Around the world by bike: Every inch of the way
This was the journey that changed my life. I had dreamed about it for so long, but I never actually thought I'd complete a trip around the globe by bike. It started off as seed in the back of my mind that grew and grew until the idea consumed me. In March 2011, I set off from my home in Peckforton, Cheshire, England, to cycle unsupported around the world. I spent nights in people's houses all over the world, slept in Yurts, camped with nomads, ate delicious food ranging from Tibetan stew to alligator meat, drunk home-made Georgian wine, was given clothes, partied with Kazakhs on the Caspian Sea ferry, saw photos of USSR soldiers in front of statues of Lenin, saw Stalin's house the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall. I cycled through sweltering deserts and over huge mountains. I overcame mechanical problems with the help of an Azerbaijani mechanic and illness due to the kindness of a Tajik Pamiri doctor. On the way I cycled with local people and friends, both old and new.
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE RIDE
- CROSSING THE DESERT BETWEEN AKTAU AND NUKUS (coming soon)
Listen to an interview about my bike tour that I had on BBC Radio Stoke here