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Cycling on a footpath near Dancing Ledge
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Demystifying avoided routes in Purbecks

There are some roads on every cyclists map which for one or another reason are avoided. Too steep, too narrow, too rocky, or too annoying... I decided to tackle some some of those routes to see I they really represent a challenge I labelled them with.

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Sunrise in New Forest
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The New Forest gravel ride

If you're looking for a long stretch of gravel road mixed with some proper English countryside, and you don't mind your ride being interrupted by the herds of wild horses (!), then the New Forest in Hampshire will become your favourite destination.

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Stunning views from Ringstead on the South Coast Path
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Country roads, take me to... Weymouth

A ride on a frosty Saturday morning? Yes, please! This time we decided to break our tradition of riding loops and frying bacon on gas stoves, and reach a destination a bit further from our doorstep. We picked Weymouth - a beautiful place in Dorset, famous for it's beach, holiday vibes and Georgian architecture, some 30 miles away from our starting point in Poole.

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Iconic Old Harry Rocks on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, southern England
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The regular one: Poole Harbour loop

I wonder if everyone has a regular ride that just never gets boring. A perfect mix of stunning views, demanding climbs, and a distance allowing to add some more miles now and then. Welcome to the Poole Harbour loop in Dorset.

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Fully loaded bike on a self-supported 2 day trip
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Solo overnighter in Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park is one of not many places in the UK where wild camping is perfectly legal. Being quite inexperienced in finding a place to sleep in the wild, I thought this would be the perfect place to start. Dartmoor taught me that, and more.

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Refreshed and ready to ride after a very much needed night sleep in Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme
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The Tour Du Mont Blanc (TMB)... or a half of it

TMB is one of those rides which you can never fully prepare for. For amateur riders (and likely pros too!) it's a true adventure testing your body and character on so many levels. After all we're talking about riding a bike around one of the most famous mountain peaks in the world.

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Our final honeymoon destination, Paris.
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UK to Paris: Honeymoon bike trip

This trip did not involve wild camping, nor getting dirty in the mud or climbing any major hills, and it wasn't even my idea to do it! But it's inarguably one of the best adventures me and my wife had to this day. Our honeymoon bike trip to Paris!

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