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The app that adds adventure to your everyday cycling

There's a perverse joy in being caught off-guard by something so unrideable.

The flightless bird that inspired my off-the-couch 120 km gran fondo

Nothing else can give you this unbelievable high. All those good vibes, all the good feelings, the good memories, they all come back.

Bikepacking the Iron Curtain: A ride through European history

Join Markus Stitz as he bikepacks through history on the Iron Curtain Gravel Trail.

Unhurried: The joy of slowing down

Markus Stitz is an Edinburgh-based filmmaker, photographer, writer, and the founder of Bikepacking Scotland. You might recall the two pre...

What you missed at the Paris-Roubaix that never happened

There's no race as ardently mythologised as Paris-Roubaix. Raced through the working-class heartland of France on narrow farming roads an...

Video: Bikepacking for conservation in Colombia

In February 2020, ultra-endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox, adventure rider Joe Cruz, and filmmaker Rugile Kaladyte traveled to the Colombian ...

Ride to the race: Ultracycling becomes our climate conscience

GBDuro sees riders traverse the length of Great Britain following a 2,000 km route from the island's toe to tip. It is run by The Racing ...

How to make the most of your cycling during stage 4 lockdown

As of Sunday August 2, Melbourne is in six weeks of stage 4 lockdown to help fight the spread of coronavirus. Among the new restrictions:...

How to find the optimal cycling route

Here’s a thought experiment for you. Say you went out and rode every street in your suburb. What would the distance of that ride be? What...

Ted King's ridiculous 23-hour gravel ride across an entire state

Three weeks ago, on a damp night on the Canadian border of Vermont, Ted King set off for a very big bike ride. With a chipper ‘ciao’, the...

A balancing act, a wallaby, and a ride into the light

There’s a wedge of bush – a kind of island in suburbia – running over a freeway tunnel near my house, crowded with dense scrub and cut by...

The space between us: Chasing distance in the wilds of western Scotland

Markus Stitz is an Edinburgh-based filmmaker, photographer, writer, and the founder of Bikepacking Scotland. You might remember his inspi...

Forget Everesting, this is quite the opposite

There's a stretch of gravel road that points straight through Eastern plains of Colorado, aimed at Kansas like an arrow. It doesn't bend ...

Holidays at home: Coronavirus stole my job but changed me for the better

Coronavirus has made life difficult for many people across a range of industries, cycling commentators included. With no bike races for m...

Everesting on a fixie with a hormone headwind

Come hell or high water, she would be spending her birthday spelunking into the deepest depths of the pain cave.

Riding 85 km within 2 km of home: Every street in my suburb without a map

I unclipped and pulled off to the side of the road. Behind me, my friend and colleague Andy van Bergen followed suit. We both surveyed ou...

In a child's first bike ride, life rolls on

The week before everything changed, on a primary school athletics track a few blocks from our house, my daughter rode a bike for the firs...

The first-time bikepacker, her $350 MTB, and a 1,500 km ride across Mexico

For most people that tackle a long journey on two wheels, there's a long period of build-up. Years spent riding bikes, building strength ...

The Heat Road: Riding 5,600 km from Paris to Dakar in less than 20 days

French adventure cyclist Steven Le Hyaric is no stranger to long and difficult rides. Over 51 days in 2018 he crossed the Nepalese Himala...

Come hell or high water: Solo bikepacking through Tajikistan's Bartang Valley

Central Asia has become something of a bikepacking destination in recent years. The likes of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have proven increa...

Photo gallery: The savage beauty of the inaugural Atlas Mountain Race

In February 2020, 185 riders from 27 countries headed to Morocco for the inaugural edition of the PEdALED Atlas Mountain Race. This 1,150...