Alastair Humphreys - Round the World by Bike

January 13, 2015

“Days are long on the road. Pack up and pedal into the dawn. Ride until sunset. It’s easy to kill time but you can kill distance only by riding…Days end. A different sunset, a different resting point, a different perspective. A little less road waits for you tomorrow. A little more road lies behind you. Choose your road. Ride it well.” (Moods of Future Joys)   //   Alone, relying on the kindness of strangers, Alastair Humphreys left his home in the Yorkshire Dales to cycle round the world, raising funds for Hope and Homes for children. It took him 4 year and during that time he crossed 60 countries, passing through an unbelievable variety of climates from the heat of Sudan to a Siberian winter. His story is split into two books, ‘Moods of Future Joys’ and ‘Thunder and Sunshine’...


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Diaries from the Saddle // 'Why I Ride'

August 23, 2013

The first G!RO blog…we have been putting together a selection of amazing contributors from all walks of life for our G!RO blogs, and are very excited to see what comes from them. I did however feel it fitting to kick the G!RO blog off myself; Leading from the front so to speak. Well, here we go…I hope you enjoy.... //  With the opening of G!RO just around the corner, my wife and I decided to take a quick break down to the warmth and rest of Portugal…There was however one requisite to the holiday…My bike was making the journey with us. A decision I have not regretted in the slightest. Feeling so inspired by the riding out here, I felt it necessary to share the experiences with you.

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