Keeping cool & Kalashnikovs

The shared camaraderie between tourers had been an integral part of cycling the Pamir highway, which, had been lost ever-since crossing the Chinese border. If there aren’t many foreign tourists there, then vaulting the border into Pakistan was definitely one hurdle too far. Nobody cycles here – not even the locals. In a country split … Continue reading Keeping cool & Kalashnikovs

Cycling into Shangri-La

If two bordering countries truly presented a cultural ying and yang, it would be China and Pakistan. One country forced us onto a bus to cross the border, the residents of the other cheered us over the line into the new land. Voicing all our thoughts at the back of the bus were a group … Continue reading Cycling into Shangri-La

The Big Trip Announcement…

So here it is! The 'big Bertha'! This is the proposed route from London to Sydney, tackling the highest accessible roads Eurasia (and the world) has to offer. Any chance of a westerly breeze...? It is becoming very real now that little red line has come into existence that I shall start following this trail … Continue reading The Big Trip Announcement…