My first few months working at TDA Global Cycling

December 2, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

  If you have been following along you may remember me, I’m the new girl here at TDA in the Toronto office. It’s been a few months since I started in mid September and OH BOY I have learned a lot!  If you have recently emailed us or called the office with questions you might …

No Stone Unturned: A Bikepacking Journey Through Kyrgyzstan

November 20, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Bikepacking in Kyrgyzstan is one thing but one event in history will stay in my memories forever. The fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989. I was born in East Germany, not too far from a deadly border that divided families and friends over the decades. I spent the first ten years of my …

An Accidental Bikepacking Trip in Ireland

October 16, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

I wanted a cheap holiday. We all know the two most significant costs are travel and accommodation, so I decided to cycle (free) and carry a bit of tarpaulin in my panniers to crawl under at the end of a day (also free) eliminating these big holiday costs. I didn’t know it at the time, …

How To Prepare For A Bikepacking Race

September 25, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Having successfully finished two of the toughest bikepacking races in the world, the Highland Trail 550 and Silk Road Mountain Race, and a trip around the world on a single speed bike, Bikepacking Scotland founder Markus Stitz shares his advice with us on how to prepare for a bikepacking race. Which race? Even if you …

Is cycling bad for my oral health?

September 18, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

After a glorious summer on the pedals and with the temperature dropping ever so slightly I have found myself recently, nursing a dull ache coming from my chops.  Is cycling bad for my oral health? Is my bike to blame? Sports drinks, gels and bars are bad for your teeth. This finding, from research just …

Cycling in Peru: Jonas Deichmann races the Incadivide

September 10, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Peru is not internationally renowned as a cycling destination but for a bikepacker it has all the elements. Steep, unforgiving mountains, untouched scenery, friendly locals and an unnerving  sense of the unknown. Not only does it have these in abundance, the countryside is also littered with an ancient road network used by the Incas… With …

Cycling Tours Vs Your Daily Commute

August 7, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Brad Davis is a Melbourne-based copywriter with a background in journalism and commercial web content. He has worked on TDA tours in Africa, Asia and Europe. Tell someone you’re travelling from one end of the country to the other by campervan, and they might be impressed. Tell someone you did four laps of the 20km …

Cycling in Switzerland: Explore Valais by Bike

June 5, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Cycling in Switzerland is like paradise. Just picture riding through open roads, rolling meadows and the misty mountains of the Swiss Alps. Bet you can almost smell the fresh air and hear the cowbells ringing now. Thanks to its extensive network, cycling in Switzerland is one of the best ways to explore this part of …

Cycling the Monega Pass: Bikepacking the highest road in Scotland

May 8, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

A few weeks ago I spent the long Easter weekend in Alyth, a small town on the foot of the Angus Glens, building my first Coracle. After three days of manual work, with my hands torn up and covered in plasters, I was waiting at the breakfast table for the coffee to brew and listened …

Cycling to Japan to save lives

May 1, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

We love a challenge here at Yellow Jersey – the bigger and bolder the better – and we especially love a challenge with a good cause behind it. So when we heard about Patrick McIntosh’s latest undertaking, you can bet our ears pricked up. This weekend, Patrick is setting off on an epic 7,500 mile …

Three signed copies Big Mile Cycling by Sean Conway up for grabs!

April 24, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Longstanding friend and ambassador of Yellow Jersey, Sean Conway, is a man of many talents. From his original career as a photographer he’s since hung up his suit and tie for a life outdoors, running, swimming and cycling all over the world. Not content with just enjoying the great outdoors at a leisurely pace, Sean …

Get into…bikepacking

April 17, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Packed up and ready to ride. Credit Tom Owen One bike, a long day and the freedom of the road – there is no more fully realised manifestation of this perfect scenario than ‘bikepacking’. Loosely defined as a combination of mountain biking and minimalist camping, it takes the freedom of cross-country hiking and adds the …

A bike packing adventure in Chile: When the dust settles

March 20, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Chile. The smell of freshly baked empanadas, washed down with Sauvignon Blanc. The taste of red dust, rinsed down with a cold Cerveza Austral. Listening to Calexico’s ‘Carried to Dust’ in endless rotation, the perfect soundtrack for an adventure in a country that is not short of surprises. The Atacama Desert and Pumalin National Park …

Celebrating amazing women in cycling for International Women’s Day

March 6, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Back in 1984, a women’s Tour de France ran alongside the men’s event and at the end of the race, the winner of the men and women’s races would stand on the same podium, side by side. Who would have thought that possible when you watch today’s Tour where stage winners are presented their jerseys …

Bikepacking in Scotland: A lowland, winter adventure

February 13, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

By the time we had reached Glasgow Queen Street it was dark. It was an ordinary Thursday evening at the end of January when we followed the Paisley Flyer westbound, a cycling route I had recently devised for the Glasgow Cycle Map. Christian had booked us a small hotel in Paisley and finally we were …

Frozen Scotland – A lowland bikepacking adventure in winter

February 13, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

By the time we had reached Glasgow Queen Street it was dark. It was an ordinary Thursday evening at the end of January when we followed the Paisley Flyer westbound, a cycling route I had recently devised for the Glasgow Cycle Map. Christian had booked us a small hotel in Paisley and finally we were …

Cycling home for Christmas: 710 kilometres from Edinburgh to Germany

December 19, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

Christmas is a time for celebration, but also a time for reflection. With the joy of being able to sit back and catch up with family and friends for a few days comes time to look back on the year that has passed and make plans for the year ahead. We asked adventure rider, Markus …

The Transcontinental Bike Race: Q&A with Rory McCarron

July 25, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

The Transcontinental is a self supported bicycle race across Europe. The sixth edition kicks off on Sunday 29th July 2018, and you can follow all the dotwatching action via the competitor’s live trackers. Last year the race started in Belgium and finished in Greece, and the competitors had to make their way via 4 check …

The Transcontinental Bike Race: Q&A with Rory McCarron

July 25, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

The Transcontinental is a self supported bicycle race across Europe. The sixth edition kicks off on Sunday 29th July 2018, and you can follow all the dotwatching action via the competitor’s live trackers. Last year the race started in Belgium and finished in Greece, and the competitors had to make their way via 4 check …

The Transcontinental Bike Race: Q&A with Rory McCarron

July 25, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

The Transcontinental is a self supported bicycle race across Europe. The sixth edition kicks off on Sunday 29th July 2018, and you can follow all the dotwatching action via the competitor’s live trackers. (Update: Tracker will be restored in time for transcon 2019) Last year the race started in Belgium and finished in Greece, and …