Stories from the Road

Wo-man’s Best Friend

Contributors: Iris Joschko and Zuri Cycling round a beautiful country full of rolling hills, shimmering lochs, dramatic mountain ranges and breath-taking views all with your best friend – my dog Zuri. The most beautiful way to travel and truly embrace a country and its unique people. As travelling companions, Zuri and I could not be …

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Homemade Heroes

Contributor: Marcus Macdonald Lying prone on a sack of maize, hitchhiking in the back of a truck in Mozambique, I decided that I needed a new way of travelling. In Malawi, I bought a second-hand bicycle for seventy-five US dollars and a pair of Royal Mail panniers. For better or worse, when I was in …

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Mostly Heaven on Earth

Contributor: Mick Elmore I gave Hell a miss. Heading south to Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Dexter-Pinckney Road, I saw a sign that it was only about 30 kilometers out of the way. I stopped and thought about it. I had detoured further on the trip, including 45 kilometers from Appleton to Green Bay in Wisconsin …

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Some of My Crazy Favorite Moments on a Cycling Trip from Belgium to Swiss

When I tell people about my bicycle travels, I often see them wondering, “Why would you do such a thing?” For me, an important reason is the countless little adventures you bump into on the road. Here is an account of my favorite crazy moments from a 10-day solo cycling trip through France in 2017. …

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