5 Of The Best World Cycling Videos, And An Interview With The Curator

Blanche, the Dutch founder of the World Cycle Videos group on the video sharing website Vimeo, contacted me to see if I’d showcase some of the group’s videos. I was skeptical. Cycle touring videos tend to appeal to the enthusiast, and vary wildly in quality. Most are quite boring (including…

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Film Blog: “So When Can We See It?”

The answer, I’m afraid, is “not quite yet”! I owe you a better explanation, though. Previous videos I’ve made have been quite simple – go adventuring, collect the footage, edit, edit some more, and upload to Vimeo. That’s how the Lapland, Mongolia and recent micro-adventure videos worked. Janapar is a…

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Film Blog: Janapar’s First Private Screening

Late on Saturday afternoon, James and I walked gingerly onstage in the Royal Geographical Society’s Ondaatje Theatre. Around 200 people sat in the audience – a handful of family, friends, fellow adventurers and cyclists, and a large proportion of the delegates from the RGS’ “Explore” annual seminar. I thanked those…

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Is This What They Mean By Writer’s Block?

I’m ashamed to say that I’m supposed to be writing my book right now. Or rather, editing it and rewriting as necessary. Having found the perfect location to work on the project, and having spent the last two days reading through the 87,000 words I put to rest back in…

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Why Am I Not A Superstar DJ?

I’m going to let you in on a little nugget of personal history. About ten years ago, I was on track to becoming a superstar DJ. At this point you may rightly be wondering what relevance this could possibly have to my adventure-cycling blog. (Some of you might also be…

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