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Just go for it, keep a Smile, and Everything will Work Out I chatted to photographer Archie Leeming about riding a motorbike down Africa and crossing the Congo by bicycle, canoe and over-crowded trucks. The photographs are from the Congo adventure. Alastair: I’ve been rummaging around on the internet before talking to you, trying […] Read »
Le Tour de Yorkshire 2014 Last year I took a recce trip to ride the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France, or “Le Tour de Yorkshire” to give the race its proper name. (If anyone is considering turning this route into a microadventure then […] Read »
How to Make the Most of the Long Summer Evenings It doesn't get dark for so long - do you really need to stay indoors tonight? Read »
Tent Porn Because people seem to get a kick out of this stuff... Read »
Camera Equipment for Filming “Into The Empty Quarter” Filming Into The Empty Quarter posed several equipment challenges. I hope that outlining our kit will be helpful for anyone planning to film an expedition of their own. Most expeditions filmed for television take a different approach. They have big […] Read »
A Rafting Microadventure “The very picture of rugged man” – Nemone, BBC 6Music (her response on air when I sent in a couple of the pics below…) Millican Dalton was the self-proclaimed “Professor of Adventure”. In 1897 he gave up his life as […] Read »
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