A brief guide to cycle touring in India

Having cycled around 3000km in India I thought I would write a brief guide in order to get down what I learnt.  This is of course in no way exhaustive as one thing I learnt was that there are a lot of different areas to India and one can deliver a completely different riding experience…

Chennai to Singapore: back to the future

My last couple of days in India were spent getting ready for the flight to Singapore and eating. Getting ready for the flight involved buying a large bag to put my panniers and stuff inside and packing my bike up with the help of a Chennai bicycle shop. Thankfully neither was particularly difficult and the…

Macleod Ganj to Chandigarh: Ups and downs

The morning I was to leave Macleod Ganj and head back down the mountain was grim to say the least.  I woke to sheeting rain and mist swirling around in the valley that leads down from the town.  I didn’t really want to ride in that weather so I thought I would give it an…

Delhi to Amritsar: flat out

After  a couple of days getting acclimatised in Delhi it was time to head out and start riding round India. It is hard to describe how nervous I was about riding out through Delhi.  The driving I had experienced in the city had been crazy thus far and I was not looking forward to experiencing…