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Beijing Bound: The final stretch

I’ve arrived in Beijing. Hard to believe I’ve cycled from Dublin all the way to the far side of China. I won’t delve into that right now but will cover the final 1000km from Jingbian to Beijing where I passed … Continue reading

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Nearly There….

I expected to just have one more post on the route to Beijing, but an unplanned day off has given me time to write about the latest 600km. After seven days trying to get our visas extended, James and I … Continue reading

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Off the bike in Istanbul – an interesting few days

Istanbul has been a long break from the bike. Probably too long at two full weeks when I eventually leave, but a break from cycling was needed, trip admin needed to be done, rugby was to be watched and Paddy’s … Continue reading

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Bulgaria into Turkey

After the excitement of arriving in Istanbul last weekend I forgot to post on the route from Bulgaria to Turkey, so without further delay, grab a cup of tea as this is a long one! After the dogs of Romania … Continue reading

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7 Days to go….

On the 5th of January, at 8:45am, I’m setting sail. That’s 7 days from now. One Week until I start on a 16,000km cycling journey. Alone. Jaysus. Admittedly, I’ve been a bit lethargic about the cycle lately. Part of me … Continue reading

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Waterproof shoes you say?

I’m a bit worried about this whole cycling through Europe in the depth of Winter thing. In particular, I’m concerned about keeping my feet warm and dry. I have waterproof SealSkinz socks and overshoes, but persistent rain will get through … Continue reading

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Cycling in Iran

Pretty much every time I tell someone of my plans to cycle to Beijing, the first thing they say after “Are you mental?” and I tell them the route, they say “Is Iran not, eh….seriously dodgy?!!!” To be honest, I … Continue reading

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