Welcome to My Journey
In October 2010, I set out on the journey of a lifetime - to cross the Eurasian landmass alone by bike.
This was to be a journey of over 17,000km, that took a year and a week to complete.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far hath he removed our transgressions from us...
I've heard it, read it, believed it.
But just how far is that?
I decided to find out.
My route began in Hong Kong, where I had been living for a year, and it took me across the whole of China (stopping in the city of Xi'an for the winter), through Kyrkyzstan, Uzbekistan and Western Kazakhstan. From there I took a boat across the Caspian Sea to Baku in Azerbaijan and continued on through Georgia, Southern Russia, the Ukraine, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, a tiny sliver of Liechtenstein, the flatter bits of Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Holland where I caught a ferry to the UK and pedalled the last few miles back to my home in Norfolk.
You can read about some of the motivations behind this endeavour here.
I also took this opportunity to raise money for two causes with which I feel a strong connection. You can find out more about these here. So far we have raised in excess of £13,000 for both charities, and, if you are feeling generous, we are still collecting.
To those of you who followed me on this trip, thank you. If you didn't have that opportunity, you can read (in some detail) all about what happened in the articles below. I have done my best to upload accounts of my experiences, struggles and musings from the road. I've uploaded lots of photos and some video clips too.
So I hope you enjoy the site - there are still the last entries about the final weeks of the journey to come.
Thanks for visiting!
- Notes from the Road
- Press Articles & Clips
- Causes for your Support
- Voices in the East
- Distance Done
- Kit Inventory
- Maps of the Route
- Video Clips
- Join Me for the Ride!