Cycling East Part 24 – The Grand Finale

After cycle touring across the remote Kegen border crossing into Kazakhstan it hit me that I was in the most amazingly picturesque spot 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...

Cycling East Part 16 – Azerbaijan

Cycle touring across the border from Georgia to Azerbaijan went very smoothly, this route certainly had the greatest military presence so far, guns were...

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...

Tibet Part 3 – Holy Lakes, big climbs and chicken feet

From the Tibetan city of Garze we headed West towards the biggest climb we've ever undertaken, we both wondered nervously how would we cope...

Review of Morvelo bike clothing

At the start of cycling east I was pretty anxious about using brand new and untested clothing for such a long trip. Put simply,...

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...

Wakhi Races – Cycling the Wakhan Pt4

The next leg of our cycling trip saw us biking alongside the River Panj for several days. The Panj is a river in a...

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...

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...

10 Practical tips for bikepacking in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a country that I love and more and more people are discovering it. From the yurts and alpine pasture to the epic...

Bikepacking the Altai Pt3 (the best part) – Mongolia and Russia

We soon found our legs in Mongolia, they were where they've always been but they just got a bit tired with the riding in...