Cycle Touring Nepal. Chapter 1: Nepal with no Hiking Boots!?

Nepal had been a country on my ‘Must Visit‘ list for as long as I can remember.¬†Though I had always assumed that the intent of my inevitable visit would be to tackle some form of long distance, high altitude trek or perhaps even make it to Everest Base Camp. It never occurred to me that … More Cycle Touring Nepal. Chapter 1: Nepal with no Hiking Boots!?

Cycle Touring India. Chapter 7: A 900 Kilometre Detour to the Architectual Symbol of Eternal Love

In recent posts I have made quite clear my passion for mountains and emphasised that this love was the inspiration and rationale for planning to cycle the Karakoram Highway, track the Himalayan foothills across north India and cycle into Nepal, home of the most eminent mountain range on the planet. I have also outlined my … More Cycle Touring India. Chapter 7: A 900 Kilometre Detour to the Architectual Symbol of Eternal Love

Cycle Touring India. Chapter 5: Half a Pint of Lager & A Ride to Rishikesh

By mid-November the daylight hours were diminishing, this meant that I would be setting the alarm before sunrise. We routinely roused in the early, dark hours, though to a morning lark such as yours truly, this meant that I had the pleasure of watching the colours change as the sun peeked over the horizon. We … More Cycle Touring India. Chapter 5: Half a Pint of Lager & A Ride to Rishikesh

Cycle Touring Central Asia: A Day in the Life of…

Jacob and I started our cycle tour from Osh, Kyrgyzstan on August 10th 2018. Cycling through Kyrgyzstan we were merely cycle touring amateurs and were finding our feet in the world of long distance cycle touring. Before we could adopt a routine we were crossing the border into China, both enduring a period of ill … More Cycle Touring Central Asia: A Day in the Life of…

Cycle Touring India. Chapter 4: Shimla

Shimla, the capital of the north Indian state Himachal Pradesh is situated atop a ridge at 2,276 metres above sea level. During the time of the British Raj, news of the somewhat “English weather” had spread, popularity increased as Officials and their families temporarily relocated to escape the stifling heat of the Indian plains during … More Cycle Touring India. Chapter 4: Shimla

Cycle Touring India. Chapter 3: The Ride to Shimla & A Woods Philosophy

Those who know me well are aware of my deep passion for mountains. Whilst perched high up in Shimla of the Himalayan foothills, the capital of the Himachal Pradesh state, I contemplated this notion as I sat gazing out at the distant, majestic, snow peaked summits of the Himalayan range proper. The seed of this … More Cycle Touring India. Chapter 3: The Ride to Shimla & A Woods Philosophy