Personal Updates

What Happened When I Tried To Organise A Bike Ride In Yerevan

Hello dear readers. I’m in a particularly frustrated mood this evening. I’ve had a great day climbing one of Yerevan’s nearby mountains, trudging through snow all day and having a lovely  picnic on the summit. When I returned home, I read a particularly aggravating email, and so I wanted to share the situation with you, for little reason other than to get it off my chest and to give you an idea of what I get up to while I’m hanging around in Armenia for the winter.

Personal Updates

Now And Next For A Long-Term Bicycle Adventurer

Recently I’ve been sharing what I’ve learnt over the last couple of years of adventuring. As a result, the blog’s readership has never been higher, and it’s great to know that people are finding it useful and entertaining — it motivates me to keep writing.

But if you’ve been a reader for a while, you might be wondering what exactly I’m up to right now, what my plans are for the future, and where the blog is heading. That’s what this post is about.


An Original Idea For Your Christmas List

It’s not long until the festive season, with all the left-over turkey, expanding waist-lines, New Year’s Day river and lake swims, and endless lists of resolutions to look forward to.

So I’ve just published a photography calendar for 2010. (Last year I didn’t manage this until February, so this year I’m getting organised early!)

I’ve done this primarily so I can send my distant family something personalised and practical for Christmas! But it’s also (hopefully) going to be one of many ways in which I’m scraping together a few pennies for next year’s bicycle expedition across Central Asia and into China and the Far East.

The full-colour glossy A3 calendar features 12 of the most popular photos on my Flickr page. They were taken during the last year of bicycle touring in the Middle East and North Africa. I hope that the calendar will serve as good inspiration for your next trip, as well as helping you to keep your life organised!

You can have the calendar delivered to addresses in Europe, the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong or South Africa.

Preview the whole calendar on RedBubble, and, if you like it, why not order a copy or two to give away as Christmas presents?