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Monthly Archive for May, 2005

Route change?

We have just found out that our carefully and lovingly mapped out SE Asia route through Myanmar has one minor flaw: it is not possible! Or so we fear after reading various travelers comments on the web. However after much research we stumbled over a press release from the Myanmar government concerning the construction of [...]

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Jabs, jabs… and yet more jabs

We went to the British Airways travel clinic to find out what jabs we will need for the trip – it would probably have been easier for the nurse to tell us what jabs we won’t need! As well as turning us into human pincushions the jabs cost nearly as much as the GDP of [...]

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70 days to go and counting!

While we nervously contemplate our rapidly approaching departure and the preparations pick up pace, here are some lists to keep those dedicated followers of this diary entertained: What we won’t miss – Wet windy cloudy cold days – Big Brother and similar junk summer TV – The new Harry Potter book frenzy – Crowded buses, [...]

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Website officially launched!

Another ‘tick’ on our checklist! The site is live, which means we can finally start emailing friends, associates, colleagues and complete strangers to beg for donations and sponsorship!

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We meet Anne Mustoe

Today we met Anne Mustoe, the bestselling author of several cycling books on her trips around the world, who has kindly agreed to be the patron of our trip. When Anne first set off to cycle alone round the world, she was 54, overweight and unfit. She had not cycled for 30 years and she [...]

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The bikes are here!!!

We have collected the bikes on Monday from Futurecycles and christened them with a 50 mile ride back to Ealing! And despite being a little wobbly on them we somehow managed to make it back in one piece! Many thanks to Ian at Futurecycles whose help and advice have been invaluable. We haven’t had a [...]

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