Our route so far…

For those of you wondering where we’ve been for the last 2 and a half years: Also, postcard maps of our route can be found in the our route section of our website. We’ve also added a couple of new pages including our favourite photos (more coming soon) and videos. Advertisements

Goodbye Central Asia

A video of our final few days of cycling in Central Asia, starting in Osh, Kyrgyzstan at an altitude of 1000m, climbing a series of mountain passes up to 3,800m before reaching the Chinese border (which turned out to be closed for the weekend).

Held up at the border

We arrived nice and early on Saturday morning to cross the border into China…only to be told ‘come back in 2 days’ (it turns out this border is closed at weekends) So we made ourselves at home in one of the containers and settled in for 48 hours of eating, sleeping, playing cards and learning…

Retracing our pedals

After over a week in Osh for Mark and a fleeting visit home for Jules to visit new niece, Isla, we journeyed back to Sary-Tash, in order to cross into China. The 4000m descent that we enjoyed over 2 days on the way to Osh was rather a daunting prospect for the return journey, especially…

Downhill from the Pamirs

We thought this was the top… …it was not. The 4000m descent over two days was pretty good though. And the views weren’t bad either.

Cutting it fine

With a slightly later start than planned, a few setbacks along the way, not feeling 100% and some unexpected rough sections of road, we didn’t have much time to get to the border before our visas expired. We still found time to stop to cook up some eggy bread for lunch though. Made it with…

100km on 2.5 biscuits and a cup of tea

I wasn’t feeling particularly well, and would have quite liked to stay in bed all day, please, but time was ticking on our Tajik visa, so I crawled out of bed onto my bike and somehow cycled the 100km from Alichur to Murghab on two and a half biscuits and a cup of tea. Luckily…

Wheel building in Tajikistan

After ten years and over 15,000km of cycling on not always the smoothest roads my rear wheel finally gave up when the rim broke on the way from Dushanbe to Khorog. The spokes had pulled through the rim in a few places, throwing the wheel completely out of true, with no hope of fixing it…