Monthly Archives: September 2011

Bicycle Maintenance

One of the most important – nay decisive – factors that will render the trip around South America either a huge success or a spectacular failure will be bicycle maintenance. Having the confidence and ability to confront a wide range … Continue reading

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Cycling South America booklets have arrived!

The day has finally arrived – the¬†Cycling South America booklets are now ready! The booklet describes the journey in detail, from motivation to preparation and from the journey itself to the gear I’ll need. There’s also the obligatory page asking … Continue reading

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South America on television

Tonight sees the start of a three-part BBC series on contemporary South America, fronted by Jonathan Dimbleby. It’ll take in some of the places I’ll be visiting during next year’s cycle and might make for useful watching for anyone else … Continue reading

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Cycling South America’s fanbook page

Cycling South America now has more than 25 likes on Facebook! Which means it now has a nice web address and not one that ends in a long string of random letters and numbers. Thank you everyone!

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Advice from the top

I got a very swift response to my request for hints and tips from Dave Wilson of South America Cycle fame, who very kindly pointed me in the direction of Alastair Humphreys. Alastair is an adventurer and motivational speaker with … Continue reading

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Contacting those that have gone before…

If you have a look at the links section you’ll see some fascinating accounts of long-distance journeys by bike in South America and elsewhere. I’ve contacted the authors behind a few of these to see if they would be interested … Continue reading

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Like me on Facebook!

Cycling South America now has its own Facebook page, where you can ‘like’ it, view updates and let other people know about the trip! You can either visit it here or by clicking on the link on the right hand … Continue reading

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