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Posts Tagged ‘Round the World’

Anna Kortschak

Posted July 9th, 2010

Anna Kortschak

Anna Kortschak is on an open-ended tour of the Americas that may yet turn into an open-ended tour of the world.

She has no fixed plan or time frame and she is in no hurry to get anywhere in particular. Over the past year she has ridden from Prudhoe Bay in Alaska to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

Anna goes to some lengths to avoid riding on highways and major roads and if there is a choice between a paved road and an unpaved road she will definitely choose the dirt.

Her love of bike touring began when she decided to leave a job in the UK.

“After a year and a half in London, it began to seem rather grey and so I left, alone, on my bicycle – travelling east. My final destination was Prague, in the Czech Republic, but I went by way of Germany, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania travelling three and a half thousand kilometres down the Danube, from its source in the Black Forest to where it enters the Black Sea.”

“I was absolutely hooked by the charms of travelling by bicycle and have spent a lot of my time since dreaming up different bike routes in various parts of the world and touring when I can.”

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Keith Hallagan

Posted June 30th, 2010

Keith Hallagan

Keith Hallagan is on the bike tour of a lifetime, which you can read about in his online journal. He didn’t discover bike touring until his 30s.

“Once on the saddle I was hooked and realised I had a lot of making up to do. So after finishing building my house – that i could at last truly call my own – having spent so much time, money and effort decorating it, I closed the door, sold it (or so I thought), quit my job and jumped on my saddle for an adventure of a lifetime through Eurasia – Europe, the middle East, Central Asia and the legendary Karakorum Highway on a journey of a lifetime that i’m in no rush to forget about,” says Keith.

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Emma & Justin

Posted June 5th, 2010

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Emma & Justin are two New Zealanders with bicycles and a tent, heading east from Santander in Spain towards Turkey, and eventually Russia or Central Asia through to South East Asia.

“After six years working in London, we were keen to travel for longer than a few weeks at a time and wanted to immerse ourselves in places that we visit. We’re not out to break any records but cycling seems to be about the right speed for us,” they say. You can read about their trip on their Rolling Tales website.

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Nicolai Bangsgaard

Posted June 2nd, 2010

Nicolai Bangsgaard

Nicolai Bangsgaard took this picture in Mali, on his way home to Denmark, via West Africa. He was on the final leg of a journey around the world by bicycle.

“To me, cycling around the world on a multi-year journey was about getting familiar with the unknown, about finding the exotic in the realm of familiarity, about learning to find comfort in spheres way beyond your comfort zones. About living cheap and feeling rich, about roughing it and enjoying moments of luxury (hot shower, tailwind, soft bed, female smiles, the foolish wonders of beer)…”

See Nicolai’s account of his trip on his World Travellers website.

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Sheri & Stéphane

Posted May 24th, 2010

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Sheri and Stéphane met in June, 1998 and were married 3 years later. They had always dreamed of travelling and in 2003 they set off for a 5 year bike tour around the world. Now back from their trip, they are settled in the United States and run CycloCamping.com – a website selling bicycle touring gear and camping equipment and offering helpful tips and a forum for bike tourists.

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