November 13, 2019

It's been a while since we finished our tour of the world, but we have certainly been busy. A lot of good things have happened since we boxed up the bikes for our flights home.

In and amongst teaching, being a new Dad, a decent husband and training for a marathon, I man...

April 13, 2019

This is the largest landlocked country and the ninth largest on the planet. Each time I visited, I was able to explore a new region as it was just a short journey from our home in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It's not as central Asian as Uzbekistan, more Russian in feel, but...

April 6, 2019

Considering my Mum lived in Japan for over a decade, I really didn't cycle much here. I’ve visited three times and enjoyed each one a great deal, but each time that we ventured away from her home city of Tokyo we did so by some other form of transport, my favourite; th...

March 23, 2019

This chapter is very much work-in-progress. Having just married into an outdoor-sporty Irish family, I am sure that my knowledge and the subsequent stories of cycling in Ireland will grow.

In the various visits I have made to Ireland thus far, I have already built up a...

March 16, 2019

Writing about this collection of 17,508 islands is going to have to be a generalisation. I am sure that many of the islands vary immensely from others, from idyllic mounds of sand in the sea, to slimy backstreets coated in the bi-products of modern day living. This sli...

March 9, 2019

Travelling in India is intoxicating in many ways and totally addictive. The food and the people will keep me coming back again, but this account of an event which took place towards the end of my first extended trip abroad on my own, was one of the most heart-in-mouth...

March 2, 2019

We were nearing the end of our summer stage cycling across ten countries in Europe when we entered Greece at the Dojran lakeside border with Macedonia, or the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as Greeks know it.

There were two goals...

February 23, 2019

Ghana seemed like a logical place to visit on a half-term break, so I threw my mountain bike in the back of my red 4X4 and drove from Lomé, the capital of Togo, my home at the time, to the border within 15 minutes.

I was once again reminded how travelling with...

February 16, 2019

I have ridden in Germany as a school-kid and as a teacher, which is a nice full-circle thought. In addition, i've seen much of the country on holidays, professional development courses and by 4-wheels. From Hanover, Hildesheim and Berlin in the north, to Munich, Füssen...

February 9, 2019

I will need another visit to Georgia to understand what it is. For the week or so that I was there I noticed that it was a melting-pot of cultures; Russian, Turkik and yet also very European. 

Cycling through the country was challenging due to road conditions as t...

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Niamh & Matthew - We are teachers working internationally. We met in Togo, West Africa and most recently lived in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. We both love to travel and visit new places - especially by bike.

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