Category Archives: Blogs – E-Bike Cycle Tourists

The Difficulties Associated With Having the Longest Ever E-bike Journey Officially Recognised

Who would have thought gaining official recognition for completing the longest ever e-bike journey would be so difficult? As was detailed in a previous blog,  while we would love to have our achievement recognised by Guinness World Records, given the length of time the e-Bike Cycle Tourists are e-biking – up to 18 months – … Continue reading The Difficulties Associated With Having the Longest Ever E-bike Journey Officially Recognised

Why the Longest Ever E-Bike Journey Will NOT be in the Guinness World Records Book

In the wake of recently setting a new world e-bike long distance record, the E-Bike Cycle Tourists have been asked on a number of occasions if the achievement will be recognised as an official record by Guinness World Records. The short answer is a resounding “NO”, but given the amount of confusion that surrounds actually … Continue reading Why the Longest Ever E-Bike Journey Will NOT be in the Guinness World Records Book

From Portugal to Cyprus on an e-Bike Adventure via a UK Immigration Interrogation

With 17,073kms on the odometer and the world e-bike long distance record now safely in our keeping, the e-Bike Cycle Tourists jetted off from Portugal to Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean today to continue their long distance e-bike adventure. But far from planning a holiday in the winter sun on the island that is renowned … Continue reading From Portugal to Cyprus on an e-Bike Adventure via a UK Immigration Interrogation

What a Difference One Year, a World Record and 17,000kms of Cycling Can Make

It’s late January 2016 and today I woke up in a bed (yes, not a tent for a change) in Fuzeta, a tiny beach village in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. The sun’s rays are reflecting through the cracks of the heavy curtains and I know that this is a sign to roll out … Continue reading What a Difference One Year, a World Record and 17,000kms of Cycling Can Make

Passing the 10,000 km Mark on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

By any standard it has been a big week for the e-Bike Cycle Tourists after passing the 10,000 kilometres mark on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way while cycling towards a new world long distance e-bike record. With the current record of 16,047kms well within our sights, our eventual aim now is to clock up 20,000kms or … Continue reading Passing the 10,000 km Mark on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

The Generosity of Complete Strangers and Circumnavigating Ireland

After five months and more than 9300 kilometres of cycling the e-Bike Cycle Tourists set off on Monday on the next stage of their e-bike record breaking adventure – a cycle tour of Ireland. With help from  Electric Escapes Ireland – http://electricescapesireland.ie/ – a network of E-bike tour operators on the west coast of Ireland, Olivier … Continue reading The Generosity of Complete Strangers and Circumnavigating Ireland

Learning to Deal with Cycling Fatigue on the Way to a New World E-Bike Record

As the e-Bike Cycle Tourists have discovered over the past 10 weeks, it is one thing to say you are going to set a new world e-bike long distance record but it is a completely different thing to physically clock up the kilometres day after day, week after week. Since setting out from London on … Continue reading Learning to Deal with Cycling Fatigue on the Way to a New World E-Bike Record

The Highs and Lows of Cycle Touring

Long distance cycle touring, as the e-Bike Cycle Tourists have discovered time and time again over the past six weeks, is a constant roller coaster with adrenaline pumping highs interspersed with frustrating lows. We have now lost count of the number of times that we have marveled at yet another beautiful landscape or have been … Continue reading The Highs and Lows of Cycle Touring