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‘A world where a 12-year-old can cycle safely’ is the aim, but minister expects others to deliver

Jesse Norman wants to make cycling safer, but sees local authorities and charities like Sustran as key facilitators, not governmentJesse Norman, the transport minister whose brief includes cycling, has only been in the job for six months but has already prompted controversy by insisting that cyclists follow the Highway Code, something criticised here on the Bike Blog.In his office at the ... read more

How NOT To Go Tubeless

In this video, I share some of the problems that I encountered converting some bikes to tubeless. Hopefully, it will save you from some of the same ... read more

New Zealand: The story of the Crows Nest

Wellington June 2016 – January 2017 A home for travelers Homesickness – every traveler knows it, although not everyone admits it. For some folk homesickness means missing your own home, your own family, mom, dad and siblings. It´s the desire to be at that place where you lived before your trip or even where you ... read more


It should be no surprise to anybody (especially no surprise to me) that I am on my way again. In the past year and a half (since I had met Pannee here in Thailand) I have had to leave the country every 2 months to get a new Thai visa in a neighbouring country. Pannee thinks I am going on a "solo holiday", but I do go on excusions of 1 to 2 months at a time (see previous posts). Then I am happy ... read more

Freedom Challenge pt X

Day 21: Anysberg – Montagu Johnny, Estelle and I had breakfast together, Estelle seemed a lot more chirpy after a good night of sleep. Just for a change we set off in the dark and it was chilly. The day promised easy nav and a fairly easy 70km ride to Montagu including the long descent down ... read more

How to recycle mens underwear into a trendy top

How to recycle mens underwear into a trendy top in less than five minutes using a worn out pair of Super.Natural merino wool underpants There is a limit to the … The post How to recycle mens underwear into a trendy top appeared first on Faraway ... read more

Bicycle Touring the Pamir Highway: part 1 leaving Bishkek

When you dream of something for more than a decade, expectations are correspondingly high. Over the years, we’d crossed paths with scores of cyclists who’d gushed about the sublime beauty of the Pamirs. Most of them left out the part The post Bicycle Touring the Pamir Highway: part 1 leaving Bishkek appeared first on ... read more

Touring with Tara

Whoop whoop! Camping season is in full swing here in the Netherlands. Not that we’ve let little details like that stop us before. In fact, this is the 5th time that Tara has gone camping. But it’s been the first time the temperatures were actually above freezing at night! It didn’t seem to make ... read more