Cycling South AmericaHello and welcome to my blog! It will document my attempt to cycle the entire South American continent, from raising awareness and fundraising to the actual journey itself.
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It’s been a little while since I posted on here. Since the euphoria of being awarded the Bill Wallace Grant died down I’ve been busy settling into a routine of firing proposals to various companies, sending out press releases, promoting … Continue reading
Cycling South America has recently received a massive boost in the form of the prestigious Bill Wallace Grant, an annual award made by the John Muir Trust. The purpose of the award is “to give people the opportunity to seek … Continue reading
I’ve recently returned from a trip to the Swedish province of Jämtland as part of the Outdoor Academy of Scandinavia, a five-day course run by the Scandinavian Outdoor Group. Although I attended as a freelance writer the tour is primarily geared … Continue reading
(This is another cross-post from Dystopia) I’m extremely pleased and excited to have been awarded a Peter Kirk European Travel Scholarship. The scholarships – which were set up to commemorate the work of the late Sir Peter Kirk MP – … Continue reading
(This is a cross-post from Dystopia, my other blog) I’ve recently returned from a brief trip to Transnistria, the result of a competition run by Wanderlust magazine I won back in the Summer. It’s probably fair to say that a … Continue reading
Well it’s finally 2012, which means it’s the year of the London Olympics, the queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations, and – if the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar is to be believed – the, er, end of the world. Assuming the year … Continue reading