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The Pannier Journal

TOASTING Life at 15KPH...

A collection of adventure cycling journeys, conversations, events and news stories that celebrate the spirit of travelling by bike...

Journey | Rhenigidale (Isle of Harris)

THE POSTMAN

Clinging to the frayed edges of the ragged shores of the Isle of Harris, a singletrack path navigates its way above cliffs, around bays. Three friends make the trip to ride the Postman’s Path to Rhenigidale, and find out more about its history...

by TOM HILL, SAM NEEDHAM & TRISTAN TINN
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Other | PEAK DISTRICT, UK

TRUE GRIT // THE PEAK 200

Neza and Cass escape into the Peak District National Park to ride the Peak 200 route, over three days. Slow, gritty travel at it's finest...

by NEZA PETERCA & CASS GILBERT
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Other | PEAK DISTRICT, UK

REPORT // PEAKLAND RAMBLE x RCC 2019

A couple of weekends back, we hosted the first edition of our 'Peakland Ramble' tour – an accessible one night, two day bikepacking weekender adventure through the Peak District National Park, between Manchester and Sheffield. This edition was in collaboration with the Rapha Cycling Club (RCC)...

by PANNIER
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Trips & Events | GERMANY

LtD GRAVEL RAID // ARE GRAVEL RACES AND EVENTS FOR ME?

Katherine takes a weekend off from dirt bikepacking, and heads to the LtD (Laurens ten Dam) Gravel Raid in the Eifel Region of Germany to find out if the rising number of gravel races and events are relevant and enjoyable for us 'slow' bikepackers...

by KATHERINE MOORE
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Journey | KYRGYZSTAN

19 MOMENTS // OUR SILK ROAD MOUNTAIN RACE

Dave tells the story of our Silk Road Mountain Race 2019 in Kyrgyzstan, through 19 photographs that he shot on a trusty disposable film camera...

by DAVID SEAR
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Journey | LAKE DISTRICT, UK

REPORT // LAKELAND PASS-STORMER 2019

The photo report from the first edition of our 'Lakeland Pass-Stormer' tour – a two night, two day bikepacking adventure designed to show off the beauty and challenge of riding and hike-a-biking in the Lake District National Park...

by PANNIER
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Journey | KYRGYZSTAN

EXTRAORDINARY WORLDS // THE SILK ROAD MOUNTAIN RACE 2019

In the early hours of August 30th, Pannier.cc Pair - Stef & Dave - crossed the finish line of the 2019 Silk Road Mountain Race. Stef shares his experience of the extraordinary worlds of: Kyrgyzstan and Racing one of the toughest bikepacking events going...

by STEFAN AMATO & DAVID SEAR
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Journey | BOSNIA

BOSNIA BIKEPACKING // RECCE TOUR

...the recce of our four-day Bosnia bikepacking tour, through the Dinaric Mountains. Expect remote roads, rakija, pita, ćejf, nomadic villages and huts, 1984 Olympic infrastructure, and a very modern history...

by STEFAN AMATO & JORDAN GIBBONS
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Journey | DOLOMITES, SOUTH TIROL

DASHED LINES // THE ROAD TO DOLOMITI SUPERBIKE

...four of us bikepack through the Zillertal Alps, and into the heart of the Dolomites, to ride the 25th Edition of the Dolomiti Superbike - Italy's biggest mountain bike race.

by STEFAN AMATO & DAVID SEAR
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Journey | VENETIAN ALPS, ITALY

REPORT // GRAPPA MASSIF TOUR I (2019)

...the photo essay from our Grappa Massif guided gravel hut-to-hut bikepacking tour in the Venetian Alps, with clothing brand PEdALED. Expect quiet mountain roads, gravel tracks, walled-towns and alpine rifugios

by PANNIER
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Kit & Equipment | BRISTOL, UK

BESPOKED 2019 // PANNIER.CC AWARD

Adeline heads to Bespoked Bristol - the UK handmade bike show that supports independent framebuilders - to judge the inaugural Pannier.cc 'Touring & Travel' bike award...

by ADELINE O'MOREAU
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Journey | SPAIN

EASTER WEEK // Montes Universales

...every Easter, Stefan makes time for a week-long bikepacking pilgrimage somewhere new. Somewhere empty and undiscovered. In previous years, these trips have seen him ride in Romania, Sierra de Cazorla and the hidden hills of Valencia. This year, he chose Montes Universales in Northern Spain...

by STEFAN ROHNER
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Journey | SLOVENIA

SOCA SPRINGLANDS

...bikepacking the mountain passes and gravel roads of Slovenia's Soča River Valley, Triglav National Park and Julian Alp lands, in the tracks of Slovene mountaineer/traveloguer Julius Kugy...

by STEFAN AMATO & DUNCAN PHILPOTT
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Trips & Events | NORTH WALES

WAYFARER CENTENARY

...we join the Rough Stuff Fellowship and Anfield Bicycle Club in the Berwyn Mountains of North Wales, to celebrate the first ride of what is now known as the 'Wayfarer' Pass, in 1919. Organised by cycling author and journalist, Jack Thurston....

by STEFAN AMATO
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Journey | GERMANY

FRANCONIA BACKLANDS

...an overnight bikepacking trip, from Ortlieb HQ in Heilsbronn, to a hut in the backlands of Franconia with the Ortlieb Bikepack Squad. As featured as part of our 'The Ortlieb Story' Journal...

by STEFAN AMATO
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Kit & Equipment | GERMANY

