In March 2012, I left my home in Gloucestershire, UK, to cycle around the world. I have no idea how long this will take ...

Carry on Cycling Reviews

9 Dec 2013

Hanoi Accommodation Review: M-Spot Cafe and Hostel

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Date stayed: November 2013 (3 weeks) Price of dorm room: $3.50-4.00 Beds available: 12 Private rooms: No Location: Ngo Trang Tien Street (very close to Opera House) It is safe to say that M-Spot Cafe and Hostel made my time in Hanoi. I may go so far as to say that for the price, M-Spot is the best accommodation I…

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11 Nov 2013

Cycle Computer Review: Cateye Adventure CC-AT200W

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Bought for the princely sum of: £60 Used for: 16 months Type: Wireless In short: Gave up completely after struggling for many months, battery-life poor, battery replacement system flawed, altitude reading inaccurate. Disappointed. Having splashed out (by my standards) on a Cateye Adventure cycle computer it goes without saying I had high expectations. I’m a statistics bore, able to lose…

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5 Nov 2013

Tent Review: Vango Banshee 200

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Bought for the princely sum of: £80 Used for: 20 months Weight: 2kg In short: Fantastic tent, especially for the price. It isn’t every day one gets to review their home. I’ll give it my best shot but don’t expect a dispassionate report. I’m deeply attached to my tent: the smells, stains, rips and resident insects could all tell a…

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3 Nov 2013

Sleeping Bag Review: Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20

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Bought for the princely sum of: £80 Used for: 20 months Limited to: -7C Insulation: Artificial Weight: 1.7kg In short: Good value, non-expedition level sleeping bag. Very durable, although in my opinion an optimistic temperature limit. As any seasoned camper will tell you: there’s nothing better than wriggling down into a soft and warm sleeping bag on a chilly night…

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1 Nov 2013

Shoe Review: K-Swiss Ariake

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Paid the princely sum of: £16 (new off eBay) Used for: 20 months Shoe-type: sport/free-running Covers ankle: no In short: a dream on each foot, my winged sandals, true companions I can tell you now I wouldn’t be writing a review about shoes unless they were spectacularly good or horrifically bad. The writing would be too boring otherwise. Well perhaps…

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