Eleanor cycled 10,000 miles around China, Taiwan, and into Tibet – mostly solo – in 2011. She then ‘took a rest’ by traveling with a backpack and hitch-hiking/local buses through Xinjiang and into Kazakhstan. What’s up next? Check her blog for the latest updates: 2wheels4girls.com
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Patrick & Rachel met in Nelson, New Zealand in 1993. Patrick, a Dutchman was cycling around the world. Rachel from USA was independently cycling NZ & Australia.
In 1994, they met up in Capetown South Africa & cycled to Nairobi, then onto Gibraltar cycling back to Holland. They settled in Boise, Idaho in 1995 and since then have quit their jobs twice to cycle tour. First in 1999 for 8 months in South America and then 2006-2007 cycling through Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Yunnan (China), Eastern Tibet and Lhasa to Katmandu, returning home from the Arctic Circle.
In the words of Jimmy Buffet, cycle touring allows you to ‘go fast enough to get there and slow enough to see’. There is nothing that compares to seeing a country by bike where you become part of the scenery rather than having it framed from a vehicle.
See their beautiful bike touring photos.
Meet Peter Gostelow. He took 3 years to get back to England (The Long Ride Home) from Japan on a bicycle but that 50,000km wasn’t quite enough. About a year later he headed out towards Africa on a 25,000km solo expedition to Cape Town. You can check out Peter’s writing and amazing photography at Peter Gostelow and read about his Africa adventure on The Big Africa Cycle.