Cycling Resources

Adventure Cycle Touring Resources

Bicycle touring is an excellent way to start out in the adventure world. You can get away with cheap kit, cover long distances without training, and get a real sense of freedom.

I spent 16 months cycling 13,000 miles around the world and have written a guide on How To Cycle Around The World.

Below are a collection of useful links to help you plan a bike tour.

Long Distance Cycle Journeys (LDCJ)

A unique online database of over 200 cycle tourists who have covered 6,000 miles or more (10,000km) in a single trip.

Stats on average distances, daily costs, types of bike used and more.

Long Distance Cycle Journeys (LDCJ)

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Tim’s Cycling Trips

Cycling Around the World – 13,000 miles through 27 different countries.

Rickshaw World Record – I hold the world record for the longest distance cycled in a rickshaw.

Cycling Home from Norway – 1,000 miles through Scandinavia after an expedition in the Arctic.

Three Peaks, Two Wheels – Cycling between the UK’s Three Peaks and climbing up them.

Sarah Outen: London to Tokyo – I provided the logistics for the first leg of Sarah’s circumnavigation.

Cycling Around Masirah Island on Christmas Day – An alternative festive celebration on a desert island.

The London to Isle of Wight and Coast-to-Coast Triathlons – Two ‘real world’ triathlons.

Cycling Touring Help

10 Tips For Your First Off-Road Cycling Expedition – by Tom Allen

10 Tips For Your First Big Bicycle Expedition – by Andy Welch

Ten things I know about long distance cycle touring – by Laura Moss

Cycle Touring Expedition Travel Insurance

Managing knee pain and back pain for cyclists

Reading List for Cycle Tourists

Advice for Cycling into Istanbul

37 Cycle Tourists Share their Kit Lists

34% of all Cycle Tourists use Hub Gears

Brooks Lands End & John O’Groats Panniers Review

Cycle Touring Festival

The first Cycle Touring Festival is happening in the UK this May. Tickets are on sale now…

Cycling Articles & Stories

Don’t Cycle Lands End To John O’Groats – Consider the world of alternatives first.

If Cycling Around The World Is So Good Then How Come I Just Want To Watch DVDs?

Honk Once for Hello, Twice for P*** Off – On the use of car horns.

Bicycle Karma – A white van pulls up next to me, winds his window and… thanks me

Angry Young Man – A guest blog by controversial record breaker Julian Sayarer from This Is Not For Charity

8 strange situations in which I’ve found myself wearing lycra – Cyclists, I am sure, will relate

The Vehicle of Poets – Famous quotes about the beautiful vehicle

Solo travels as a woman in Africa and Asia – interview with Helen Lloyd.

Mountains & Mole Hills – When a commute becomes a race to the death

Cycle Touring Links

Cycling Adventurers

Interesting adventurers who have completed big bicycle tours.

Alastair Humphreys – 4 years around the world, popular blogger

Tom Allen – Off-road expedition cycling all over the place

Andy Welch – Off-road expedition cycling all over the place

Rob Lilwall – Cycled home from Siberia

Rob Thomson – Cycled and skateboarded Japan to Europe and back

Mark Beaumont – Broke speed record for cycling around the world

James Bowthorpe – Broke Mark Beaumont’s speed record raising money for Alzheimer’s research

Julian Sayarer –  Broke James Bowthorpe’s record under the banner This Is Not For Charity

Peter Gostellow – Cycled 50,000km from Japan to England and later through Africa

Friedel & Andrew – 60,000km+ all over the world. Fantastic resources website.


There are probably thousands of books and films about cycling but here are a few that I’ve read/watched and would recommend:

(Browse the full list of the best books about cycling here)

The Man Who Cycled the World

Great book and series about Mark Beaumont’s record attempt.

Adventure Cycle Touring

The best handbook you can buy.

Cycling Home from Siberia

Rob Lilwall starts in the deep end of a Siberian winter.

The Wind in My Wheels

80,000 miles with Josie Dew.

The Flying Scotsman

Not much to do with expeditions but it’s a great film.

  • Janapar – Amazing movie about Tom Allen’s journey, entirely self-filmed. The book’s great too.
  • Moods of Future Joys – Wonderfully honest account of Al Humphreys’ 4 year trip. Spreads into a second book – Thunder & Sunshine. He has a third book too: 10 Lessons from the Road.

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