A large collection of resources, articles and advice for anyone considering an expedition, adventure or challenge.
Beginners’ guides and how to actually plan an expedition
Amazing stories, inspiring ideas and the best books
Fundraising advice and a big list of expedition grants
RESOURCES BY EXPEDITION
More expedition resources:
The largest cycle touring data set in the world.
A record of every bicycle tour over 10,000km (6,000 miles). That’s the LDCJ’s aim.
- Longest journeys – 4 months to 16 years.
- Fastest cyclists – 5,000km a month to 200km.
- Cheapest trips – £840 total and 3 pence per mile.
- Demographics – nationalities, men vs women, groups vs solo.
- Equipment used – wheel size, brake types, tourers vs mountain bikes.
And more from over 175 cyclists, 250 years on the road and 3 million kilometres travelled.
How to Live More Adventurously
A collection of articles I’ve written to help you get inspired and live a little more adventurously.
STORIES: Tales of adventure from my various expeditions
My Favourite Stories
That contrasting feeling of simultaneous inspiration and frustration with the world.
If TV gives the impression that expeditions are for the elite only then think again.
The expedition may be winding down but it ain’t over ’til it’s over.
A simple bike ride through Richmond Park becomes a race to the death.
My bicycle rickshaw and I take on the world.
Reminiscing about the horrible, wonderful things that you do on expedition.
An attempt to express who I am and where I feel at ease.
Why I ran the length of every London Underground train line.
A poem of thanks to all who have read this website and helped me on my way.
Accounts from my Adventures
I pitched my tent on a deserted island beach, drove off then came back at night…
A British day out, swimming in the River Thames.
Fighting against heat, nausea and perpetual wind on the Patagonian steppe.
My first foray ends with digging my car out of the sand using Tupperware.
A unique Xmas pedalling 90-miles around a desert island in the Gulf.
With finances at an all-time low, I set out to have an adventure on a budget.
Skiing touring in Svalbard at -20C. Published in Adventure Travel Magazine.
OPINION: Commentary and opinion on topics of adventure
Comment & Opinion
GUEST BLOGS : Articles written for The Next Challenge by other people
Angry Young Man – Julian Sayarer
Swimming: The Next Step in Adventure – Dan Martin
Adventure from the Front Door – James Bowthorpe
Asi Es La Vida – Andy Ruck (excerpt from the book)
Do It For Yourself (but not on your own) – Julie Abrams-Humphries
Long Summer Days – Rob Cousins
Life in the Fast Lane – Alastair Humphreys
How to Have an Adventure Every Day – Laura Tomlinson
Frequently Used Excuse: I Have No Money – Lee Hughes
Planning a River Expedition – Mark Kalch
Something a Little Unknown – Francis Charlesworth
My Next Challenge: Walking to Work – Ewan Laurie
The Land of the Midnight Sun – Lucy Bound
A Little Adventure – Ben Wade
For more articles, visit the Article Archive ➜
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