WHAT IS CYCLINGABOUT?
CyclingAbout started as a little travel blog but quickly snowballed into one of the biggest bicycle travel resources in the world. Cycling and travel are my two greatest passions, and I can’t express how happy I am to be able to share all I know 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.
If you would like to support my mission to create independent bike travel content – it would be greatly appreciated!
WHO’S BEHIND THIS BLOG?
My name is Alee Denham and I’m a bike, gear & travel nerd. Can you believe I’ve now been to almost 80 countries by bicycle? I love learning, writing, educating, sharing and inspiring others to travel by bike. I’ve created a page with a bit more about my background and experiences HERE.
BICYCLE TOURING IN ONE HOUR
I wrote a book to help people travel by bike. I remember when I first started out I was lost and overwhelmed by the sheer volume of bike travel information out there. So, after my own two-year bike trip through 31 countries, I made the simple book I wish I had when I started out. It is, without doubt, the fastest and most inspiring way to learn how to conduct your own trip, as it removes so much of the guesswork. You can grab your copy HERE.
THE TOURING BICYCLE BUYER’S GUIDE
This book is an overview of all of my touring bicycle knowledge condensed into a simple and easy to read book. It will help you understand the most important characteristics of a touring bike, learn how to narrow down your choices and finally compare the sizing, steering and gear ratios of 100+ current touring bikes. And every year I add the latest touring bike models to this book free of charge! I’m super proud of this guide, you can check it out HERE.
Find exactly what you’re looking for by browsing a text list of EVERY article I’ve ever published in the Article Directory.
ESSENTIAL TOURING BIKE RESOURCES
700c vs 26inch Wheel Size for Touring
8 of the Best Touring Bikes: Tour them Straight Out of the Bicycle Shop
12 of the Best Touring Bikes With Flat Handlebars
A Complete List of Touring Bicycle Manufacturers with Pricing
All About Front Racks For Bicycle Touring
All About Rear Pannier Racks
All About The Best Chain Lube For Bicycle Touring
All About Touring Bike Brakes
All About The Best Kickstands for Bicycle Touring
All About Touring Bike Handlebars
Clipless Pedals: A Look at the Advantages and Disadvantages
Cycling SPD Sandals: The Most Versatile Touring Shoe
Everything About the Best Fenders and Mudguards For Bicycle Touring
Frame Materials for Bicycle Touring: Aluminium vs Steel vs Titanium
Gear Ratios: How to Select Bike Touring Gearing
Handlebar Grips for Bicycle Touring
Keep Your Bike Safe: Strong Bike Locks and Tips
List of Alternative Touring & BikePacking Alt Handlebars With Multiple Hand Positions
Saddle Comfort For Cyclists: The Best Bicycle Touring Seats
Seatposts: Overlooked Yet Critical for your Comfort
Understanding the Different Types of Touring Bike Available
Understanding Bike Fit: How Does It Work? Do You Need One?
Understanding Touring Bicycle Frame Geometry
What Is The Most Puncture Resistant Touring Tyre? Lab Testing Results
Wheel Tech: All About the Strongest and Best Bicycle Touring Rims
ESSENTIAL GEAR RESOURCES
A Complete List of the Best Panniers for Bicycle Touring
A Complete List of Bikepacking Bag and Frame Bag Manufacturers
GPS Navigation: Bike Touring or Cycling With A Smartphone
The Best Apps For GPS Navigation on a Smartphone
The Best Bike Smartphone Cases & Mounts for Cycling
RideWithGPS: How to Create and Export Custom Routes for a Smartphone / Garmin
How to Put 100% Free Maps on Your Garmin
Cycling SPD Sandals: The Most Versatile Cycling Shoe
Keep Your Bike Safe: Strong Bike Locks and Tips
Folding bikes are one of my favourite ways to see the world. There’s no better way to mix public transport and cycling where you get to ride the best bits and skip the rest. Just fold up your bike, throw it under the bus and you’re good to go. My folding bike resources can be found HERE.
I’ve ridden through dozens of countries on a tandem touring bike. Over the years I’ve written everything you need to know in order to start touring on tandems too. My most popular resources are Tandem FAQ and Tandem Tech.
You can find the dozens of gear and part reviews that I’ve written HERE.
PLANNING YOUR VERY OWN BIKE TOUR
I’ve documented lots of my own trip planning! A great place to start is my page about what I plan before starting, what I plan along the way and all of the things I like to improvise. It’s found HERE.
I’ve learnt so many things over the last 100,000km of bicycle touring around the world! You can find all my travel tips HERE.
I specialise in making bike travel videos to inspire you to get out there and enjoy the world by bike. My latest series is called CyclingAbout The Americas and you can watch all of the episodes free of charge HERE.