Bike Review after 25,000km

I’ve just written a detailed review of how my Thorn Raven Tour (with Rohloff hub) held up during the 25,000km Take On Africa bike ride. Take On Africa – Bike…

Take On Africa is One!

One Year On The Road I hope you don’t mind this little post – a proper update should be out tomorrow (when I sit down to write it)…. but something…

Cycle Touring Maintenance Essentials

I have written another article for my sponsors Webtogs about some equipment I’ve found particularly useful for maintaining my bike… in particular,  a toothbrush! You can read the article here:…

Bikes for Africa

I cycle because I enjoy it. I cycle because it keeps me fit and healthy. I cycle because I can. I’m lucky. A bike, for many people in Africa, is…

Test riding the new bike

I finally picked up my new Thorn Raven bike this weekend and having been for a couple of outings can say I’m really quite happy with it. It took most…

Equipment List

Here’s a list of what I am going to take with me. Details where known are provided and I will update the list as I buy things. (Items marked with…

A New Bike

For months I have been deliberating what I am going to need to take on my trans-African bike ride. Listing the basic kit I need is easy; the difficulty is in…