Cycling Australia

Australia week 1 Monday 14th Dec 117km Melbourne to somewhere near Seymour Cycle paths out of Melbourne up to Craigeeburn, and then …

Cycling New Zealand

New Zealand Day 1 Auckland to Tapapakanga Regional Park 48km A nice day for ducks. I didn’t leave until 3pm. Wet for …

Cycling the USA

USA Day 1 to Tucson 3rd October about 100km Should have been easy. 100km gradual downhill. Cactus lined freeway was great if …

Cycling Mexico

Well Mexico has certainly been no joy ride, and my daily struggle to go as far as possible has left me physically …

Quick update

Since El Salvador, I haven’t blogged but I have only been posting photos on Facebook. The pace has been relentless, and I …

Cycling Peru: Lima to Nasca

Lima to Bujama beach, Mala 86km Chincha Alta 100km Paracas 60km Huacachina, Ica 70km Palpa 94km Nasca 50km 460km from Lima to …

Lilongwe to Lusaka 8-15 April

110km from Lilongwe to Mchinji 34km from Mchinji to Chipata 570km from Chipata to Lusaka 18,192km so far Zambia is all hills …

Chitimba to Nkhata Bay

Here’s a quick progress update. The roads along the lake in Malawi have been Paradise compared to the terrible driving of Tanzania. …

Tanzania to Malawi 14-26 March 2014

I’m in Country number 18!!! Hot, humid, beautiful Malawi! The last two weeks riding through Tanzania to Malawi have been both beautiful …

7 March Arusha to Moshi

82km to Moshi (at the foot of Kilimanjiro) 15,427km so far We have decided to take a less direct route through Tanzania …

Nairobi to Tanzania!!!

115km from Nairobi to Carnelley’s camp on the southern road of Lake Naivasha. 77km to Hell’s Gate and to Naivasha and back …

Addis Ababa to Moyale 3-9 Feb

Addis Ababa to Meki 133km Meki to Hawassa 144km Hawassa to Dilla 86km Rest day in Hawassa Dilla to Garba (near Bule …

Drinks in Sudan and Ethiopia

In Sudan, like Egypt and Turkey, the main drink is tea or chai. They also have a red drink called Kakadey which …

3 Jan 2014 Dongola, Sudan

Wadi Halfa to Abri 180km Abri to Delgo 100km Delgo to Dongola (including going off the main road to visit Kerma) 130km …

16-17 Dec Luxor to Aswan

113km to Edfu 102km to Aswan 11,174km so far I’m currently in the reception of a hotel costing €6 euros per night …

27 Nov Flying to Cairo

31km to the airport And 1300km in a plane (I can’t count those for my total sadly!) Today I raced from the …

17-27 Nov Hanging about in Ankara

After a week in Ankara, I have some amazing memories and some awesome friends. And definitely no regrets. It has been frustrating …

12 -16 Nov Istanbul to Ankara

27km to Bursa 86km to Bozuyuk 90km to Eskisehir 100km to Sivrihisar 120km to Ankara 9527km so far After a long weekend …

24-26 October – Albania!

I’m in Berat Albania, and I’ve cycled 118km from Kotor, Montenegro to Shkoder, Albania with Sam the American Eagle and David the …

18 Oct Sibenik to Makarska

150km today 7374km so far Today was a lovely day of cycling. The route along route 8 is generally flat, and hugs …

9-13 Oct Italy to Croatia

Boy I’m tired but I’m thrilled to be able to say I have reached country number 7. (France, Spain, Portugal, Monaco, Italy, …

Back in the saddle 6-8 Oct!!!

Lavagna to Santa Maria Del Taro. 36km …. To a field near Piacenza 83.5km Then 122km to Mantua. 6473.5 km so far. …

5-8 Sept Beziers to Frejús

In the last 4 days I have cycled…. 95km from Beziers to Lattes (near Montpellier) on 5th Sept. 170km to Aix en …

4 Sept St Cypriene to Beziers

117km today 5462km so far After a great night’s sleep at the very pleasant campsite in St Cypriene, “Le Rousillon”, I got …

2 Sept Barcelona to Roses

20km today 185km on 31st August 95km on 24 August 5255 so far. Today is the hardest day of my trip so …

Wed 7 August Adra to Sorbas

130km today (why do I always end up doing more than it says on the map!!!?) 4245km so far I left Adra …

