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Tim Moss

Tim Moss has supported over 100 expeditions across all seven continents. He has climbed new mountains, crossed a desert on foot and recently cycled 13,000 miles around the world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society London and a Guinness World Record Holder. He aims to encourage more people to live adventurously. Read more...


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    I still find it, wrong to call apidura a U.K. Company, the owner is a Canadian oil baroness the office is a po box in London, everything is made in china and held in a share house in wales. Not uk in my eyes.

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      Tim Moss

      Thanks Andy. They’re based in London but I guess a lot of companies have international elements these days. Irregardless of where they’re from, their bags are really good.

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    I recently used an alpkit koala saddle bag to cycle back from Germany to the uk – it was my first solo ‘international’ (European) bivvy adventure and even though it only took 3 nights to make it back to London it was an awesome experience! The saddle bag barely swayed (even on some crazy hill manoeuvres) and the straps are carbon seatpost friendly so perfect for my road bike, I was really impressed with the quality of the bag and the ease of set up – some saddle bags require far too much grey matter to use!

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      Tim Moss

      Thanks Griff. That’s good feedback. I also have a Koala and have been really impressed with it.

      I hope that is the first of many trips for you!

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    Andrew Welch

    Nice round up of kit there Tim, cheers.

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    Tim, thank you for this webpage. Really useful to me, a passionate cyclist trying to get into backpacking.

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      Tim Moss

      Thanks Marcello. Glad you find it useful!


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