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Stories and tips about bikepacking, cycle touring, gentle country rides and wild camping.

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How to go tubeless on the cheap

How to go tubeless on the cheap - Faraway Visions

How we went tubeless on the cheap and what a ghetto tubeless conversion entails. There are trials, tribulations along the way and ultimately triumphs.

Review: Alpkit Kepler Velo Short Sleeve baselayer

Review: Alpkit Kepler Velo Short Sleeve baselayer - Faraway Visions

Never let your partner choose your clothes unless you love a traffic-stopping look. Review: Alpkit Kepler Velo Short Sleeve baselayer.

Cycling to work: The good, the bad and the ugly bits

Cycling to work: The good, the bad and the ugly bits - Faraway Visions

When my partner started cycling to work, he never claimed it would save us money, now I know why. Within a fortnight, his lifestyle change had cost us £300.

How to make Bikey McBikeface

Bikey McBikeface - Faraway Visions

Meet Bikey McBikeface, Meraid Griffin's latest temporary art installation. Viewing is by appointment only.The creation doubles as a real bike.

Alpkit Hunka Bivvy Bag Review

Alpkit Hunka Bivvy Bag Review - Faraway Visions

Spending the night under five million stars is an unforgettable experience. Find out about bivvying in this Alpkit Hunka Bivvy Bag Review.

Malin Head: A nod, a wink and a pint on Good Friday

Malin Head: A nod, a wink and a pint on Good Friday - Faraway Visions

Ireland’s Pubs close on Good Friday. After cycling to Malin Head, I wanted a pint to celebrate. I discovered a loophole in Ireland's licensing laws.

How to pack your bicycle for air travel

Flying with a bicycle - Faraway Visions

Flying with a bicycle. How to disassemble and pack a bike for flight using a CTC plastic bag. Plus current airline policies.

Lost your mojo - Cycling essentials guide from Halfords

Lost your mojo - Cycling essentials guide from Halfords - Faraway Visions

Whether you're a roadie, commuter or fearless mountain biker, this cycling essentials guide from Halfords will help you find your mojo.

Calling Adventurous Young Cyclists - The Janapar Grant

Adventurous Young Cyclists - The Janapar Grant - Faraway Visions

The Janapar Grant, brainchild of adventure cyclist Tom Allen, will provide equipment and mentoring for a young person to set out into the world on a bike.

Rotterdam to Istanbul - Cycling with my son  Helen Moat shares her reflections of a three month trip riding a dutch-style bike.

Rotterdam to Istanbul - Cycling with my son - Faraway Visions

Earlier this year, Helen Moat and her teenage son, Jamie, left their home in The Peak District and cycled together from Rotterdam to Istanbul.

AfterBurner Stove - First impressions. Includes a video review of making pancakes.

AfterBurner Stove - First impressions - Faraway Visions

A review of the Bearbones AfterBurner Stove, with a video showing how pancakes can be made. Ultra light meths stove being used for the first time

Water stops along South Downs Way

Water stops along South Downs Way - Faraway Visions

Locations of water stops along South Downs Way. Here are the grid references for water stops along the South Downs Way as found from West to East

Taking detours when cycling showed me how approaching things from a different angle can change perspective.

Detours change perspective - Faraway Visions

Can taking detours change perspective? How a bike ride showed me that approaching something from a different angle can change how you see things.

Isle of Wight Bivvy Fail

Isle of Wight Bivvy Fail - Faraway Visions

What if I fail? Dan and I planned to bivvy on the Isle of Wight. We failed. This is the story of our bikepacking the Isle of Wight bivvy fail.

An outing with the Genesis Longitude

Genesis Longitude on its first outing - Faraway Visions

What's the Genesis Longitude 2015 like to ride? Tested on gravel, mud, singletrack, tarmac and shingle through forest and on a beach.

I've got Dirty Laundry

Inspiration - I've got Dirty Laundry - Faraway Visions

Many people dream of going on an adventure.'I'd love to have an adventure but I'm not as brave as you.' I find inspiration from dirty laundry.