Tea Time in Darjeeling – A cycle tour in the Indian...

Cycle touring on main roads in Nepal and India was at times a tad suicidal, cyclists are an inferior beast who should just get...

Bikepacking around the Altai – Pt 2 China to Mongolia

China was an "interesting" challenge on our Altai bikepacking trip. All adventures need these sections; those challenging, tough days that question why exactly are...

Cycling the Pamirs Pt1 – The Grand Depart

In 2014 while cycling to China, I was gutted to miss one of the most beautiful and intriguing parts of central Asia. I didn't...

Cycling East Part 17 – Rail Ferry across the Caspian Sea

This post is the first one that contains no cycling, instead its my adventure catching the ferry from Baku, Azerbaijan to Aktau in Kazakhstan....

It’s all downhill to Afghanistan: Cycling the Pamirs Pt3

As we left Lake Karakul in Tajikistan we learnt Panada's struggle at altitude. I'll admit it was a shock to see that a Fiat...

Winter Bikepacking in Kyrgyzstan Pt 2

I can't believe where I'm riding it's ridiculously beautiful. The snow capped peaks the bleak empty steppe, just me on my bike alone with...

Cycling East Part 15 – Tbilisi to Azerbaijan

After leaving Marion to fly home from Georgia the cycle touring trip changed a lot for me. Leaving the centre of Tbilisi alone while waving...

Uzbekistan – A hidden gem for cycling in Central Asia

Riding across Uzbekistan was more of an accident than a choice. I only rode there purely because it lay in my way as I...

A Tale of Two Kinesis Tripster ATRs – 4 years &...

Bikepacking Scotland, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria x 2, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Turkey,...

Cycling East part 25 – Arriving in the Himalayas – Nepal

A few weeks ago I had no real idea where Almaty even was but due to the invisible wall of Chinese politics I...

Taking tea like the locals in Turkey, Uzbekistan and Darjeeling

Tea Tea Tea. The British normally love it but I'm indifferent, well I was until I cycled to Darjeeling in India.  Tea is not...

Bikepacking Across Kyrgyzstan in Winter Part 1

I descended and the air was approaching -20 already; around me the valley was steep sided, dark and cold. I noticed the snow had...