Author: Paddy

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.

Sleepless back in London: three months on

Sleepless back in London: three months on

Three months after our cycle trip around South America we are back at work and have fitted back into normal life surprisingly easily. However, flashbacks from the road are a common thing, especially at night when trying to get to sleep in a comfy bed is now impossible, and we find ourselves missing our tent.

Mad dogs and Englishmen: Teresina to Sao Raimundo Nonato

Mad dogs and Englishmen: Teresina to Sao Raimundo Nonato

Our latest section took place in Piaui, the Brazilian equivalent of Nevada, with incredible heat, impressive rock formations and cacti.

The Brazilian diversion: Pacaraima to Bonfim

The Brazilian diversion: Pacaraima to Bonfim

After over eight months pedalling about in Spanish-speaking South America, we rode our bikes back into Brazil. As there is no road link between Venezuela and Guyana, we had little option but to do a detour south into the Savannah

Getting to grips with Venezuela: Cycling San Antonio to Valencia

Getting to grips with Venezuela: Cycling San Antonio to Valencia

Crossing into Venezuela, our tenth country, what lay ahead was an experience unlike any other we’ve had so far, as we reached the most northerly point of our South American bike ride.