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

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…

A slight setback

Jules got hit by a car on her way back from the bazaar, so we decided to wait another day in Dushanbe. It was well worth it for the delicious lasagne that Neil and Jude cooked up the next evening.

Back on track

After a slight detour across Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, we eventually made it to Tajikistan, crossing the most laid back borders of all, only a day after our visas started. We headed to Dushanbe, cycling over the impressive Anzob pass (in order to avoid the so-called ‘tunnel of death’) with Matt, Mark and Romain. This added…