With ten days off from attempting to make Korean kids enjoy English, I sent myself off to the previously unknown hermit country of Burma (Myanmar) to see what the mysterious country had to offer. R & R was the idea but with treks and cycling planned, I knew there wasn’t going to be much chance … More Cycling and trekking through ‘Beautiful Burma’
This weekend saw me take to the road again in one in what I knew was going to be a tough challenge. This time though, I had some company to share the journey with me. The legendary Shaun Petit was going to putting me through my paces on the road. Shaun’s an up and coming triathlete … More Busan to Samcheok…a journey which took so much physically but gave back so much more.
This weekend saw me take to the road again after a week on the sidelines recovering from a knee injury and a bout of ‘Man Flu’ picked up the week before on route to Seoul. I wanted to keep it short and sweet, just to see how the knee faired. I took to the east … More A short blast up the coast to Korea’s infamous surfing mecca…the Gangwon Gangsters take to the road.
This last week has been incredible for donations and the amount raised so far has been steadily rising. With almost 2000 already and 1000 on the way from an anonymous donor, to be close to 3000 pounds (around $5000) this early on is fantastic news. I cannot thank people enough for the incredible support shown. … More The first sponsors are joining the challenge.
This weekend saw me take on my biggest challenge so far, riding from Gangneung to Seoul, as quickly as my tiring legs would carry me over the never-ending mountain passes. Sir Bradley Wiggins and the crew at Team Sky might not raise any eyebrows, but this was by a long way the hardest ride I’ve … More Monsoon rains, horrific mountain climbs, 255 km’s later and an epic Seoul reunion.
A bit of a rest week to recover from the gruelling journey last week saw me cover 150 km’s mid week and an 80 km return journey for a good old fashioned British BBQ, in a tiny corner of Korea. This weekend saw me take to the coastal road again to the small Korean town … More 230 km down for the week and donation target risen…happy Father’s Day Dad.
Apologies for all the posts but, with so much to raise, these will be boring you (or hopefully entertaining you) for the next few months. This weekend saw the birthday of the Egyptian ‘Pyramid Dancing’ legend himself, Kareem ‘Habibi’ Sharaf, and gave me a good excuse for a big couple of days on the bike. … More Over 300 km’s in two days…a tough push through the Seoraksan Mountains.
With 3 months to go till the big push south, it’s time to start fundraising. I’ve set myself an ambitious target but I feel confident, with the help of anyone willing, we can make it and make a difference in the lives of terminally ill children today. Although the route will be slightly shorter than … More Fundraising has started! Donate today and make a difference in a Child’s life.
All those miles on a bike won’t be an easy ride so training has already been under way. It began in February of this year with preparations for the Samcheok Half Marathon. I know it’s not on a bike (a small technicality) but I needed to get fit before putting in the miles on a … More Training has already started!
The last weekend in May was Buddah’s birthday in Korea and it gave me a nice opportunity to take advantage of the long weekend and put in some miles on the road. Korea is littered with bicycle routes all across the country, some stretching all the way from North to South. There were 4 of us … More Cycling The DMZ to Samcheok