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About the Author
Traveller. Cyclist. Expat. Over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. I've travelled to over 40+ countries and met countless travellers, cyclists, and other expats. As a passionate cyclist I've had opportunities to bike tour in some truly amazing places. While definitely not an expert at bike touring, I'm passionate about sharing bike touring stories and helping others learn hacks, tricks, and techniques to improve their touring experience. I look forward to you joining me on this journey of learning about and becoming a better bike tourist.

Pros and Cons to Touring on a Folding Bike

Pros and Cons to Using a Folding Bike for Touring Having done some bike touring on road bikes, mountain bikes, and folding bikes, I decided to put together some information about bike touring with a folding bike. Having interviewed a friend of mine who rode a Brompton 5400km throughout Europe and having personally experienced touring…

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Touring Talk Episode 003: What Bike Do I Need?

In Episode 003 of BTA Touring Talk, Adam Hugill and I discuss the various types of options available when it comes to finding the right bike for the tour you are looking to do. Relaying our own experiences, we discuss the pros and cons of various types of touring bikes, such as road bikes, mountain bikes, folding bikes, traditional touring bikes, and adventure bikes. Hopefully, this will help you on making the right decision for your planned adventure. Cheers.

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Interview 033: Ian Finlay | My Endless Summer + Tips for Cycling The Pamir Highway

In Interview 33 of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, I have the chance to speak with 53 year’s young Ian Finlay. In August of 2018, he loaded up his bike with everything he would need to finally take his “gap year” and cycle around the world, old enough to appreciate it and young enough to do it by bike. Within a few weeks, the tour grew from a few months to two years. Having never cycle toured, filmed, photographed or blogged, Ian decided he would learn as he goes and through these media he would share his Endless Summer.

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Affiliate Disclaimer

Affiliate Disclaimer Affiliates Please assume that every link on biketouradventures.com is an affiliate link, and that if you click on it and buy something, I’ll possibly make a small commission from it, at no additional cost to you. This website, Bike Tour Adventures is committed towards sharing the stories of bike tourers and to help beginner bike tourers…

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Interview 032: Arie Hoogerbrugge | The Long Way Down … To Argentina + Tips on Winter Cycling

In Episode 032 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to talk with Arie Hoogerbrugge. He recently started an epic bike tour adventure in St. John’s, Newfoundland and will be riding approximately 55,000km over the next 3 years as he makes his way west across Canada and then north to the top of Canada before turning around and heading south for the next couple years. The thing that makes Arie’s adventure especially interesting is that he decided to start in the winter, so that he could have the full experience of riding across Canada and to test his mettle against Canadian winter. This is a true story of man vs. nature.

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Touring Talk Episode 002 | Sleep Solutions

Bike Touring Sleep Solutions Bike touring and sleeping away from home go hand in hand. It’s would be pretty difficult to go on a bike tour and sleep at home every night.  In this podcast episode, myself and my co-host Adam discuss various means of accommodation which will come in useful throughout a bike tour,…

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Interview 031: Ben Davies | From Bike Tourer to Ultra-Distance Racer + Tips for Ultra-Distance Racing Success

In Episode 031 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the opportunity to talk with Ben Davies, an ultra-distance endurance racer from England that has done some epic bike touring before getting more involved in ultra-distance racing. Starting in 2017 Ben participated in the Transcontinental race and in 2019 he came 2nd place in the TCR and 3rd in the Race Across Poland. For 2020, Ben is planning an epic fast-tour from Cairo to Cape Town while raising money for World Bicycle Relief.

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Interview 030: Ride With Dan | Cycling for Suicide Awareness – The One Pedal At A Time Movement

In Episode 030 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to talk with Dan Hurd, a Navy Veteran from the United States that is cycling 25,000 miles around the Lower 48 in the USA. Having now been on the road for 2 years and having cycled 15,000 miles, he is well on his way to achieving his goal. Dan’s story is extraordinary but it doesn’t come without a cost. For Dan, cycling was exactly the therapy he needed. Without it, he might not be here with us. He did this “One Pedal At A Time”.

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When and Where to go on a Bike Tour

Should I buy a new bike before bike touring? Should I wait until I save more money? Should I wait until my kids are just a bit older? Should I sell all my stuff and leave for good? When Should You Go On A Bike Tour? I often talk with people and they are not…

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Interview 029: Joe & Verity | From the U.K. to New Zealand + Tips on Cycling Oman

In Episode 029 of Bike Tour Adventures I have the opportunity to speak with Joe and Verity, a young British couple that decided to take follow their passion for education and gender equality by cycling to Mumbai to visit the Magic Bus charity headquarters. After reaching India they decided to continue on their journey and cycle all the way across SE Asia, before finishing up their trip in New Zealand. Now back in the U.K. I have the opportunity to chat with Joe and Verity about their adventure.

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