Help for tour of france
Hi guys i am totally knew to touring, i have only rode XC bikes but have used cleats etc. I am thinking about cycling from plymouth through france and riding down the coast to santander. I will be wild camping most of the way with the occasional hostel for days off and a nice shower. Could someone recomend me a good touring bike for under 500 quid which would be good enough 2 carry sufficent load through france. I will probably be carying front and rear pannier bags. Or would i be able to use my GT aggressor xc bike which is a pretty standard xc bike with v brakes and standard forks on and simply attact pannier racks and bar ends? I am very comfortable riding on this bike so would make sense to use this bike in some aspects?
If mum would let me,id sleep with my bike