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Look at that Ridiculous thing I did. I should Do it Again Sometime Some thoughts from a 21-year old woman cycling across Europe. Read »
Not the Mum-of-so-and-so. Just me. Bike touring. That, until this summer just gone was something that others did (writes Satu Vänskä-Westgarth, of her maternity leave adventure). I had seen those people on their bicycles, with pannier bags filled to the brim on Norwegian roads. I […] Read »
Don’t Worry. Everything always Works Out. I wanted to do something different, something not everyone does, and something that gives my travel a “purpose.” I also wanted a way to visit places other travelers don’t get to see, to stay in small villages in the middle of nowhere, and to have the freedom to go wherever I want, whenever I want. A bike fulfills all of this and more. Read »
It’s Not as Hard as People Think I wouldn't change anything about it. It was the most amazing six months of my life. There were difficult bits, but those difficult bits were great, you know? They made the good bits worth it. Read »
I am quite a Wuss but People think I am some kind of Intrepid Explorer. I am truly not. Is it really possible to do a decent adventure for £1000? I asked Kerry to share her story.                     Alastair: Hi Kerry. Tell us about the Grand Tour and the trip you took. Kerry: The Grand Tour was a […] Read »
It’s Just How Well You Can Tell Your Story Mark Beaumont has cycled round the world and rowed up in the Arctic and (most of the way) across the Atlantic. He’s a successful television presenter in Scotland, and a thoughtful voice on chasing adventures. I was delighted to chat […] Read »
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