Links

Here are a collection of links that I have found useful or interesting relating to my trip:

Cycle Touring

www.tomsbiketrip.com – lots of information and inspiration for setting off on a cycle tour

Bicycle touring checklist – very comprehensive list of items you might need for bicycle touring.

www.sheldonbrown.com – incredible resource for everything cycling – excellent information on maintenance and bicycle setup.

www.travellingtwo.com – lots of advice on various aspects of cycle touring, including specifics on different regions and or countries.

www.crazyguyonabike.com – a site that hosts touring journals and has lots of other information about cycle touring

About bicycle touring issues – some help selecting a bike

Travel advice

www.caravanistan.com – Essential travel information for central Asia – from Visas, ferry crossings, borders to bicycle shops it seems to have everything you could possibly need.

www.caravanistan.com/visas

http://caravanistan.com/transport/cycling/shops-bike-repair/

Lonely Planet ThorntreeThe Lonely Planet Thorn Tree is a good forum site that often has lots of useful information when travelling across the world.

Other cycle tourists I’ve met

www.rubyrideon.com – I rode with Rubina through some of Turkey and all of Georgia and Azerbaijan; this is her blog.
www.helenstakeon.com – I met Helen in Aktau – she has made some incredible tours and is planning an even more astounding one through Siberia – in winter.
www.longwaytopedal.com – I went to university with B and only discovered she was making a similar trip to me with her husband once I had started.
www.thesolocyclist.com – I met Zac in Osh, he is going roughly the same direction as me but is planning on finishing up in Sydney.
http://dublin2beijing.com/ – I briefly met Stephen cycling through Kyrgyzstan.
www.121degrees.co.uk – James was travelling with Stephen both planning on heading across China
http://pacelachance.com/ – I met Pascal in Kashgar, he was heading back towards Canada round from Australia.
www.ridingforrhinos.org – I met Will and Johan as we were all three about to take the Qingdao to Seoul ferry, they were doing pretty much the same route as I am but at an incredible speed.

 

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Links

  1. Hello! We are a pair travelling from Uzbekistan to Baku. As per your brilliant review we hopped straight on a train from Nukus to… Beyneu!!! Now spending an exhilarating day here before the next over night train. Thanks to your wonderful recommendations we have been able to make the most of our time here :)))). Q. Do you have Instagram?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s