Return and Rediscovery18 Jul 6 Chris Goodman / plog
Mid-Wales is a land of deep reservoirs, expansive forest, and connecting valley roads, crisscrossed by slippery climbs, tufty trails, and boggy moorland. Over a number of bikepacking journeys, Chris Goodman discovers how repeated visits to a place he first experienced as a student have yielded a growing appreciation for its colours, contours, and history…
130 mi. / 209 km3 days
Bikepacking the Westcountry Way: Across the Moors35 Mar 16 Chris Goodman EuropeThe Westcountry Way traverses the UK’s south-western peninsular, climbing from the English Channel over the harsh, exposed heathland of Dartmoor, and across the wooded, twisting trails of Exmoor. Some 130 miles later, the route culminates with a descent to the Bristol Channel.
103 mi. / 166 km3 days
The Trans-Cambrian Way59 Aug 9 Chris Goodman EuropeThe Trans-Cambrian Way snakes its way across the heart of Wales, covering around 100 miles (160 km) from Knighton, on the English border to Dovey Junction, on the Irish Sea.
446 mi. / 718 km9 days
The Grand Traversée du Massif Central (GTMC) Mountain Bike Route37 Jun 3 Chris Goodman EuropeThe GTMC mountain bike route runs some 446 miles (718 km) from the centre of France to the Mediterranean Sea. In between it crosses the Massif Central, a largely remote region covering 36,000 square miles (93,000 square km) of mountain, high plateaux, forests and heathland.