Some bike touring stuff I like. I haven’t included the obvious, like Tom Allen’s excellent tomsbiketrip.com because they’re on every other bike touring blog roll.
Sites / blogs:
www.thebikeramble.com/2014/08/ : Fredrika is a Swede whose enormously charming blog documents her round the world trip. A warm, friendly read.
http://sherlocktales.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/does-it-worry-you-how-you-will-occupy.html : this link conveniently takes you to the first blog post of the trip. A funny, engaging and impressive account of one woman’s bike trip round the world.
www.cyclingabout.com : very professional. reviews, trips, kit, the works.
www2.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/~ad327/india2008 : stunning pics, amazing journey
georgethecyclist.blogspot.com.au : my hero!
Films (mostly nicked off www.reddit.com/r/bicycletouring)
My favorite is Iohan Gueorguiev. You can get lost for hours in his films of his mad adventures riding from Alaska downwards and from thence who knows. He’s a very engaging character to spend time with. Here’s his channel, watch them all: youtube.com/user/istarusIG/videos
Going East Across the West : https://youtu.be/fZhQ73t2NhM . A charming young man called Simon rides a scenic dream of a ride across the West of the US. Beautiful back-country roads that look amazing, but must have been bastard tough.
From the South UP. https://vimeo.com/180916728. Brendon Tyree cycles from Patagonia to Columbia through properly tough terrain and films the whole thing. Gorgeous. If you watch one film in this list make it this one.
https://vimeo.com/149557122 : First of two Mongolia films. This one is 40 magical minutes of pure joy watching 4 friends bikepack the Mongolian steppe.
vimeo.com/132700145 : adorable couple’s honeymoon riding the Great Divide
vimeo.com/133232693 : 13 loony German hipsters ride fixies from Budapest to Istanbul. Much more fun than it sounds (plus bonus, a few of the same crew ride from Milan to Barcalona: vimeo.com/62283729)
youtu.be/0qAZ1yhS2Yk : a gang of Canadians cycle Japan
vimeo.com/69045994 : The Road From Karakol. Cycling / mountain climbing extravaganza
youtu.be/PnnIWHe3hig : lovely Polish couple Ewa and Rafal bike from Poland to Morocco. A happy film.
youtu.be/dOQHx3VWJgI : two dudes cycle to the North Cape in Norway. Very entertaining.
youtu.be/OLz_yqU0ig4 : charming, short video of redditor donpardon and his wife riding from Hungary to Switzerland and back for their honeymoon. A great quick fix.
youtube.com/channel/UC5F7FwiFjwcTK-eSQK7NpHw: World on Two Wheels. Follow Conrad and Holly on their blue disk truckers. Great for binge watching.
youtube.com/channel/UCDthdGzJx-TnklLDl3mAu1A/videos : Adam Hugill – Cycling the World.
Wheels to Wander: youtube.com/c/WheelstoWander/videos. A Dutch couple with some better than average film-making skills do the classic ride east from Europe. Perfect for when you’re stuck inside during a worldwide pandemic.
Nomad Trails: https://www.youtube.com/c/NomadsTrails/videos. A cool hippy dumpster-diving couple make their way from Finland down to Africa.