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Posts Tagged ‘Britain’

Eric Malcolm

Posted April 6th, 2012

Eric Malcolm

Eric has cycled all over Spain, from north to south and east to west, as well as the Lands End to John O’Groats route in the UK.

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Sam & Francesca

Posted September 15th, 2011

Sam and Francesca

“We are Sam and Francesca, and we’re pedalling from London to China and beyond for a year or so. We are avid cyclists in London and have taken that ethos to the roads of the world. We have passed through 20 countries, ranging from chilly Europe to inferno Central Asia.”

See Sam & Francesca’s blog: www.odycycle.wordpress.com

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Jason Hill

Posted June 19th, 2011

Jason Hill

“I tried cycle touring for the first time after reading a book by Josie Dew. I’ve always been a keen cyclist but never as a mode of travel. That was until I went on that first weekend. Now I don’t wish to go anywhere by any other means but my bike. My trips have mainly been a couple day adventures around Devon and Cornwall but I have just got back from my first 2 week tour in France and am planning for more already. My kit hasn’t even dried properly!”

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Frank & Jon

Posted June 7th, 2011

Jon & Frank

Jon & Frank run the excellent Cycletourer website, which has all kinds of practical info for bike touring.

“We started cycle touring was way back in 1997, when Frank’s back condition (the result of an illness she had when she was16) prevented us from continuing to climb mountains. After several self-rescues, where my friends and I had to carry Frank off several mountains, we realized we had to find something that she could cope with that would still mean we could travel, be in the outdoors and enjoy wild places together,” says Jon.

“Although Frank still does sometimes have problems getting in and out of the tent the cycling doesn’t seem to hurt her back and if anything she seems better for it! You can also see that our love of the outdoors is the reason why we have been touring in mainly Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland as we obviously still hanker for the the remote areas and mountains.”

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John Oliver

Posted March 16th, 2011

John Oliver

This is John, from Edinburgh in Scotland.

“The photo is of a trip myself and my nephew Alan took over the Bealach Na Ba, the steepest continuous road in Britain, to Applecross. The photo shows the warning sign at the bottom of the hill at the east side.”

“I’d been cycling for a few years when I read books by Josie Dew and nick and Richard Crane and realised that this thing I enjoyed could be taken a step further and an adventure could be had. Since then I’ve been all over Britain solo and with others.”

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