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About keithruffles

I'm planning to take on the ultimate challenge - to cycle around the entire continent of South America!

The dream on hold…

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

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The Bill Wallace Grant

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

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The Outdoor Academy of Scandinavia

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

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The Peter Kirk European Scholarship

(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

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24 hours in Transnistria – a summary

(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

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2012 – an update…

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

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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