One Year Ago

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Keith and Dale: Red Lion, Bridge 14th June 2020 after an anniversay ride with Glen from Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the Chislet crew.
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Keith at the Atlantic Ocean at Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Keith meets the Atlantic Ocean at Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Some Reflections

It hardly seems possible that it was a year ago today when the team set off for the cycle ride to Kraków and onward to Shanghai and then Japan (and the USA for Keith).


Well it’s a year so since we set off on are little ride time for a bit of reflection. We have to mention CONVID 19, so much has changed since the out break, with even more since the outbreak of the race protest and the continuing refugee situation in our little corner of the world. Not going into to much detail, but let’s take all the positives from these recent and ongoing developments.

Our ride would not have been possible without the help and guidance from humans of all different creeds, colour and ethnic origins. If I can take one thing from the ride, it is that 99% of humans are decent people, we just need a reality check once in a while. The trip certainly changed my perspective smile; be happy, help others and “Nothing can go wrong”.

Stay safe, help others and look forward to the next big ride.

P. S This work malarkey will never catch on. I was born to tour.

Dale


It has been a year since we set off on our adventure of a lifetime. Since being back I don’t think there’s been many days I’ve not looked back on the trip as a whole or specific times during the journey.

The most memorable part being our time in the ‘stans, and the people we met there. I learnt a lot during the trip and although Its not the first time I have travelled, I feel like it gave me a much more authentic experience. And since being back I feel very fortunate for my life and the way that we live here. Appreciate and enjoy the little things!

Linford


Some Favourite Photos

Dale with well-deserved beer and a proper hat
Dale with well-deserved beer and a proper hat
At the Great Wall of China. Keith
At the Great Wall of China. Keith
They have Camel Crossings in Kazakhstan!
They have Camel Crossings in Kazakhstan!

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Settling down for the night
Settling down for the night

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A traditional Yurt of the horse herders
A traditional Yurt of the horse herders
Looking back on the hairpins up to the Taldyk Pass
Looking back on the hairpins up to the Taldyk Pass
Dale, Linford and Keith at the Taldyk Pass (3615m)
Dale, Linford and Keith at the Taldyk Pass (3615m)
Linford and Keith: beers after a long day
Linford and Keith: beers after a long day
Dale and LInford taking an ice-cream break
Dale and LInford taking an ice-cream break

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Tour Summaries

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The final round-the-world route

Links to the Stages

The blogs have now been re-arranged so that each stage of the ride can be accessed easily. Each stage includes the orginal blog entries, photos and maps.

 

Just go to the Home Page for all the links.

Links to all the Original Blogs and Maps

If you want to catch up with all the original blog entries then here is a handy table of links:

Table of links to all Original Blogs and Maps.

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