping in England and Wales is illegal, it’s against the law, it’s naughty. If you can be bothered to look up the word ‘camp’ or ‘camping’ in the dictionary, it’s almost certain there’ll be mention of tents or temporary structures … so what if there are no ‘structures’?Imagine you’re strolling across […]

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Surviving your first WRT … Part 3 ‘Sleeping’

Contrary to what you might have seen or read, the thermal efficiency of bravado is actually quite low. It may appear perfectly adequate at 3pm on a sunny afternoon but roll the clock forward twelve hours and you’ll probably wish you’d packed something a little heavier. Staying warm through the night is often the difference […]

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Tools of the trade … Lifeline Hybrid CO2 pump.

I’ve long been a fan of using CO2 when the time comes to mend the almost inevitable puncture and for a number of years I’ve been particularly partial to using other peoples CO2. There’s obvious benefits to using someone else’s, less weight, lower cost and just so much less trouble than having your own. However, […]

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Surviving your first WRT … part 2 ‘Shelter’.

Bikepacking is the perfect hang-out for the gear geek, no matter how deep your need for the lightest, latest or smallest, chances are there’ll be someone else with an even greater ‘need’ than yours. Just knowing that there’s someone else who’s obsessive geekery is even more out of control than yours, somehow helps to reduce […]

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Surviving your first WRT … part 1 ‘Route’.

If you signed up for this years WRT, you should now be in possession of the all important grid references. Depending on your character, the next four weeks might be spent plotting, deliberating and re-plotting, honing your route until you know every tussock and potential locked gate … or if you have a cavalier attitude […]

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