The biggest shift in recreational cycling has made its way to cycle travel. Enter the e-bike! E-bikes, or bikes with a battery-powered “pedal assist,” feel just like a standard push bike, but the built-in electric motor kicks in when the rider begins to pedal. The pedal assist is as strong or as subtle as you
By Gary Corbett Traditionally adventure holidays have been the domain of testosterone charged thrill seekers in the 20-plus age bracket. But not any longer, with guided and self-guided cycling holidays becoming increasingly popular on a yearly basis with people over 40 years old. Essentially an organised cycling holiday ticks all the boxes for older, or
Our first bike tour in Madagascar was an amazing experience — full of animals, amazing scenery, exciting cycling, smiling Malagasy and good food. In 15 days we went from the capital down to the coast, stopping for hikes at three national parks along the way making it possible to see lots of lemurs and chameleons!
SpiceRoads Cycle Tours is encouraging riders to visit Nepal this coming season by offering to donate US$250 for every rider booked on a Nepal tour from now until the end of March 2016. Many of the popular tourist areas have managed to escape the brunt of the earthquake and local tour leaders are now ready
How long have you been cycling for? I have cycled since I was a child. My first brand was a Fireston, no gears, blue 18” free cruising bicycle. It was followed a few years later with the coolest sting-ray handle-barred, banana seat wonder. I rode a twenty-one speed all through college but only to classes
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A bright new mural promoting cycle touring in Thailand has been painted on the front wall of the SpiceRoads Head Office in Bangkok. The scene is a colourful portrayal of cycling through the green and pleasant countryside surrounding Bangkok. Local artist Qucan was trained at the College of Fine Arts in Bangkok and is well-known