Final Kit List

Most kit lists I see are either made at the beginning of the trip or seem to be what someone would carry ideally.  This list is what was in my bags when I got home as I forgot to make a list before I left.  There are some stupid things in there. For instance a…

A brief guide to cycle touring in Japan

Having had a really fantastic time cycling round Japan I thought I’d share some of what I learnt.  If you want me to expand on anything or disagree or want to add something then just drop me an email at adamsriches@gmail.com or put it in the comments section. Costs Roads and Drivers Internet Accommodation Police Food…

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A brief guide to cycle touring in India

Having cycled around 3000km in India I thought I would write a brief guide in order to get down what I learnt.  This is of course in no way exhaustive as one thing I learnt was that there are a lot of different areas to India and one can deliver a completely different riding experience…

Indian road rules

As I am riding in India I decided to try and find a copy of India’s road rules. This was harder than you’d think, especially as the majority of people didn’t think they even existed… But after a hard search here they are: 1) You are always right. So never ever give way, except to…

Brief guide to cycle touring in Central Asia (in winter)

Having cycled pretty much from one side of Central Asia to the other I thought I would write a post with some hopefully useful and possibly interesting information on the region.  The areas within the area I have experience of include Western Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, South Central Kazakhstan and far northern Kyrgyzstan. Sections: Sights Roads Drivers…

Beyneu guide

I arrived in Beyneu about five days earlier than I had expected having decided to accept a lift from someone across the desert.  This turned out to be a stroke of luck as if I had only had the one rest day here that I had planned I would only have been able to do…