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More children being killed on UK roads

It should come as no surprise that the significant drop in traffic on UK roads during lockdown resulted in a drop in casualties. In fact, there were an estimated 1,460 reported road deaths in 2020, down 17 per cent on 2019. However, while motorised traffic dropped, cycling increased and with it the number of deaths. The average cyclist fatalities for…

What is your cycle touring Great Escape?

Perhaps the idea of cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats was too run-of-the-mill for Aaron Rolph. Instead he embarked on a 2700km bikepacking trip up the British Isles, taking anything but the shortest route. His self-propelled journey from the Scilly Isles to the Shetlands involved a variety of activities along the way and things didn’t always go to plan.…

Sun’s out – Quick, sling up a hammock

If you have a few metres of space and two minutes of sun this summer, you can sling a hammock. And in these days of social distancing and self isolation, what better way of whiling away your leisure time? Snooze, read a book or daydream about better days to come. The word hammock originates from the Taino people of Central…

Carry on camping…by bicycle

The preoccupation in Britain with cycling as a sport makes it easy to overlook other aspects of life on two wheels. For example, cycle touring is a pursuit as old as the bicycle itself. Now reinvented as ‘bikepacking’ the business of setting off to ride and camp, taking with you only as much as you can carry, is as pure…

The portable wind turbine that fits in your backpack

Who knows when, or if, travel will ever return to what we once regarded as normal. The pandemmic may have forced a slower pace of life, but the long term effect may be a diminished appetite for the cheap, unsustainable air travel. Perhaps we’ll see the current upsurge in domestic camping holidays become a trend. Maybe cycle touring trips will…