In January 2018 Eleanor and Lizzy set off to cycle over 10,000km from London to China. Find out about their preparation, practice and experiences on the road here.
Lizzy has been working as an outdoor instructor and expedition leader for four years. Not really a cyclist but a keen expeditioner she has travelled to Peru, Norway, India, Egypt and Thailand to name a few. She is looking forward to the speed the horizons change on a bike.
Eleanor, has travelled around the world for both work and play. Learning camp craft though Girl Guiding and getting the travelling bug well and truly on a British Exploring trip to Svalbard. She is taking a break from work and looking forward to life on the bike.
So it turns out Tajikistan was not a compatible country for me in 2018, and that’s not just considering the difficult cycling: altitude, mountains and poor road conditions present not only physical challenges but mental ones, producing tears on multiple occasions. The first incident was my crossing into Tajikistan, detailed in my last post, so … Continue reading To start the Bartang valley
I left Sary-Tash in the afternoon, attempting to reach a homestay in no-man’s land between the Kyrgyz-Tajik boarder stations, about 70km from Sary-Tash and almost 1000m higher. There was a strong side wind so I plugged in to an upbeat rock playlist and pedalled onwards. The view was beautiful but the experience slightly marred by … Continue reading Over 4000 (metres)
As I pedal up pass number one out of two on my 3rd day out of Osh, I wonder if I’m struggling so much because 1: I can’t do hills, 2: it’s really steep or 3: I’m still recovering from whatever it was that caused my system to violently empty itself 2 nights ago. It’s … Continue reading Getting high
So I know you’ve been waiting anxiously for the next instalment in our travel saga; sorry I’m so terrible at keeping the blog up to date! I left you in northern Kazakhstan and many adventures and events have occurred since, but the major development (if you haven’t already heard) is that Lizzy decided to return … Continue reading Life after Lizzy