7. Camping gear you *MUST* bring
We like to travel light. So think carefully before packing and maybe leave that kitchen sink behind.
6. Bike Kit & Clothes You *MUST* Bring
The cycling industry does a good job of creating more and more products, all described as ‘essential’. More than likely, you don’t need them. However some bits really are worth thinking about investing in.
4. Get your bike in good working order
Unless you’re a mechanic, we highly recommend that you get your bike serviced at a reputable local bike shop before the ride. Some problems are hard to spot until you take the bike apart.
5. The Great Tyre Secret (Shhh… You Might Go Too Fast)
As all cycle nerds know, getting good tyres saves you money in the long term.
3. Gears, glorious gears!
Your bike needs gears for getting up the hills.
2. What kind of bike? Does it fit? + Saddle chat
What kind of bike do I need? Excellent Choices Road bike Touring bike Good Choices Hybrid Cyclo-cross Non-suspension mountain bike with road bike tyres Bad Choices Dutch city bike Any other mountain bike Folding bike Fixed Gear / Single Speed / Track bike E-bike (you won’t be able to charge it) Triathlon bike Unicycle Penny-farthing […]
Training for Thighs of Steel
Your goal is to be able to cycle the average daily distance and climbing for your week within 7-8 hours.
Getting your bike across the Channel
Current fastest and cheapest option: Train + Ferry + Train
Great bike bags for train travel
If you’re on a fast train in Europe, you’ll probably need a bike bag. Here are a couple that are foldable and cheap!
Funnn-raising Images & Resources
Grab these high res images for your flyers / posters / presentations / social media / videos / reels / bike stickers