Cyclists have a tendency to put themselves into neatly divided boxes – I’m a road cyclist, a mountain biker, I ride to commute – but sometimes it’s nice to break out of that box and try something new. This summer, we think you should make that new exploit touring.
Touring – riding from place to place, usually carrying everything needed on your bicycle and person – is a great way to spend a holiday exploring new parts of the world in infinite detail. As the saying goes – ‘it is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best’.
“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best”
Here are just a few reasons you should give it a try…
You’ll see everything
The saying above about learning the contours of the country by bike is so very true – and never more so than when you’re touring. On a touring trip, you’re often covering long miles, with a fair amount of luggage. As a result, you’re rarely going fast enough for the world to flash by without you noticing the finer details. And of course, you notice the ups and downs a lot more – but there’s no need to rush them, you can just take every pedal stroke at your own pace.