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winter cycling

This page is intended to highlight some of our lessons learned whilst cycling across Turkey, the Caucasus and Central Asia in the winter of 2014 / 2015. If you want to get more detailed information about cycling in the extreme cold we would suggest you start by visiting Shane Cycles and Helen Lloyd; both experts … Continue reading »

beyneu to nukus

This page is intended to give some facts, figures, and useful resources for cycling from Beyneu to Nukus. We cycled this stretch in mid-January 2015 and due to the winter cold it was important (for us) to find shelter (not our tent) every night. There is not a lot out there in terms of shelter … Continue reading »

Beyneu to Nukus: Desert days

Having traversed almost the entire width of Kazakhstan twice by train it was a relief to finally arrive in Beyneu, the starting point for continuing our journey towards New Zealand. What was more of a relief than arriving was the fact that we had timed it so that we only needed to stay one night… … Continue reading »

Aktau to Beyneu (via Almaty): A 6,000km detour

The only thing worse than travelling without a bicycle, is travelling with a bicycle that cannot be ridden. This is what we were thinking as we tied down our bikes to the roof of a taxi and piled all our belongings inside. What had been an efficient way of carrying everything we needed to be … Continue reading »

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