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eBook Giveaway: Bombay To Beijing By Bicycle

Posted October 23rd, 2012

Win A Copy!

Scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter the Bombay To Beijing By Bicycle eBook giveaway…

Bombay To Beijing By BicycleIn 2001, Russell McGilton flew to Bombay, pointed his bike towards China and started pedalling.

He was diagnosed with malaria just two weeks into the trip. That was followed by a host of other ‘adventures’:

I would be chased by packs of rabid dogs in the dark of night over a mountain pass in Rajasthan, be incapacitated again from reoccurring malarial fevers, every day have inches shaved off my life from overloaded trucks with holy images of an afterlife, be charged by rhinos in a Nepali national park, have a stack with a yak, dodge atomic test sites, split with the girlfriend and have the untimely luck of getting caught in Pakistan during September 11th.

Just your routine bicycle tour then…

We chuckled our way through Bombay To Beijing By Bicycle and would definitely recommend it to other armchair bike tourists.

Want a free copy?

We have 10 copies of the Bombay To Beijing By Bicycle eBook to give away. There are two ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment below and recommend another book that tells a bike touring story, which you’ve read and loved.
2. Go to Twitter and retweet this message: Win a copy of Bombay To Beijing By Bicycle from @travellingtwo and @momentumbooks http://travellingtwo.com/13130
We’ll announce the winners on Tuesday, October 30th.

PS: If you’re based in Australia, then keep your eyes out for Russell’s one man show about his bicycle adventures. It’s on the program of the upcoming Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Russell on his way to Beijing

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Contest Winners! The books are going to…

Posted June 29th, 2012

How To Get To The North PoleIt’s time to announce the winners of our latest contest!

We have two copies of How To Get To The North Pole … and other iconic adventures to give away. It’s a newly released book, which includes a chapter on how to cycle around the world.

And the free books are going to….

1. This poetic description of what a bike trip around the world should be.

Winner From Website

2. Twitter user@joberry for Tweeting about the contest.

Congrats to both winners.

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Book Review & Contest: How To Get To The North Pole (And Bike Around The World)

Posted June 26th, 2012

How To Get To The North Pole How do you cycle around the world? Here’s one view.

Just go. Any bike, any tent, anywhere. It’s true, the toughest step is always the first one! – Matt Bridgestock

That quote kicks off 24-pages of solid advice on cycling around the world. It’s one of 7 chapters in a new book for future explorers: How To Get To The North Pole … and other iconic adventures.

Author Tim Moss does a fine job of laying out the basics of cycling around the world, complete with statistics, anecdotes and inspiring quotes.

Essential questions such as Where do you sleep? and What do you drink? are all answered in a straight-to-the-point style. There’s an overview of the gear required, along with common challenges such as saddle sores, steep hills and accidents.

We particularly liked Tim’s summary of the first steps towards a round-the-world trip:

1. Get a bike, any bike, and start riding it everywhere you can.

2.Test yourself and see how far you can ride in a day. Aim high. You can always catch a train back.

3. Plan a trip. Fly overseas or start from your front door. Do it in a weekend or take a month off work. The details don’t matter, just give yourself a taste of life on the road.

4. If you are left hungry for more then you can start planning the big one. Work out a route you would like to follow, start accumulating the gear, apply for some visas if you want and set a date.

It really doesn’t need to be more complicated than that.

True planners will, of course, want more detail (such as what’s available in our Bike Touring Survival Guide and the Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook) but this book has the basics down pat. We found it a fun and inspiring look at biking around the world.

Want to win a copy?

We have two copies to give away. There are two ways to enter:

1. Leave a comment and tell us what your ideal cycling route around the world would be.

2. Get onto Twitter and re-tweet this message:

Win a copy of How To Get To The North Pole (a book by @nextchallenge) from @travellingtwo http://travellingtwo.com/12569

You can enter until midnight (Central European Time) on Thursday, June 28th. Winners will be announced on Friday, June 29th.

Good luck!

 

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Congrats To The Powerfilm Solar Panel Winner!

Posted April 30th, 2012

Last week we announced a contest to win a Powerfilm Solar Panel and now we have a winner!

The lucky person (selected by random drawing from nearly 200 entries) is… Alex Morrison!

Alex Morrison's comment

Alex is heading off on a bike tour of Europe this summer, so we’re sure he’ll put the solar panel to good use.

You can read about Alex’s planned adventures on his website: Geordie On A Bike.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and keep watching for our next contest :)

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Contest: Win A Powerfilm Solar Panel!

Posted April 24th, 2012

Powerfilm PanelA few days ago, we reviewed the Powerfilm Solar Panel. Now we’d like to give you a chance to try it for yourself.

Since we don’t really need a solar panel (we have our dynamo hubs), we’re giving away the the solar panel that we tried for the review.

It’s been very lightly used and should help some lucky cyclist to keep their small gadgets charged up on tour.

Just leave a comment and tell us why you’d like to win. It’s that simple!

You have the rest of the week to enter. We’ll announce the winner on Monday, April 30th.

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