Having worked for a couple of years in the Royal Geographical Society, steeped as it is with the rich heritage of great British exploration and frequented still by the modern world’s most exciting expeditioners; and spending so much of time reading and writing about adventurous people and their achievements, it’s easy to become blase about the fantastic things I am exposed to through this lucky position.
Here are three articles that world-beating cyclists that have recently written for my website. For me!
Current holder of the World Record for a circumnavigation by bicycle. I met James at a gathering of adventurous sorts and it quickly became apparent that we had a shared belief in simple, easy, pure and attainable expeditions.
Julian is waiting to hear from Guinness as to whether he’s beaten James’ record. He wrote beautifully on his journey but finished with some harsh words against Mark Beaumont (who set the record a couple of years back) amongst other things. I wanted to draw some attention back to the positives in his writing.
With a conspicuous lack of Guinness entries to his name, few would dispute Al’s claim to have “cycled around the world” in the truest of senses. I read Al’s blog regularly but also enjoyed the more creative writing style from his books so asked if he’d do something similar in a guest post for me.