Monthly Archives: July 2021

mash up and district cycling club on the coast to coast cycle to whitby

Coast To Coast Cycle 2008: Barrow In Furness To Whitby

Barrow-in-Furness to Whitby Coast to Coast Cycle

In autumn of 2008, Mash-Up and District Cycling Club took north to tackle the Coast to Coast Cycle. In this article, I share our coast to coast route with maps, places of interest and some excellent tea room recommendations. All the essentials for a successful coast to coast bike ride.

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Five Bikepacking Fails That Every Novice Makes

These bikepacking and cycle touring fails are more common than you’d think

In this article, I outline the five bikepacking fails that I’ve personally experienced during my early years as a novice cycle tourist

I’ve been riding bicycles loaded with luggage since the heady days before it was called bikepacking. When I were a lad, it was just called ‘bicycle touring‘.

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the mindful blogger on the beach in the tropics

How To Start A Travel Blog, Get Paid And Retire To The Tropics

A Counterintuitive Guide On How To Start A Blog, Travel For Life And Make A Living On The Road

In this detailed guide on how to start a travel blog, we’ll be covering all the essential information, technical skills and pro tips that will supercharge your skillset to make sure you launch your blogging business with a bang.

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plan a bike ride on exmouth cycle path

8 Ways To Plan A Bike Ride For A Summer Adventure

Plan a bike ride this summer for an adventure in your local area

In my early days of cycling adventures, I rarely had time to plan a bike ride properly. I’d sup a pint down the pub with Ade and he’d say the magic words; ‘I’ve found a nice hill over yonder.’

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot from Ade about how to plan a bike ride. In this article, we’ll explore the basic principles to plan a bike ride for maximum enjoyment.

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adventurous rides around the world

How To Say Yes To Adventurous Rides Around The World

A maverick guide to adventurous rides

Over the years I’ve been invited on adventurous rides all over the world. I’m lucky to have friends that do interesting things with bicycles.

This is by no means a definitive guide to quitting your job and going on multi-month long-distance bike trips.

It is, however, a short story about how I quit my job (often) and said yes to adventurous rides around the world.

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