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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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Findra Marin Cowl Neck Base Layer & Denim Bike Shorts Review

Findra As an anti-lycra cyclist, I was delighted to discover the brand Findra. Created by Alex Feechan, a fashion designer and mountain-biker herself, their ethos is about “empowering and encouraging women to look good, feel good and perform.” Designed uniquely

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Sleeping bag: Vango Venom 400 Review

Many argue that cycle touring carrying everything you need to sleep out in the wilderness is the purest and most exhilarating form of travelling on two wheels. I’m inclined to agree. To do this however, having the right kit makes

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Rapha Women’s Rain Jacket – Review

Tested, written and modelled by Alice Jones. What Rapha say: ‘A lightweight and breathable jacket for the most challenging conditions, designed for optimum performance and protection in the wet and challenging conditions.” As soon as I picked up this jacket,

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Rapha Hardshell Jacket – Review

What it is  The Rapha Hardshell is a road cycling jacket, described by Rapha as the “ultimate workhorse” designed to deal with the most inclement weather you can withstand on two wheels. From my knowledge of the brand and the

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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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