Monthly Archives: October 2011

Some sound advice…

I recently received an email from Tim Moss, a freelance expedition organiser who (amongst other things) has led trips to all seven continents, made first and first-British ascents of several mountains in various parts of the globe and generally undertaken … Continue reading

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More media coverage…

Cycling South America has received its latest bit of (admittedly modest) media coverage – find a short report on the University of Sheffield’s Journalism Department website, where I was a postgraduate student a couple of years ago. It’s an excellent … Continue reading

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And the first sponsor is…

…Specialized Water Bottles! They’ve sent me a couple of samples from their Purist range direct from California. This means they have the honour of being the first entry on the Cycling South America Hall of Fame and – perhaps more … Continue reading

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“Why not Bolivia?”

Another question I’ve been asked several times is why I’m sticking to the coastline so religiously when there’s so much to see in South America’s massive  interior. It’s a fair point; I’ll be missing out on the delights of the … Continue reading

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The Motorcycle Diaries

As part of my homework for this trip I’ve been keeping an eye out for anything and everything connected with South America that might have some relevance, whether that be practical advice from other long-distance cyclists or by reading or … Continue reading

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“So is the ride for charity?”

This is by far the most common question I’ve been asked since I started up Cycling South America. And it’s a very reasonable one, too; raising money for a good cause is a laudable component of many a challenge and … Continue reading

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Cycling South America hits the media!

Well, page 3 of today’s Yorkshire Evening Post anyway; you can see an online version here if you’re not fortunate enough to live in Leeds. And there’s been media interest from other publications too, so hopefully more articles will appear … Continue reading

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