Due to work constraints, my touring experience is fairly limited and I’m grateful to those who have shared their thoughts and experiences on these pages.
As ever, any questions or thoughts please use the comments section or drop me a line. It’d be grand to hear from you.
Bike options covering a range of price points if you fancy hitting the road.
Cup and cone or cartridge hubs? 32 or 36 spokes? Handbuilt? Some suggestions for a decent set of hoops to carry you and your luggage.
Tyres are very much about personal choice. Here are my favourites.
Numb hands while riding? Back ache after 20 minutes in saddle? You may want to think about your position on the bike…
So you’re ready for your first tour… what to take? Here’s my base-weight kit list, which changes depending on destination and season.