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Ever wondered what Armenia looks like?

Laura and I recently cycled through the small but historic and proud nation of Armenia. Here's a little bit about the place and a few wintery snaps so you can see for yourself what it looks like... We entered from Georgia and followed the hotly disputed Azerbaian border. Large boulders on either side are painted with the colours of the respective countries' flags. It contained some of the most beautiful sce ...

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Photographs from Cycling Through Georgia in Winter

Here are our pictures from a few weeks spent riding through Georgia over Christmas and the New Year. Click an image to view full screen and browse properly (any problem, just go here) Highlights include: Santa Claus smoking a fag on his lunch break  Breaking the 4,000 mile barrier Man (Tim) vs Food (huge khacapouri pastry) Friendly Georgian host families (including the police man who picked us up and gave u ...

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Quit job, cycle to Asia – Latest video

You can watch our latest video here - a very short montage of clips from the ride so far from London to Istanbul. We've entered the film into a small competition run by the company that makes the software we use to compose the videos (it's called Magisto). The prize for winning is a video camera similar to the one we've already got so we've really just used the competition as an excuse to make another quick ...

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Autumn Photographs of Greece

      Below is a selection of Laura's photographs from our cycle ride across northern Greece, through Edessa, Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis... Autumn welcomed us in the Greek mountains. Deserted beaches with showers made for wonderful campsites. My (Tım's) brother Robın visited us in Thessaloniki. The city was filled with armed riot police ahead of a big military parade. Laura was excited ...

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Video of Cycling Across the Balkans

We've spent close to a month pedalling across the Balkans through Croatia, Montenegro and Albania, with brief forays into Bosnia & Herzegovina and Macedonia. It's been a blast and we were sad to leave. Here is a short video from our time there: (You can watch it on YouTube here) ...

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Albania Photos

Albania has probably been our favourite country so far. Lovely people, lovely scenery and very different from its neighbours and the rest of Europe. Below are a few photos from our cycle across the country. You can view the full set on Flickr.  Wheeling through a flooded dirt track Beautiful lake views in the mountains All manner of animals share the road with cars and bikes The petrol station owner put out ...

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Danny MacAskill’s Inspired Bicycles

This is an oldie but a goodie (it's had 30 million views on YouTube). From what I can tell, Danny MacAskill's since gone on to be quite a successful sponsored cyclist and made many more glitzier videos (see below) but it's this one that I always come back to. Inspired is the word. Danny MacAskill's Way Back Home Danny MacAskill's Industrial Revolutions ...

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How to Get to the North Pole – In Pictures

My book is called How to Get to the North Pole: and Other Iconic Adventures. It has seven chapters, each about a different iconic adventure, and each opening with a wonderful illustration by the talented Mr Jim Shannon and a few statistics such as the difficulty, cost and glory potential. The text is broken up with stories and anecdotes from the history of exploration. Whilst writing the book, I wrote to ov ...

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Easter Cycling Video

We took our GoPro video camera with us on the cycle trip over Easter. We'll be taking it around the world with us too. We won't be attempting to make a proper documentary about our cycle, just capturing some video to upload to the website for fun. Key to this is ease. The filming is already dead easy on the GoPro but editing videos can take ages and that's when sat at a computer at home. We'll be doing our ...

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An Adventure Every Day

I ran a campaign throughout 2010 encouraging people to undertake a new "Everyday Adventure" each month. Simple stuff like seeing how far you could get on your lunch break, trying a novel route to work or heading for whatever you could see on the horizon. The aim was to ram home the idea that you really don't need time, money or expertise to have an adventure. It was one of the best things I've done with thi ...

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Photos from Cycling the Length of England #2

 A few photographs from the second half of our recent cycle ride. This batch come from the stretch from Lancashire out to the east coast near Newcastle from where we followed Sustrans National Cycle Route 1 up to Edinburgh. We were testing out a system of uploading photos to Laura's Nexus tablet computer and uploading them automatically, something we hope to do as efficiently as possible on our cycle to Aus ...

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Climbing Mountains in Kyrgyzstan

I had never heard of Kyrgyzstan or the Tien Shan mountains when a friend suggested we go climbing there, nor had I worn crampons or ever left Europe before. The thought of setting off for these huge peaks was both exciting and very daunting. But set off I did, with Ben Davitt and Thom Allen, pictured here enjoying a British tea party on a glacier. Kyrgyzstan was a bit of a shock to my middle class world. I ...

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