Resources

Travel Resources 

If you’re a research fiend like us, then a broad list of travel resources will become your best friend and saving grace when planning a trip abroad. Below are some of the top sites that helped us get around the globe on our bikes – from the word’s most versatile insurance for cyclists, to gear sites and information pages. We’ve only included sites we love, use and trust to make our adventure a little smoother.

 

worldnomads-750x398 World Nomads Travel Insurance
We buy all our travel insurance from World Nomads. It’s not just because they have great customer service and great prices for in depth coverage, but also because they cover bicycle touring as a major mode of transport. To make World Nomads even better, you can get insurance for up to a year at a time and renew it from the road. We’ve been using World Nomads since we hit the road in 2014 and we wouldn’t use anyone else. They are also recommended by Lonely Planet and National Geographic.
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Nemo
A good tent improves your travels five fold. A great tent improves it 10 fold and becomes your greatest solace at the end of the day. We use a Nemo Dagger 3P light weight free-standing tent and yep, this falls into the truly great category. Nemo is an American company that stands at the forefront of Adventure Travel kit. Having a free-standing tent means we can pitch anywhere, while the Dagger 3P allows us to pitch with just the fly. The hardcore specs also allow us to take the tent through all the seasons.

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Click-Stand
We love our Surly Long Haul Truckers. But one thing we don’t love is their lack of a bike stand. So we hunted down the best we could find – Click-Stand. They’re cheap, they’re versatile and they come in different sizes.The brains behind the organisation is bike-mad legend Tom Nostrant who is a top guy and happy to ship to anywhere with a mail address. Click stands can be used for commuters, tourers, tandems and everything in between. And now we don’t have to hunt down trees! 

 mainstream msx Mainstream MS-X

If you’re after the toughest panniers on the market, look no further. Mainstream MS-X have created the most functional, waterproof panniers we’ve come across. The German outfit have a wide selection of products, from panniers and waterproof backpacks, right through to dry bags and cycling shorts.  They are a standout company leading the way in premium bicycle touring products.

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