I used to be a bit of a philistine when it came to coffee, coffee was just coffee and instant tasted okay. That was until I started drinking freshly ground and freshly made coffee. What a revelation and how bad instant now tastes. Far from being any kind of connoisseur, but I can now appreciate the subtle undertones of flavours in different coffees, although this has created a bit of hole for myself, demanding good coffee wherever I travel, even bikepacking.
This is the Tour du Mont Blanc, so what more needs to be said – it’s tough, beautiful and extremely rewarding. Just read the route article below and follow the GPX file, and have an amazing ride!
Some riders swear by them, others aren’t so convinced. Oval chainrings can be a bit marmite, but are certainly here to stay, with Absolute Black dedicated to the cause.
Osprey are well known for their innovative packs covering a wide range of sports, with their cycling pack range having evolved over the years. Time to take a look with Scott Cornish
The Ardéche is well known amongst those seeking to explore it’s spectacular gorges and relax by or explore its meandering rivers. Many are unaware that the region consists of high mountains too, further south, reaching over 1750m
This is the first in a series of articles from our Alps editor, Scott (give him a follow on Instagram: physiobikefit) about gear and bikes for bikepacking
Bikepacking is the ideal way to explore by bike, whether by road or trail. The bags are attached to the bike in such a way as to keep the weight centred maintaining the integrity of the bike’s handling and ability to ride the toughest of tracks. Scott will be talking bags and gear over this series of articles, starting with these cockpit bags from Revelate Designs. Read more