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Going back to the start

Going back to the start

After 14 months and 12 days we arrived back to Ipanema Beach, the point we cycled off from at the start of our trip around South America.

20,000km the stats

20,000km the stats

We reached 20,000km just south of Salvador on the Brazilian coast. Idyllic sounding, it was actually the rainiest day of our cycle trip around South America so far, and we only stopped for a few minutes to celebrate.

10,000km: the stats so far

10,000km: the stats so far

In the blistering heat of the Sechura Desert we celebrated cycling 10,000km since we left Rio de Janeiro. In the process we have survived the traffic in Buenos Aires, cycled up the Andes in the snow and sweated it out in the Atacama Desert.

Up and over the Andes

Up and over the Andes

The idea was to cycle up and over the Andes in the spring. However, it’s still winter and we ended up snowed-in for several days waiting for the road to reopen.

Review of Essential Gear for Adventure Cycle Touring

Review of Essential Gear for Adventure Cycle Touring

We recently got a copy of Tom Allen’s new Essential Gear for Adventure Cycle Touring and thought it was such a great guide that we should share it with you.

Ipanema Turtles – get the book!

Ipanema Turtles – get the book!

Read about our South American adventure by bike in our new book, Ipanema Turtles. The eBook and paperback are both available from Amazon – check it out now!

Mountain biking in the Troodos Mountains

Mountain biking in the Troodos Mountains

For all the cycling we’ve done, neither of us had ever tried mountain biking. So last week, when we were in Cyprus for a last bit of summer sun, we decided to take a day off from relaxing and headed into the Troodos Mountains to give it a go.

A few days cycling around the Isle of Wight

A few days cycling around the Isle of Wight

We headed to the Isle of Wight for a few days cycling to enjoy some great sea views and a few good hills to test our legs.

Cycling London to Paris: the French part

Cycling London to Paris: the French part

Cycling from Le Havre to Paris we enjoyed perfect cycle lanes, quiet roads and fresh baguettes to fuel us on. We ended at the Eiffel Tower having enjoyed one of the nicest bike routes we’ve ever done.