By Charlie The Bikemonger
It's nice to feel part of something. Bikepacking, whilst not a new concept is a new scene and Charlie the bikemonger, who runs a bike shop in Swanage - is leading the charge with panniers full of merlot and hard cheese. Charlie gets it. It's not about selling fancy kit, it's about getting 80 people to cycle 50 miles to a field, eat a deer that's been cooked underground, washed down with local ale, then camp out and cycle another 50 miles back to the pub.
So that's exactly what we did!