Long-haul cycling, carrying all you need on your bike, is a liberating, rewarding and intimate way to travel. I simply can’t get enough of it.
I first got into cycle touring when I was living in Japan. I kept a blog detailing the preparations for a trans-Eurasian journey by bike and train. You can read it here. The trip was cancelled at short notice for family reasons, but I’m still proud of the blog and of the writing on it. If you only read three posts from it, I recommend these:
- Cycle Aid Japan 2013 – A gallery and report from our charity ride through Fukushima, supporting victims of the 3/11 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster.
- Cycle Touring Question of the Week #1: Wild Camping in Bear Country – one of an occasional series of tips for cycle touring, explaining how to camp safely in bear country.
- Book Review: Crossing Europe on a Bike named Reggie – a review of a cycle tour from Reading in the UK to the southern end of Italy. It’s a great book.
There’s plenty more to read on the site, so go ahead and explore. Enjoy.