Beautiful Idaho

Hills of Idaho

We scrutinise the map for backroads and spend several days on gravel and tracks. Much more fun than the main road. If it wasn’t for the rain. First we ride…

Vancouver Island Ride

500km from Victoria to Port Hardy It’s been a gentle re-introduction to the life of cycle-touring. A week has passed and so have 500km. Now we’re in the north of…

Biking the South Downs Way

I had no plans for the weekend, but the forecast was for sunny skies. That idyllic English summer day that occurs so rarely! So whatever I chose to do it…

Bike Review after 25,000km

I’ve just written a detailed review of how my Thorn Raven Tour (with Rohloff hub) held up during the 25,000km Take On Africa bike ride. Take On Africa – Bike…

What’s Next

The big question (when you arrive is Cape Town after 20 months cycling nearly 25,000km) is ‘What next?’ Well, here’s the answer…. http://helenstakeon.com/blog/whats-next/ As you can see, I’ve set up…

Photos of South Africa

Cape Town!! I made it. After 24,600km and 1000+ beers! It’s a great feeling! Anyway, here are some pics from the last bit of the trip from Namibia into South…