Meka’s post for Toktogul to Osh

Hey hey hey Riding Round followers! As I began writing this it was my birthday and we were in my homecity – Osh. I’m 26 and to be exact I was born in Osh area, Uzgen region, Kurshab village. I haven’t been in South Kyrgyzstan for the last 15 years. After my birth my family…

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Toktogul to Osh

On the ride from Bishkek to Toktogul Meka’s knee had started to give her some pain as it wasn’t used to being subjected to the sort of exertions that cycle touring can lead to.  As this was the case we decided to stop in Toktogul for a day to let Meka’s knee rest.  There isn’t…

Meka’s post for Bishkek to Tortogul

Because of Mr. Riches who keeps making me write about this trip, here comes another post from me in this blog. As you might already know Mr. Riches speaks two and a half words in Russian and Kyrgyz all together, that’s why he is missing some of the things happening around him. I will write…

Bishkek to Toktogul: in at the deep end

I had originally planned to leave Bishkek on 2 June, this was curtailed by my falling sick almost as soon as I’d written a post saying I was planning on heading off.  Thankfully after spending the next day in bed instead of riding towards China I was ready to depart, better late than never.  Meka…

Leaving Bishkek

Having had the crank arm on my bicycle bent irreparably by a careless Kyrgyz driver (there are few other kinds) I was pleased to be able to get it and the whole crankset replaced with relatively little fuss by Velo Leader a bicycle shop in Bishkek.  Thankfully it wasn’t wildly expensive and cost about GBP…