This Is The First Day of My Life

With only a few minutes now until my plane home leaves, this really is the end of the trip. Once I get onto the plane and land back in London, there'll be no more delusions that this trip hasn't finished. But that's ok, because I know there'll be more- more cycling, more people, more... syrup. It's been ...

Site Updates….

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Apart from leading a life of leisure while in Singapore, I have also spent my time updating my website (skills far beyond that of poor Woodsy). This has been the last chance to update my website substantially for a while. In two days we're off - flying to Australia to cycle down the East Coast ...

The Eagle Has Landed!

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Today Jack arrives in Singapore, ready to join me on my trip around the World. After a brief stopover in Singapore, our first destination will be Australia, where we will cycle from Cairns down to Sydney. In celebration of his arrival, I'm pleased to announce the publishing of The Eagle Diaries. Written by Jack during the first ...

The World’s Local Bank….?

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HSBC, whatever shall I do with thee..... I've been fortunate enough over the last 6 months of my journey to have had very few problems or issues, least of all when it comes to money. It's been a fairly straightforward process of using local cash machines, but more recently I've realised that as soon as things ...

Singapore Sling

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And so once again I’m off! This time briefly back in the wonderfully hot and humid Singapore! It’s great to be back here again, to see Sam and Orlando, and of course show him a thing or two about what’s what.The past few days so far have been filled with wholly un-bikey things; from sailing, to ...

The Next Leg: Down Under

Given recent events, I have decided to postpone my upcoming trip to Japan, and instead decided to first fly to Australia. It's not a change in plans that I was expecting, nor one that I particularly wanted to make. But with things being what they are, it seemed only right to not flaunt through ...

The Next Leg…

British Red Cross - Providing Emergency Response

A few weeks on from crossing India, there are two things which have happened... Firstly, and most importantly, the recent disaster in Japan has given cause to rethink the next leg of my trip for the time being. I'm determined to reach Japan eventually, but to visit a country which has recently experienced such a disaster ...

Santa Wears Cycling Shorts

Life on the road means the necessity for very few things. But should anyone insist on getting me anything, there are always a few things that could be useful.....: - 1x Pletscher Multi Zoom Rear Kickstand (As per here: http://www.bikester.co.uk/bicycle-equipment/bicycle-stands/kickstands/225257.html) - 1x Brushed Stainless 27oz Kleen Kanteen with Poly Sports Cap (as per here: http://www.littleacornstomightyoaks.co.uk/Klean%20Kanteen%2027oz.php) - 1x Black Ortlieb 22L ...

Around The World With Luca

One of the things I love above all is meeting similar bike minded people on the road. I can think of no better an example than Phil and Linda, doing everything we're doing only taking along their 2 year old son. Makes what we're doing seem rather basic, but makes me also hopeful that one ...

Arrival in Kempten, Germany

Cliff's asked me to put a message that the team has arrived in Kempten, Germany after a hard slog through mountainous terrain and travelling through the night. You can track the progress here. He doesn't have easy access to webmail but his Blackberry should be well charged if you want to send messages. They'll be taking a ...