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...

February 2, 2019

France is of course just a a short-hop from the south of England, so as a kid I cycled many slices of the country. Sometimes on school-trips, other times on holiday and once around the suburbs of Paris whilst playing in a Rugby tournament. The land has always felt very...

January 26, 2019

Things were picking up pace in my life when I flew to Denmark from London. A summer of pedalling was ahead of me. The goal - The Arctic Circle.

I had calculated the distances and figured that I had just enough time to ride from Copenhagen, Denmark to the Lofoten Islands...

January 19, 2019

Prague is the capital of the republic established in 1993. It is a beautiful medieval town known for it's spires, astronomical clock, gothic churches and a rather special bridge.

It is a bit of a shame then that I once visited this town for a weekend with a gr...

January 12, 2019

Writing about cycling for this post feels a bit odd as it took place in an ex's homeland of Essex. No, I mean her half Greek-Cypriot heritage obviously. 

To be honest, I had put the thought of it into the back of a cupboard, and forgotten about...

January 4, 2019

Croatia is shaped a bit like a Nike swoosh with its base along the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. We cycled the country end-to-end from the highlands of Slovenia in the north-west to the bays of Montenegro to it's south-east.

What a glorious country it is to cycl...

January 1, 2019

This is it. This is the moment I have wondered about for 18 years. I've finally sat on my bike long enough to surely say that I have cycled the world.  

So many pedal strokes, so many sights, so much exhilaration, so many aches in places I didn't kno...

December 29, 2018

China is a very difficult country to tour by bicycle. A combination of vast distances, visa limits, government control and the need for registered accommodation meant that any hope we may have had of exploring this mystical country and its epic history were dashed on o...

December 22, 2018

My experience of cycling in Chile was mixed; two sedate self-guided city tours of Santiago and Valparaiso, and a near-death experience near Torres del Paine National Park.

I don't remember much about the city rides other than sunny churches on steep hills in both places...

December 15, 2018

I have a feeling that our recent crossing of a good chunk of Canada will not be the last.

During this visit, we entered Canada in Manitoba and rode in the wrong direction to the Pacific. Why the wrong direction? Well I wrote that because we we told this nearly every day...

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