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Big and small cycling adventures

That's me on my bike, loaded with bikepacking bags, standing in the garden with palm trees in the background.

Welcome to Bikes and Bacon

It doesn't matter how far, how fast, or how hard your rides are. It doesn't matter if you're riding the most expensive bike or an antique found on a scrape yard. As long as you get out there and allow yourself to get lost, you can call it adventure.

This blog is a collection of ride reports, reviews of gear I use, and some personal thoughts about cycling. You probably won't find anything too extreme in my posts, as I don't cycle as often or as far as many other awesome adventure cyclists out there.

But that's exactly why I decided to start this blog. To ride more and inspire those who are on the verge of dusting-off their two wheels left for far too long at the back of the garage. Perhaps you want to spend a night in the wild, disconnect from your daily life, try something new, something basic... But you're not sure where to start? It's easy to give up between searching Youtube for what's the best route for the first bikepacking trip and selecting the lightest frying pan on Amazon...

I hope this blog will make your cycling trips easier for you in some aspect. I believe that in adventure cycling there's no such thing as a failure, as long as you're having fun along the way.

Enjoy the read and I hope to see you out there on a trail!
- Marek, Bikes and Bacon

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What cycling discipline do you do?

For a long time, I rode hardtail mountain bikes, loving both cross-country and enduro. I briefly cycled on thin tires on the road, but wanderlust led me to gravel cycling in 2019. Now, I sometimes pack my bike and disappear for days, exploring endless horizons. It's where I belong.

Is this just another site full of sponsored content?

Nope. You may find an affiliate link here and there and potentially some ads in the future, but rest assured that anything I write is my own opinion and I never recommend anything I don't use myself. Saying that, if you're a brand and you'd like to work with me, please get in touch - but be ready to hear my honest opinion.

Where do you ride?

Living in Dorset, a county in the south of the United Kingdom, the trails of Isle of Purbeck are the closest to my heart.

How can I contact you?

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