Author: Tom Owen

Latest News

Best of 2021: A ride between resting places

Two places of memorial. 800 kilometres in between. This is the story of a voyage between resting places.

A ride between resting places

Death and disaster, fascism and farting – all on the road to the end of the world.

Panini stickers show us who these Tour de France riders really are

I can’t be certain why I started collecting 2020 Tour de France Panini stickers, but I know it has a lot to do with nostalgia. As a littl...

Spomenik hunters in the land of the Macedons

Across the lands that once belonged to Yugoslavia lie hundreds of strange, brutalist monuments to nationhood. CyclingTips contributor Tom...

Inside Sierra Leone's richest race: A startling look at West African cycling

The break is going to stay away. This much is certain with more than half the race to go. The two riders who escaped are Osman T. Kalokoh...

Bikepacking the Pirinexus: An eye-opening ride through Catalunya

The Pirinexus is a hilly 340km mixed terrain cycling loop that connects Spanish Catalunya with the southern-most tip of mainland France. ...

Last good country left: Hemingway's Spain, by bike

In mid-September, British writer Tom Owen, his mate Ben, and photographer Matt Grayson flew over to Spain for a week-long bikepacking adv...

The Slaithwaite Redemption: A bikepacking adventure in England's Peak District

On Strava I clicked my way around the Yorkshire moors, then into the Derbyshire peak district, across a corner of Staffordshire, then fin...