- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 600 KB
- Print Length: 277 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: TomsBikeTrip.com; 1 edition (27 Mar. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XCK83KG
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- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,319 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The TomsBikeTrip.com Guide To Adventure Cycle Touring Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I suppose I should call myself a seasoned cycle-tourer, having spent two years and counting cycling around the world. It was Tomsbiketrip.com that opened my eyes to the world of cycle touring and convinced me it was possible for an ordinary bloke like me with no experience to cross entire countries and then continents by bke. I always look forward to reading everything Tom writes because in addition to being a foremost authority on all things bike-travel, he has a very enjoyable writing style. Everyone develops their own rhythms and routines when cycle-touring, but it's always interesting to read about and talk to others about how they tour. It was in that spirit that I read this guide and I'm glad I did, gleaning a few practical tips along the way.
I particularly enjoyed the final section of the book 'Going Further'. For anyone who has done some touring and is thinking about (or currently engaged in) a long ride of many months or more, this section provides lots of thought-provoking and insightful material. There's a lot of literature out there already about the practicalities of bike touring, but not much is written about the mental reconditioning that occurs during a really long bike trip. Tom has got a lot to say on this subject and does so eloquently.Read more ›
I've followed Tom's adventures for a while now and being a keen touring cyclist myself, I was eager to read his latest 'tome'! It's fair to say that Tom Allen has 'been there and done that' and can certainly speak from experience when it comes to cycle touring and the practicalities of such are very much reflected here.
Tom's experiences are not just aimed squarely at 'Adventure Cyclists' a lot of what he writes is completely relevant to touring cyclists in general. I guess many people would love to be able to take the time to and disappear into the sunset on a bike, but circumstances dictate that most people's trips are about 8-10 days in length, and yet a lot of Tom's writing is very applicable to people like us.
The book is split into 3 distinct chapters - essentially a before, during and what next? It pretty much every aspect of cycle touring, from early planning; choosing a bike; insurance etc via sat navs to visas; accommodation; health issues which may arise during the trip and relationship advice - and pretty much everything in between. There's not much that isn't covered.
I like Tom's no-nonsense approach. It makes the book easy to read and easily the best book I've read on the subject. As Tom might say: "Let's ride"
Right then, can't sit here all day, got to book the ferry for this summers cyclo-camping expedition down the Rhine!
I did! It was well written and Tom's observations on the realities of cycle touring in Part 3:how to go further put into words what I had experienced on my tours but could never describe myself! From novice to experienced cycle adventurer this is a worth purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a great book. Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of travelling by bicycle from choosing a bike to where to stay. Full of really useful links. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Windypit
Excellent source of motivation, interesting stories and useful knowledgePublished 5 days ago by Marianna
Great book. Extremely helpful and inspiring. So much wisdom in here. Essential companion to cycle trip preparation and good company whilst on the road. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
A very good read, full of advice for people who are interested or thinking of traveling on a bike, be it for a holiday or longer periods.Published 6 days ago by CarlosW
This is a great little book, very informative and easy to read. Really useful links allow you to go and study things in more detail. Read morePublished 7 days ago by S HARRISON
Nice easy read which made me laugh when I realised I do these things and con firmed I have made the right choices. Makes reading the blog and website worth whilePublished 7 days ago by Mr. Juggler B
Clear, humorous, practical, intelligent, thought provoking and fun. Thoroughly recommended even if you aren't planning anything more than the odd weekend awayPublished 8 days ago by Greenbelters
Fantastic source of information for anyone planning a cycle tour. I especially like the fact that it covers all budgets, types of tour and levels of experience. Highly recommend.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
A great read, especially if you are planning your first major foreign cycle marathon. Full of sensible advice written in a lucid and accessible style.Published 8 days ago by Stephen F.