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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...

Practical Guide to Cycle Touring the Pamir Highway

Cycling the Pamir Highway AKA the M41 in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan is known as cycling the "Roof of the world" with good reason -...

Afghanistan to Scotland – By bike, Jeep, foot and Jet Plane...

At this point in time we felt about as far away from the lush green rolling hills of Scotland however we only had a...

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...

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...

Cycling the Pamirs 2015 Pt2 – Crossing into Tajikistan via Mars

Sary Tash has a memorable name, but very few moustaches - in fact there's very little of interest at all other than the jaw...

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...

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...

Getting Visas for Central Asia

With Europe left behind the craziness of getting Asian visas started. After much googling and forum searching I reached my plan of attack for the...

Box hunting and other adventures in Delhi

The train rolled into Old Delhi station from Kolkata late at night, the city was dark but certainly not asleep. the platforms were still...

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...

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,...