What do I need for a wild camp

A week ago we had a meet up of the local Facebook Microadventures group. There was a great mix of people along with all sorts of experience. One of the common questions was “What do I need for a night out?” Heres my system, there are a few alternatives to the kit depending on how much… Read more »

January 2018 Microadventure

Its dark and cold, its mid winter, wet and muddy… Why would anyone want to leave their warm homes and beds to go for a bike ride and to sleep in the woods. It appears there is an increasing number of these odd people wanting to do this.. And once again Mark, Nick and myself… Read more »

Winter Solstice Microadventure

December has arrived way too quickly! It seems like it was summer only a few weeks ago! Decembers Microadventure fell on the winter solstice, so it seemed a good reason too try for all four solstices over the next 12 months! December also heralds our annual Christmas Microadventure, a chance for the three of us… Read more »

Ridgeway Bikepacking Microadventure

Fresh from the Gower Bike packing we were well up for another trip out on the bikes, we still had the benefit of plenty of light, probably till about 9pm, and with the lights on the bike we would add a few hours to that.. This time we went for a slightly lighter setup than… Read more »

Gower Peninsula Bikepacking

Earlier in the year Mark and I spend an evening thinking up a route that we would like to ride in wales, something more than a quick night away. We had seen previous write-ups on the Gower, and having never been there we thought it was a good place to start! Pondering over the printed… Read more »

January 17 Microadventure

Back on the bikes for January and it feels like an age since we last rode with the overnight gear. A late start meant that we started the ride off in the dark, the planned pub stop was around 5 miles from home, and the ride was quite straight forward as we made out way… Read more »

December 16 Microadventure

Christmas is one again upon us, which means its time for the annual Christmas Microadventure! We have access some woodland where we are able to have a fire which is normally something I would avoid as it draws attention. Each year the three of us will pack much bigger packs that normal, filled with not… Read more »

May 2016 Microadventure

After the success of the March bike packing overnighter, and the fact I had got my new bike we opted for another two wheeled adventure! I’ve said before that we are luck where we are, and another great feature is the Kennet and Avon canal less than a mile from home. We hatched a cunning… Read more »

April 16 Microadventure

Our April Microadventure was looking like it was set to be a wet one, we had rain most of the week, but there was a glimmer of home in the sky’s clearing overnight. Nick had never used a bivi before, so we figured this would be a good chance to take the tarp and create… Read more »

March 16 Microadventure

It was time to get on our bike and load up for a bike packing Microadventure! We’re really fortunate to live within reach of some great places for a ride and overnight stay. Bikes were loaded and we made our way to stop one of the evening… The Pub.. it seems that may good nights… Read more »

  • February Microadventure

    February’s microadventure would take us to the coast, for our 1st taste of seaside sleeping. We made the 90 minute journey down to Poole, then on to the sandbanks chain ferry, which in just a few short minutes takes you away from the glamour of sandbanks into the wilds of coastal Dorset. We had thought… Read more »

  • Planning your Microadventure

    Why Plan? – Planning in some form comes in handy, it reduces your chance of finding the most uncomfortable, waterlogged and exposed location whilst out in the great outdoors (or perhaps in this case the not so great outdoors) Most of my microadventures to date have been planned to some degree, sometimes is a very… Read more »

  • January’s Microadventure

    Wow.. a whole year has gone by, summer is a distant memory and its time to get out and spend a night on a hill. We thought it would be fun to head back to last Januarys location, a hill side which isn’t too far from a pub. Mark wasn’t able to make this one,… Read more »

  • Looking back at my year of Microadventure!

    This is a reflective look back at the last 12 months, I will try my upmost not to get too deeply reflective on it all, but forgive me if I do.. When I started this year I was a very different person in many ways. Having a young family you pump yourself into family life, which… Read more »

  • Decembers Microadventure Video

    Here’s the traditional video from Decembers Microadventure 🙂

  • December’s Microadventure

    Well 2015 has sped by way to quick, it seems like only 11 months ago that we started out on our first Microadventure.. We returned to our little piece of woodland we have access to. It’s a real privilege that we have use of this land, as we can be a little less covert and… Read more »

  • Bikepacking without all the luggage

      There are loads of bespoke bags to fit you bikes frame on the market, and there are pretty awesome bits of kit. However you don’t need to carry a ton of kit at the best of times for a microadventure, and its no different for taking the bike out for the night. A simple… Read more »

  • Decathlon X-Light Down Jacket Review

          It’s fair to say I have a problem.. I have a jacket collection problem. I love them and have way too many! The latest addition to the collection was the budget £29.99 X-Light Down Jacket from Decathlon. I was looking for some time for a light weight down jacket as my only other… Read more »

  • November’s Microadventure

    They say the hardest part of doing a microadventure is getting out of the house, and on a chilly wet and windy November night we were tested.. It would have been so easy to knock it on the head. We didn’t…. Instead we made the decision to get the bikes loaded up again and head… Read more »

  • October’s Microadventure

    The nights are now drawing in, its getting cooler and wetter.. Leaving work at 5pm is no fun… that is unless you know your heading out for the night with your mates.. Not just any night, a micro adventure night 🙂 Mentioning to work colleagues brings odd looks, as you explain what you sleep in… Read more »