My name is Alee and I’m a professional bike, gear & travel nerd.
I love learning, writing, educating, sharing and inspiring others to travel by bike!
(Ok, you can read a bit more about me HERE).
CyclingAbout is one of the biggest bicycle travel resources in the world. Cycling and travel are perhaps my two greatest passions, and I can’t express how happy I am knowing that I can share it all with you.
Once in the CyclingAbout vortex, you’ll find yourself absorbing high doses of cycling content that’ll inspire you to experience the world like I do. This website is home to the web’s most detailed tech resources, oodles of inspiration, in-depth reviews, fun videos, tips, how-tos and more.
I started CyclingAbout in 2011 for two reasons.
Firstly, I found there were some really big knowledge gaps for technical information about touring bikes and gear on the internet. I was also about to embark on a 2.5 year bicycle touring adventure spanning over 30-countries, and I wanted a way to share my travel experiences and things I learned from the road.
Bicycle travel provides a rich sensory experience all day, every day, where you become completely immersed in the environment around you. There is no hiding from the world as your senses are saturated: hearing birds rejoicing in the trees, smelling lunch cooking on a roadside stall, tasting the salt dripping from your brow, feeling big raindrops soaking your skin and seeing the sun setting over the horizon. Bikes reconnect you with the world.
Bikes also break down barriers: you’re instantly innocent and approachable to everybody. You will extract physical and mental stimulation from the riding experience, discovering how capable and self-reliant you can be. You will meet people and learn about cultures along the way. These memories, experiences and friendships will be life long.
When I’m not travelling by bike, I live in Melbourne, Australia. It’s a wonderful place to reside. You’re welcome to come and visit, and even go for a pedal sometime!