Category Archives: China to UK by Bicycle

The Little House in the Wilderness

We had enjoyed a slight tailwind on the latter part of Monday’s cycle ride, but when we woke up bright and early at 5.30am on Tuesday, all was calm. Perhaps, if we were more familiar with the local weather patterns, … Continue reading

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The First Few Days

Well, we successfully collected our bikes from Turpan station on Saturday afternoon and spent the next few hours sorting out our gear and attempting to repack it all into our panniers. This proved somewhat difficult, as with only two rear … Continue reading

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And so it begins…or does it?

Our first week on the road has been less road-like, and more hotel-room-and-train-cabin-like.  We knew there would be some waiting around before we began our journey, it was always inevitable. We had to get visas for China and Russia before … Continue reading

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Have a Little Faith

Travelling of all descriptions requires a little faith, but none as much as cycle touring, or rather, I should say, travelling with a bicycle as we try to navigate buses, trains and pedestrian only areas in foreign countries. I had … Continue reading

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Feeding the Rat

“the need to get out, to test yourself, to flush out the system, and, above all, to have some fun…” So Al Alvarez writes in his book “Feeding the Rat” about climber and adventurer Mo Antoine. A friend of mine … Continue reading

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