After years of deliberation and countless hours on the road in the UK, New Zealand and Tasmania dreaming of a new bike-build, I settle for an English number!
I arrived back to Blighty from Tasmania in May 2013. One of my first port-of-calls was to cycle up to Bridgwater, Somerset from Poole, Dorset to test ride a Thorn bicycle. Thorn Cycles.
WOW… look at all these fabulous bicycles. There’s a bicycle heaven, and it’s in Bridgewater of all places! Continue reading
I’ve heard many a cyclist whisper in dark corridors, that’s the first wash in a long time!
I can never fathom how you’d want to sleep while encrusted in grime and sweat. But, I suppose needs must at times!
So how can you stay clean while out cycle touring, wild camping and have that grime free night in your clean sleeping bag.
Ideally, setting up camp next to a water source solves all one’s problems, washing and cooking. Continue reading
Wild camping in Australia is permitted on most free land, plus campfires are a go as well (unless signposted otherwise)
Tasmania’s pristine national parks and lush landscapes make for superb wilderness camping. But, it’s not like New Zealand, you’re going to have to share your space with wildlife in various guises.
Biting, stinging, spitting, jumping, sidewinding, crawling, hopping, it’s all here in abundance!
Except for a sluggish snake sidewinding out of the sea on Bruny Island, a few Jumping Jack ants and the occasional leach, I was fortunate to have a fairly tame time with the local critters! Continue reading