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18th November 2020 / Comments (4)

Daypacking with Dutch photographer Erwin Sikkens

Erwin Sikkens Daypacking bikepacking Netherlands
Some new fad? The next big thing? No, not really, just a brilliant tongue-in-cheek way to describe big rides and taking in more of the great outdoors.
We chatted to Dutch gravel king Erwin Sikkens about what #daypacking means to him and how to get out there! 

It’s like a like a little zen moment that you have to stop for… It’s more than just drinking coffee or eating soup in nature.

Here’s our video interview with Erwin, hope you enjoy! Unfortunately our plans to bikepack together have had to be postponed, but it’s always great to catch up over a call.

You can play in the background for audio only, or enjoy some of photographer Erwin’s gorgeous shots from his rides around Arnhem by watching too.

 

Over to you

Do you feel inspired to give daypacking a go? Fish out your stove and cup from the back of the cupboard? Plan a mini day adventure when the weather looks good? Let us know in the comments.

Check out Erwin’s incredible Veluwe gravel Collection on komoot for loads of incredible gravel segments and routes in the Netherlands that are perfect for daypacking rides!

 

 

Make sure you check out more of Erwin’s gorgeous riding photography on Instagram and his brilliant routes on komoot. Gravelmania is his own gravel event, based from his home town of Arnhem. If it’s safe in March to take part, it comes highly recommended!

Last modified: 18th November 2020

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Alex Ball
Alex Ball
14 days ago

Is it OK to admit here that I really hate tin mugs? Too many burnt hands and lips to love them. They look cool, but they are functionally hateful.

Mattie
14 days ago

Finally a word to describe my favourite kind of rides!

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