'With over 40 new members this year we're the fastest growing cycling group in the area. We're a friendly group, and, contrary to popular opinion, welcome membership applications from men and family groups as well as women.' Affiliated to the CTC
A family business aiming to encourage family cycling by supplying bicycle trailers and joggers (why leave the kids behind when you can take them with you?). There is also a list of links to the best UK cycle-route websites (for all types of cycling). Many of the maps can be downloaded.
A website that provides plenty of practical information about cycling in Poland, a large country boasting 'alpine mountains, wide beaches, clean lakes, deep forests, world-class historic monuments, and friendly people'. Traffic levels will also be much lighter than here in the UK.
Based in Brighton & Hove and operating throughout Sussex, Bike for Life is a new cycle training organisation dedicated to promoting cycling and helping anybody to bike for health, for leisure, for fun as well as for those everyday journeys.
The story of Tim Smith's ride from the UK to Hong Kong to raise vital funds for the charity Crossroads International.
A website seeking to promote cycling as a "normal" means of transportation for every day travel needs as well as recreation and healthy exercise. A wealth of practical information for the dedicated cyclist and food for thought for the reluctant cyclist.
A bicycle journey of 16,000km from Beijing through Asia, the Middle East, into Southern Europe and eventually across the Channel and home to London. A fascinating account and loads of photographs.
The website of the Dutch "World Cyclist Association". The association aims to propagate cycle tourism as a means to discover different countries and cultures in an environmentally friendly way, and is a source of general information and support to touring cyclists. Its members have made long and short cycling trips all over the world. Although in Dutch, the website has an English page and a vast number of links to other cycling websites (some of which are in English)
The website of the UK's foremost monthly magazine for on-road cycling is a mine of information and includes an excellent forum.
An ambitious round trip from the UK to China, South East Asia and Japan. Richard and Kat anticipate that their 20,000-mile journey (in aid of Cancer Research UK) will take about 19 months, beginning at Reading on 5 June 2006. Like me, they will be using their redundancy money to fund the trip. They hope to be back for Christmas 2007.
A website dedicated to the touring cyclist that features travelogues, reviews of equipment, assessments of airlines for bike transport, articles about touring cycling, and a news section.
A website featuring a huge number of fascinating and diverse articles and photographs about cycling. Excellent Links page to even more stuff.
cycled 24,000km through 15 countries over two and a half years. An
excellently laid-out site describing a journey from Liverpool to Sydney.
It includes a journal and pictures, and a wealth of practical information
for anyone else planning a similar trip
A bike trip from Sweden to South-East Asia via Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Pakistan, China, and Tibet - 15000 kilometres and 14 countries. ‘During this trip I was hit by rocks and cars, I was baked, soaked, and deep frozen by the weather gods. Mostly, however, I had a superb opportunity to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, meet wonderful people and enjoy the culture of widely differing lands.’ The site also contains general information and links on bicycle touring and travelling.
for profit organisation bringing cycle awareness to motorists, councils,
A German site to do with anything related
to cycling. It contains many links to other sites,
a number of which are in English
Through this site we hope to share some of the great times my wife and I
have had cycle touring, and give some help and information to those who
might consider cycle touring as an alternative type of holiday
New site (still under
development) aimed at the touring cyclist, from beginner to seasoned
Steve Tallon left London on
Mon 11th April, 2005. He arrived in Tokyo on Thu 1st Dec 2005 after
pedalling 15,178 km. The site includes a
fascinating diary and some great photographs
Diary and photographs of
three Cambridge graduates cycling to Beijing via the Central Asian 'stans'
A website for anyone
considering touring China by bicycle. As well as several travelogues by
independent cyclists it contains a wealth of practical information
about group cycling tours available all over China.
of bicycle touring adventures. The website also includes general bicycle
touring and travel information, and bicycle club and organization
listings. If you are planning a tour you are likely to find plenty
of information about the areas you are planning to visit from cyclists
who have already been there. Started in 1995 by Andreas Caranti, the
site has grown from a mailing list for the Italian Trento area to cover
all of Europe, and now also Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Australia
A physically punishing trip along the Andes from La Paz to Cape Horn. The
photography and vivid narrative on this excellently laid-out site make me
want to put myself and bike immediately on a flight to South America.