The Joy of Travelling Slowly: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018

Is it more about the journey than the destination? Christopher Somerville, Anna Hughes and Nick Hunt talk to Adrian Bradt about the idea that travelling slowly by walking or cycling opens your eyes to a much wider journey. Between them they have travelled thousands of miles by such means and have a wealth of experience to share. Read More The Joy of Travelling Slowly: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018

Tim Moore: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018

Tim Moore tackled the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike. Talking to Paul Blezard, Moore reflects on the curdling of the Communist dream, and the memories of a Cold War generation reared on the fear of apocalypse – at a time of ratcheting East-West tension. After three months, 20 countries and a 58-degree jaunt up the centigrade scale, man and bike finally wobble up to a Black Sea beach in Bulgaria, older and wiser, but mainly older. Read More Tim Moore: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018

Mark Beaumont: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018

Mark Beaumont talks to Tobias Mews about his most incredible endurance test to date. On the 18th September 2017 Mark circumnavigating the globe in 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes, travelling 18 032 miles through 16 countries and breaking 2 official Guinness World Records. No stranger to epic cycle rides, he has written books about his previous solo expeditions and shares his experiences with us on the Stanfords Travel Writers Festival stage. Read More Mark Beaumont: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018

Cycle to Work Day

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.”- Ernest Hemingway

13th September 2017 is National Cycle to Work Day.  Not only is cycling to work good for learning the lay of the land, it is also a great way of sneaking exercise into your daily routine and it means you can legitimately eat a second breakfast. Read More Cycle to Work Day

Allez! Allez! Allez!

The pièce de résistance of the cycling calendar begins on 1st July with the Grand Départ of the 104th Tour de France. Over the three weeks, the cyclists will cover 3,521 kilometres before crossing the Champs-Elysées finish line on Sunday 23rd July. Of the 21 stages five are mountain stages and they will only have two rest days. If you are already panicking about how you will fill those two TDF-free days, here are some books, maps and accessories to keep you busy thinking about bikes. Read More Allez! Allez! Allez!

The Amazing Story of the Man who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

Flowers? Chocolates? A card? A 7,000 mile bike ride?

PK cycled from New Deli, India to Boras, Sweden to be with the woman he loved. On the way he had many adventures and rode in eight different countries until he was reunited with Lotta.  The Amazing Story of the Man who Cycled from India to Europe for Love is by Per J Andersson and it’s a wonderful story about different cultures and classes and how love conquers all. The couple have been married since 1979. Read More The Amazing Story of the Man who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

The Travel News- 18th November 2016

Feel festively terrified with some scary Christmas traditions,  a hitchhiker pays his way in beer, eat some delicious fried wasp and see an award winning foldable bike helmet. It’s this week’s travel news. Read More The Travel News- 18th November 2016