A lifelong dream
Adventurer & Photographer 

Stephen Peel

To circumnavigate the world on a bicycle

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Best and Worst Countries and Cities for Cyclists

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 29, 2016 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Best and Worst Countries and Cities for Cyclists

After weeks of searching the internet for the best and worst. These aren't my choices, and they are not necessarily the right ones, maybe you know better, let me know.

 

Ultimately though, you will have your own ideas of the best and worst, and what has been a bad experience for one, may have beeb an amazing experience for another.


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Best and Worst Roads in the World

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 29, 2016 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Worlds Best and Worst Roads


I have listed them here as Best and Worst, but of course, some may say that some of the worst may actually be some of the best. It all depends on how you look at it and

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121 World Cyclists

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 27, 2016 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Have a look at this inforgraphic of 121 World Cyclists

Thanks to icebike.org


 

 

 


How healthy do you need to be to cycle around the world?

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 26, 2016 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

How healthy do you need to be to cycle around the world


I don’t believe for a minute that you need to be a regular cyclist or athlete to do this, as long as you are not in a rush or on a record breaking attempt. 


I've been run over by an articulated lorry, fallen out of a 100 foot tree onto a rock, trapped by the ankle under a digger in a flooding pond, broken bones all over...

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700c ??? 26in ??? 29in, which one for touring?

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 25, 2016 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (2)

700c – 26in – 29in, which one for touring?

This I fear will be a never ending debate, as people seem to view things very differently and supply may vary in different parts of the world.


I have searched all sorts of forums, blogs, and articles on this, and I have finally come to the conclusion that its basically a personal choice. Let me explain.


It would appear that a 700c and a 29er (29in), are the same diamet...

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No longer the domain of the very wealthy

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 24, 2016 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)



I was asked: "Why is it that all adventurers come from wealthy backgrounds, with university degrees and everything they want, usually taking a year or two out with nothing to lose, a wealthy support network, and time to grow a beard?" 

 

Sure, an awful lot of adventurers that we see and hear about come from weal...

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Great interactive antipodal (Tunnel Map)

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 22, 2016 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This great antipodes finder is easy to use, just move either map around to find the exact point on the other side of the Earth

http://www.findlatitudeandlongitude.com/antipode-map/#.WAusj_krK02



What constitutes a true circumnavigation

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 22, 2016 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

What Constitutes a True Circumnavigation of the Earth in Cycling?

 

"the journey should be continuous and in one general direction (East to West or West to East), that the minimum distance ridden should be 18,000 miles (29,000 km), and that the total distance travelled by the bicycle and rider should exceed an Equator's length, i.e. 24,900 miles (40,100 km)." and "Any considerable distance travelled opposite to the direction of the attempt must be...

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How much to cycle around the world

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 22, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)



How much would it cost to cycle around the world, and how would you fund your own trip?

 

"I cycled around the world for just $5 a day" I say BOLLOCKS!


It would appear that the costs vary, by a lot. Having looked at these figu...

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Best direction to work with the winds?

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 22, 2016 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Which Direction, and Does This Map Need Tweaking?

 

Starting from the UK, which direction would be the best direction to cycle, given winds at ground level?

 

There is much talk about which direction would best provide the wind to your back for the majority of the time. Some swear by East to West, others West to East. While others say it matters not due to the winds at ground level actually moving from the North or the Sout...

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How easy is it to just get up and go?

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 22, 2016 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)



You will see posts on sites that tell you how easy it is to just get your bike out, any old bike, put a tent and sleeping bag on the back, and start cycling on your around the world cycle. These are usually comments posted from people who have never actually done it that way, and maybe don't even know anyone else that has done it in such a basic way either.


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So how good are Fat Bikes for touring?

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on October 22, 2016 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)




Fat Bikes For Touring

 

Bikes with fat wheels and tyres are not new, far from it, but they have come a long way, and Fat Bike Touring is becoming increasingly more popular.

 

Benefits of a Fat Bike for Touring:

 

Accessibility, to be able to pretty much go anywhere you want. Deep sand and beaches, rocky ground, r...

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Safety Helmet or Not?

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on April 27, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)



Safety Helmet or Not?


Understandable and widely excepted, is the feeling that wearing a safety helmet when mountain biking trails and woodlands, could save your life if you went flying through the air and into a tree, or over the edge of a large drop to the ground below, but what about cycling on ordinary roads? Some say it is safer not to wear a helmet, and other of course do, so why is it sa...

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Right and Wrong Kind of People

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on March 14, 2015 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)


 Crabs in a Bucket


The Right Kind of People


Having the right people in your life is important. The right kind of people will encourage you, make you feel good and help you to thrive. You can be yourself around them. They won’t be jealous of...

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Maybe you shouldn't!

Posted by Stephen Peel - Adventure Travel - Cycling Around the World on March 4, 2015 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)



Giving up everything?


Giving up everything to travel may suit some, but not everyone. If it is what you really want to do and really feel with all your heart that you should do, and it won't seriously harm anyone in the process, then you know you have to do it. Giving up everything to some, can simply mean taking time out from their job, and then going back to it when they come back...

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