*Wrote the post below months ago but never got around to posting it. We have now cycled the entire length of Uzbekistan from West to East.* Link to interactive route map for Uzbekistan here. We have lived in Uzbekistan for 4 years (well, Matthew for 4 and Niamh for 3....long story) and have cycled a fair chunk of the country. In 2015 we cycled from Tashkent (where we live) to Bukhara (famous Silk Road city). In the warm months we cycle up to the mountains and wild camp overni
Link to interactive route map for Uzbekistan here. Exactly a week after arriving back to our home in Tashkent, we rolled out of the front gate, never to return. We had rested fairly well, making sure that everything was in order to go off and wander the world for a few years. Receiving the call to confirm that our Chinese Visas were ready was such a relief. Getting our passports back with them inside was as exciting moment. We now had everything we needed to begin the advent
Link to interactive route map for Uzbekistan here. We have recently arrived back to our nice air-conditioned house in the green and pleasant capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, after 10 days in the desert. This was the second attempt at the western-most region of the country, having failed last summer when I arrived on the eastern edge of the Caspian Sea, in Aktau, Kazakhstan, but most of my bicycle and gear did not. I remember how gutted I was back then, being stuck in a dusty
Link to interactive route map for Turkey here. It is with mixed feelings that I've just thrown my worldly possessions into a disposable bag for my flight to Kazakhstan. I leave early tomorrow morning having seen a lot of this currently rather troubled country. I've cycled a greater distance here in Turkey than I covered on the UK's 'End2End' - Lands End to John O'Groats. More than crossing Uzbekistan from the west to the Ferghana. They are both tough rides too but whilst in
Our first day in the saddle on this tour will be June 15th, but it's good to know that the equipment is good to go. Getting things here to Uzbekistan is not easy.
This will be my first tour with a four pannier set up. I've had enough of the Bob trailer, and heavy back end formats.
Probably shouldn't tour on a road bike, but it stood up well in Scandinavia so I reckon it has one more in it.
Hoping that the roads of South East Europe will be smooth, and that the front hu