Chris Goodman

(Un)Inspired Rambler

Bikepacking Routes Ambassador

Chris started mountain biking in the mid-2000's whilst living in Scotland, and spent a few years failing to keep up with the group on climbs and often crashing on the descents. At the time, the idea of multi-day off-road trips, weighed down by gear, would have sounded like an awful idea.

An Environmental Consultant in the energy industry, after moving to London in 2010 the urge grew to break free from the office to spend more time outdoors and to see the world in a slower, more exploratory way. Around the same time, the internet led him to discover that there were all sorts of people undertaking adventurous journeys by bicycle, and that with a little knowledge and a bit of motivation, the options were limitless.

After a tentative first journey on a vastly overloaded bike through the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland in 2011, Chris quickly realised that travelling lighter and off-road was the way forward. He can now ride up hills a little more quickly and crashes a little less.

Escaping London by literally moving the narrowboat that is his home across the country to Somerset, he enjoys writing and photographing his journeys. Find Chris at (Un)InspiredRamblings.

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