May 15, 2016 Ceri 3Comment

My trip starts in about a week,  so planning is fully underway! I find the best way to plan a cycling tour is to plan an outline route, with highlights including large cities, places of interest and countries that the tour will go through. This means that any regional map can be bought before you start. However, anymore planning like the actual route, including accommodation and roads that will be used can be made day to day when on the trip. This enables you to change your plan and detour to other locations and interesting points that you hear about….

May 15, 2016 Ceri

The Tent I’m using is the Wild Country Zephyros 2 Tent. I have recently bought it (around £120 – £150) and it has got itself into the good books straight away. It’s lightweight,  coming on the scales under 2kg (1.81kg to be exact), highly waterproof  at around 5000mm hydrostatic head rating and is a good size for a solo cycle touring trip. More details to follow.. Air vents at each end of the tent

May 15, 2016 Ceri

The bike that I am taking with me on my travels in Europe is a Ridgeback Tour. I’ve had this bike for a few years now (2013 model I think) but have mainly used it for commuting. I’m not the best at looking after and cleaning bikes so it does have some wear and tear! However, it has just had a thougher service, which I have to admit it is the first service in 3 years! Everything seems to be OK apart from a few squeaks here and there. I now just need to pop a front rack, another water bottle…