Tues 6 August Granada to Adra

138km today. 4115km so far. It’s 28 past midnight and I am shattered. I arrived in Adra at about 11pm. It had …

1 August Toledo to Ciudad Real

118km today. 3582 so far. From Toledo to Ciudad Real is an area called Castilla de La Mancha, which is most famous …

31 July Madrid to Toledo

110km today. 3464km so far. The word of the day was HOT. And on the road there was simply nowhere to hide …

28 July Ávila to Madrid

I only cycled 40km today. But I made it all the way from Avila to Madrid. I had been cycling every day …

27 July Zamora to Ávila

It was a cool, cloudy morning. Perfect for cycling. Coming out of Zamora I had a long boring flat road. Yay!!!! My legs …

24 July Porto to Resende

24 July 108km. 2864 so far Got up late. I went North along the beach and then past a fishing area along …

23 July Valença to Porto

I am in Porto. Or Oporto. 125km today. 2756km so far. I woke up under a bridge at 5.30am. After trying to …

If cyclists ruled the world…. 1. The only cars allowed on roads would be “support cars”. 2. Other cars would be restricted to special carlanes next to the road which would be full of crap and … → July 20, 2013

18 July Foz to A Coruña

142km and my biggest day yet. I headed south from Foz to Coruna on the N634 which I thought would be easier …

17 July Luarca to foz

82km today. 2307km so far. A very easy day from Asturias to Galicia. It was not so steep and I found the …

16 July Aviles to Luarca

Tuesday 16th July was a late start. I took the train with Paola to Aviles in the morning. Pablo told me that …

15 July Hangover in Gijon

Yesterday was a “recovery day” for me and the bike. We also did some sightseeing in Gijon and learnt about the importance …

14 July Llanes to Gijon

Sunday was the last day of cycling with Pablo. He had cycled with his dog from Germany but it was his last …

9 July Logroño to Burgos

122km today. 1749km so far. A dog on a bike? Una perra en una bicicleta? For real? En Serio? I left Logroño …

8 July Pamplona to Logrono

100km today in the searing heat. But I arrived in Logrono at 4pm and not feeling too bad. 1627km so far. I …

25 June Bordeaux to Castets

After a day off in Bordeaux yesterday, (went to the hospital to get more vaccination jabs, ate, drank red wine, celebrated Ahmed’s …

23 June Chalais to Bordeaux

90km today and we are in Bordeaux and I learnt a few things. Leaving Chalais this morning having not been able to …

Day 5 Disneyland Paris

Day 5 (Sunday) was just 34km East to Disneyland. I was navigating for the first time. I managed to end up in …

Day 4 Compiegne to Paris

I was too excited to sleep and woke up at 5am. Leaving the hotel at 7am, I found it was cold and …

Day 3 Arras to Compiegne

It’s day 3 and the sun is out. After 20 miles we stopped at Thiepval, the site where 19,000 Allied soldiers died …

Day 2 Calais to Arras

After the excitement of day 1, we left Calais on day 2, to be met with wind and ominous grey skies. Although …

Day 1 London to Calais

Up at 5am at James Fentiman’s house, dragged myself out of bed and put all the heavy panniers on the bike. Then …

Recently I met an inspiring man……

I was recently introduced to a guy called James Golding, who has raised millions by cycling across America, after beating cancer and after a …

Equipment list

Here’s my Equipment list: – Koga Randonneur Touring Bike! – Spares (chain, cassette) – Spare Tyre repair kits – Northwave SPD cycle …

Rachel Stevens for WaterAid

Rachel Stevens from SClub7 fame is the guest on Saturday kitchen and she’s been talking about wateraid… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2239118/Rachel-Stevens-From-S-Club-slums-Addis-Ababa.html

The bike

I had a change of plans and I bought this brand new bike with all the gear. It will be my home …

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Cycling Vietnam

In September 2010, I took a trip to Vietnam to do the Vietnam International Triathlon. But I didn’t just go to the …

Cycling Vietnam

In September 2010, I took a trip to Vietnam to do the Vietnam International Triathlon. But I didn’t just go to the …

Why do I want to do this?

A few years ago I went through “a rough patch” and I was wondering how I could be happy again, and what …

Welcome to Thirsty Cyclist

This is all about my journey around the world by bicycle…in aid of two charities, Wateraid and Streetchild of Sierra Leone. I …