Hi my name is Andrew. Welcome to my blog all about cycle touring and adventure. What better way to see the world than through your own pedal power! Maybe it’s not for everyone, however, if you want to improve your fitness and create your own adventure with minimal outlay it could be for you.
All you need is the enthusiasm a bike and you have the power to go where you want, without worrying how much it’s costing.
We all have the choice to be healthier, to get out and explore our surrounding. We all favor different ways of doing this mine just happens to be by bicycle.
Forget package holidays or only using your bike to get to work. Now its time to view the humble bicycle as an inexpensive way of getting around, not just your local area, but as a way to see the world, its remote places, or even some of its more interesting cities.
Cycling is one of the best ways to see the world it’s the perfect pace to take in as much of your surroundings as possible. You have the ability to travel with minimal impact, in some of the most picturesque places, natural and man-made. You get 100% connection with all around you, with no barriers to stop you smelling and seeing the new place you find yourself in. This is one reason this way of moving about is so unique.
In my blog I want to make the experiences available to everyone through regular posts and pictures. Any advice I can give, or knowledge I gain I want to share with you.
It can be intimidating starting out on your first cycling trip. This is true of any journey you undertake. The most important thing you can do is have the courage to take those first few steps. The rest will follow.
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
Cycling gives you an appreciation for the journey, in fact I would say it can be the most important part, even above reaching your final destination. You gain a different sense of satisfaction when you reach a new town or village by bike, than if you had jumped on a flight or taken the car.
I want to blog about previous trips and the planning involved, and also look forward to future trips and the planning required to undertake them. I want to include the preparation and up to date blogging from the road to help you feel like you are apart of the experience. If you are sitting at your desk while reading this maybe it will give you the motivation to make life the little bit more interesting
I hope you enjoy the pictures and updates as they come.