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Finding our way in the Holyland

By Paul Errington
07, May, 2014

Toward the end of 2013 Paul heard about a new bikepacking event, a 1300km self supported race across Israel

Finding our way in the Holyland

Toward the end of 2013 Paul heard about a new bikepacking event, a 1300km self supported race across Israel

Steve enjoying real mountain biking in the Welsh countryside

WRT 2014 - In at the deep end

Steve steps out his comfort zone to experience his first time bikepacking on the Welsh Ride Thing

Sunny winters morning in Mid Wales

There n Back

The Kanga and Airlok XTra combo removes the faff from a chilli winter start in Mid Wales

Doing battle on the beach

Vin’s Battle on the Beach 2014

Bike racing battles on the beach

Scott stops for a brew on a bike packing trip.

What is Bikepacking

Bikepacking is cycle touring off-road, a discipline that has been around as long as people have been riding bikes. However its recent popularity can be linked inextricably to the explosion of lightweight equipment available now.

EQUIPMENT FOR BIKEPACKING

Hunka
Ultralight divvy bag and sleeping bag cover

Stem Cell
Stem mounted accessory bag

Rig 7 lightweight nylon tarp

Rig 7
Lightweight waterproof tarp with lifters

Koala
Lightweight seat pack

EXPLORE MORE BIKE LUGGAGE


PRODUCT FOCUS: ARROWHEAD 135

The Arrowhead 135 Ultra is a challenging endurance event. Temperatures drop as low as -50 ºC and racers must carry a mandatory amount of food, water and gear to cover a potential 3 days and 2 nights outdoors. Alpkit athletes Paul Errington and Lee Peyton have both tackled the event by bike and by foot, here is some of the kit they used.

Fat Bike Stingray frame bag

Fat Bike Stingray
Custom-made frame bag for your fat bike

Stem Cell
Stem mounted accessory bag

Koala
Lightweight seat pack

Kraku titanium stove

Kraku
Ultralight titanium gas stove

EXPLORE THE FULL LIST


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15 10 2015

A whole host of bikepacking goodness…
With Winter upon us we have upped stock and made sure we have all you need.

Tandem
05 08 2015

Doubling up
Alpkit mountain tandem

Bike Set Up
10 06 2015

Paul Errington’s Long Distance Steed
Mr. Errington tests out a new set up

Rich and Tom Highland Trail 550
27 05 2015

Rich and Tom - Highland Trail 550
Rich and Tom have set off on the trail and are half way

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11 02 2015

Q & A with Rich and Tom (Mini-Pips)
A quick Q & A with Rich and Tom (Minipips)

Stem cell and Mule Bars
09 10 2014

Free Mule Bar
Free Mule Bar with your Stem Cell on orders over £20

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26 01 2016

Strathpuffer 2016
Strathpuffer 24 hour mountain bike race

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11 01 2016

LC2BC - Final Days
Joe reaches Chamonix

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05 01 2016

LC2BC - Part 4
Another 3 days towards Chamonix

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29 12 2015

LC2BC - Part 3
Continuing journeys to Chamonix

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17 12 2015

Pantanal World Champs
a tough adventure race in Brazil

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16 12 2015

LC2BC- part 2
Joe Beaumont heads to Chamonix

Ukmade luggage
21 12 2015

UK Made Adventure - Stingray
UK made adventure bike luggage

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21 12 2015

UK Made Adventure - Stem Cell
UK made adventure bike luggage

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21 12 2015

UK Made Adventure - Koala
UK made adventure luggage

Tuscany trail kit list
28 05 2015

Tuscany Trail Kit List
Kenny runs through his kit list

Hunka winter
09 01 2015

The Hunka Bivvy Bag - back in stock
A ticket for anytime adventure

Lightweight Cookset Screen Grab
21 11 2014

Versatile lightweight cookset
Jay creates a set from the new Appkit cookware range.

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06 02 2016

Sonder Camino Alloy prototypes have arrived
Dropped bar alloy travel bike proto

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03 11 2015

Love Mud 650b+ wheels bars stems
Introducing Love Mud Bike Components

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23 10 2015

Sonder Bikes Arriving Soon
Everyone has a story. Whats yours?

Cuttlefish saddle side view
09 05 2014

Dual Airloks arrive with a surprise
A Cuttlefish lurks beneath

Jims wrt cockpit setup
09 05 2014

WRT Follow Up
Jim looks at bike cockpit set ups

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12 03 2014

Zhota world travels
The tent big on liveable space

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