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Elite Arion Parabolic Rollers Review

The Elite Arion parabolic rollers are a great way to stay in shape over the darker winter months. Rollers offer a far more involving workout that a turbo trainer, lose your concentration and you’ll fall flat on your face, it

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Klymit Static V2 Sleeping Pad Review

The Klymit Static V2 weighs in at ~460 grams including carry case and field repair kit. That’s 130g lighter than the equivalent Therm-a-rest Neoair Venture VW pad (590g). The Klymit static v2 packs away very well at about the size

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Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System Review

After getting frustrated with the amount of water I was carrying on me / the bike for a full days touring and still running low I thought there must be a better option. If your route involves passing water sources

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Coast to Coast (C2C) – Route guide

Route Guide The 140 mile Coast to Coast route, also known as C2C or Sea to Sea, runs from Whitehaven to Tynemouth with alternative start and finish points at Workington and Sunderland. The route can be cycled over 3 days

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Apidura saddle pack review: Ultra-lite cycle touring/bikepacking

St Nicholas Park in Warwick

So you you’ve brought a road bike, got your miles up and now want to go touring for the weekend? Only one problem, that uncompromising road bike you brought doesn’t even have mounts for mudguards let alone rack eyelets for

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How to plan a route in Google Maps and export it to Gpx / your phone


I find google maps an excellent tool for planning cycle routes along roads which I know, and using this method you can convert your planned route to a .gpx file. If you are reading this you may also want to

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