Karoo and Baviaanskloof – Yet More Trails

Feb 05, 2016 No Comments by

Well, it seems that this journey is progressing faster than I can write about it. I had hoped to blog as I had on my first cycle ride through Africa. Writing, then, was the perfect distraction when I stopped frequently to rest my tired legs. But riding a motorbike doesn’t need such recovery time. So [...]

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Cederberg Wilderness Trails

Jan 28, 2016 No Comments by

The Cederberg Wilderness Area had been on my radar ever since I cycled to Cape Town five years ago. I missed out on it that time, in favour of taking the coastal route. Having had a wonderful six weeks previously exploring Namibia’s dirt and gravel tracks, my cycling legs could not muster the energy needed [...]

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In Search of Beer

Jan 14, 2016 1 Comment

It’s just over two weeks since we arrived in Cape Town, ready to begin our long ride home. We’ve covered some 1,400 kilometres and are now further away than when we set off. That’s because, after a little detour to the Cederberg Wilderness Area, we have ridden to Agulhas, the southernmost point on the African [...]

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Africa: Take 2

Dec 20, 2015 No Comments

That’s right – I’m going back. Returning to the place I left almost five years ago. Five years? Yep, that’s right; almost five years have passed since I arrived in Cape Town on my bicycle. This time, I’m returning without the bicycle. Instead, I’ve got my motorbike. And there’s two of us, not just one. [...]

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New Book – Old Emotions

Dec 02, 2015 3 Comments

I mentioned in my last blog post that I’ve returned to the UK for the wonderful November weather, and because me and Jimmy are shipping our bikes to Cape Town for another adventure. Well, our bikes have been shipped, and it’s now December – and the British weather is still wonderful… if you like wind [...]

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Homeward Bound

Nov 02, 2015 No Comments

Home. After a mad dash across Italy and France, I can finally stop and draw breath. The problem was that, as ever, there was not enough time. There never is. Every place we travelled through, we went slower, stayed longer than we had time for. And it still wasn’t slow enough or long enough. Such [...]

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The Road to Sarajevo

Oct 18, 2015 1 Comment

We are now in Sarajevo. That means we are not still in Motocamp in a little village called Idilevo in Bulgaria. And that means we fixed my bike. Well, mostly. The new parts arrived several days after having ordered them. That gave us time to do a little sight-seeing in nearby Veliko Tarnovo, the old [...]

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Winter is coming…

Oct 03, 2015 No Comments

Almost a year has passed since I made a start on writing a second book… I had returned from my winter cycle ride through Siberia in April and was struggling through the summer back at work. I had nothing to look forward to and nothing to focus on. For the first time in six years, [...]

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Bulgaria – The Good and The Not So Good

Sep 29, 2015 2 Comments

The Good To be honest, Bulgaria had a lot to live up to, having spent a fantastic three weeks in Romania. We had no idea what to expect when we crossed the Danube… (Now if you can’t be arsed to read the whole story, feel free to skip to the end for the photo slideshow…) [...]

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Romania – The Africa of Europe

Sep 28, 2015 1 Comment

And now for Part Two of the ride through Europe… Picking up where I left off the last blog post, we made a short ride through Hungary – from Budapest to Eger, up through the Bukk hills, then southeast through the Hortobagy National Park region: (Ride through Hungary photos on Flickr) Then into Romania, and [...]

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