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Posts Tagged ‘Couples’

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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Brian & Annie

Posted August 27th, 2011

Brian & Annie

Brian & Annie are a couple of late 50s cycle tourists, with some modest trips so far but ambitious plans once they both retire. Stay tuned!

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Jaime & Nigel

Posted August 9th, 2011

Jaime & Nigel

“We are a Canadian/Australian couple from Perth, Western Australia. It’s been a dream of mine (Jaime) to cycle across Canada for about 5 years, inspired by a friend of mine who cycled from Montreal to Vancouver. I mentioned it to Nigel while on a bike ride a year ago and surprisingly he was keen!”

“We decided that we would use our ride to raise funds and awareness for old-growth conservation in British Columbia, an issue that we both hold dear. We started out on our trip May 1st, and are currently midway through our journey and have cycled over 5000km on a round-about route to Southern Ontario. We expect to finish this trip at the end of October on Vancouver Island, but hope to do more adventures in the future! Possibly for other conservation concerns?”

“We’ve loved travelling Canada by bike as it is a fantastic way to see the backcountry and the wildlife, and also to meet so many great people. We are blogging our journey at www.tilthelasttree.com

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Julie & Ken Stammers

Posted July 31st, 2011

Julie Stammers

“We have just completed our first cycle tour of 6684 kilometres; we started out on April 2, 2011 and got home on July 19, 2011. We travelled from our home in Malaga in the south of Spain up through France, up to the UK and to Nottingham where our families live.”

“We spent a week with friends and family and then set off back via Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, across to the south of France taking in a few alpine passes and Mont Ventoux as we went, eventually arriving back in Spain and back home to Malaga. The trip was a fantastic experience, from which we learned a lot – things we would do again and things we wouldn’t. I hope to undertake something similar in the not too distant future – just not sure where or when yet.”

You can read all about Julie’s Malaga to Nottingham bike tour, including a journal, facts and figures, highlights and observations.

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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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