North Coast 500
The story of the North Coast 500 is here at last. Click the image to start following the adventure.
Misadventures in Cycle Maintenance
Probably best not to take this as advice!
Tips & Advice
Five times pro riders used a spectator’s bike during a race
There are strict rules about where a pro rider can get assistance from after a mechanical. It doesn’t technically extend to borrowing a spectator’s bike. Sometimes, however needs must…
What is… Bikepacking?
What is bikepacking? There are many opinions on how extreme travelling with a bike is before it is classed as bikepacking. Here’s our view.
Travelling with your bike on a train
All of our cycling trips this year involved travelling with our bicycles on some kind of a train. But what does it take to get a bike on a train. This article looks at the what you might have to consider with bicycles and trains in the UK.
North Coast 500 | Day Seven | Thurso
A day of changing plans as we are forced to divert from our route…
North Coast 500 | Day Six |Tongue
Another day of changing plans on our NC500 trip. This time the beach was too tempting to ignore.
North Coast 500 | Day Five | Scourie
Today we tackled over 24 short, Sharpe climbs, climbed 2,000 metres, met with masticating midges. The memory of these days improves with time.
North Coast 500 | Day Four | Ullapool
A later start to a seemingly easier day with just three noticeable climbs in the offing.
North Coast 500 | Day Three | Gairloch
Day Three of the North Coast 500 turns out to be a day of contrasts. Short, steep hills in the first half turn to long, easy climbing in the second.
North Coast 500 | Day Two | Applecross
Day Two of the North Coast 500 sees us tackling the highest mountain pass the route had to offer.
North Coast 500 | Day One | Lochcarron
Cycling the North Coast 500. Starting out in Inverness and trying to get to Applecross, follow us on the first day of our trip to see how we got on.
Essex Paris Essex: Return Journey
In order that we didn’t miss our Ferry, we let the train take the strain to Dieppe. It didn’t stop the journey being a little worrisome though.