THE ORTLIEB STORY // HARTMUT. HISTORY. HERITAGE…

...we head to Ortlieb HQ in the heart of Germany to un-roll the bike bag brand's beginnings, and what makes them tick today. Is there more to Ortlieb than their uber-utilitarian image? 100% W̷a̷t̷e̷r̷p̷r̷o̷o̷f̷ Yes ...

by STEFAN AMATO
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Journey | UK

REPORT // ROUTE BEER® RAMBLE 2019

Last weekend we hosted our first Route Beer® Ramble – an overnight 230km bikepacking tour to Bristol, from London – to taste and launch this year’s batch of our refreshing, tasty touring ale…

by PANNIER
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Journey | FAROE ISLANDS & ICELAND

CPH > FAROE > RKV

Fulvio & Valentina explore the north coast of Denmark, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland by bike - capturing their cycling adventure in this rather special photo series...

by FULVIO SILVESTRI
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Journey | ITALY

LOOPING THE ORTLER

Bikepacking the Stelvio National Park and Ortler Alps, hut-to-hut from Bormio >> inspired by the photos and tracks of Fred Wright, renowned Rough Stuff Alps pioneer...

by STEFAN AMATO & JORDAN GIBBONS
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Trips & Events | YORKSHIRE, UK

OUR SOLSTICE SOCIAL CAMP // 2019

Our Pannier.cc Solstice Bikepacking Camp is returning for its fourth year, and 2019 is shaping up to be a goodun. This time we are heading a little further north and pitching Pannier Basecamp in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, surrounded by deep dales and majestic moorland…

by PANNIER / 15KPH CLUB
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Journey | ROUGH-STUFF LAND

THE ROUGH STUFF FELLOWSHIP WAY…

Introducing the new Rough Stuff Fellowship Archives book - a collection of photos and stories - from the oldest off-road cycling club in the world...

by MARK HUDSON
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Journey | SCOTLAND, UK

The Ride to Wrath

Chris and Jelle tour the very north-west of Scotland by bike - to Sandwood Bay with flippers, surf boards and wetsuits in tow, before bikepacking the famed road to Cape Wrath...

by Chris McClean & Jelle Mul
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Journey | LAKE DISTRICT, UK

Tea & Tarns | Pass Storming England’s Lake District

A two-day bikepacking trip in the Lake District National Park, storming Lakeland passes between two remote YHA bunkhouses, in search of the ideal tarn brew stop...

by Stefan Amato & Duncan Philpott
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Journey | ITALY

Bonatti Tour | Overview

Bikepacking the Mont Blanc Massif, Bergamasque Alps, and Dolomites in the tracks of renowned Alpinist Walter Bonatti...

by STEFAN AMATO & JORDAN GIBBONS
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Journey | ITALY

Bonatti Tour I: Inspiration & First Climb

Bikepacking the Bergamasque Alps in search of Monte Alben - the mountain that inspired Bonatti, and the Grigne peaks - his first climb...

by Stefan Amato & Jordan Gibbons
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Journey | ITALY

Bonatti Tour II: Home

Bikepacking the Mont Blanc Massif, based out of Courmayeur - the town that Walter Bonatti called home...

by Stefan Amato & Jordan Gibbons
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Journey | ITALY

Bonatti Tour III: Expedition

Bikepacking the Dolomites, from Cortina d'Ampezzo up to the Tre Cima di Lavaredo - a winter climb in 1953, that hammered Walter Bonatti's name on the list of world-class climbers...

by Stefan Amato & Jordan Gibbons
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Journey | Scotland, UK

The Long Road | Bikepacking the Southern Hebrides

Ferry-hopping & bikepacking the southern Hebrides Islands - Gigha, Jura & the Kintyre Peninsula - for three days either side of Grinduro! Scotland, on the Isle of Arran...

by Stefan Amato, Chris McClean & Chris McNally
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Journey | BAJA

Fear and Confidence in Baja, Mexico

Chris joins a group bikepacking tour - the Baja Divide. He shares his thoughts on travelling with others, and all things practical for riding the route…

by CHRIS GOODMAN
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Journey | WALES

FILM: The Desert of Wales

Introducing our latest short film, which follows the Pannier 15KPHClub into The Desert on an overnight bikepacking tour in mid-Wales...

by Pannier, Quoc & Josh Brooks
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Journey | ICELAND

The Best Roads Are Always The Toughest

Jonathan spends the last leg of his RTW journey cycle touring around Iceland, in Winter, not quite expecting -15°C conditions but relishing the challenge of such spectacular roads...

by Jonathan Kambskarð-Bennett
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Journey | ITALY

Bikepacking Torino-Nice, in B/W

The Torino-Nice Rally celebrated its second mass start in September 2017. Andre set off to ride the route a week earlier, and thankfully added a black & white film camera to his kit list...

by Andre Kniepkamp
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Kit & Equipment | UK

Brooks Cambium ‘All Weather’ Saddle

Brooks add the 'All Weather' to their Cambium saddle range - an all black, cheaper option that has a more weatherproof (waterproof) & durable top...

by THE PANNIER TEAM
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Journey | EUROPE

A Paris-Corse Randonneur

Max seeks out the finest route from Capital to Coast, to Corsica on a 1400km journey through the French mountains...

by MAX LEONARD
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Journey | UK

Reiver Bothypacking II

...we head up to the Dirty Reiver gravel event a day early, and sneak in a Bothy Overnighter & Sweet Potato Curry Cook-Off with the Bombtrack Bikes Squad

by Stefan Amato, Mat Waudby & Franzi Wernsing
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