When I was 23, about a year after my brother died, I sat down with my then boss, an irritating little man called Bryn, and talked about what I wanted to do in the future. I think it was supposed to be one of those annoying professional development exercises where I tell him I want […]Read more "Mind over Matter UK – The birth"
Ok, so we are back. Sorry. We just couldn’t help ourselves. Since we returned from our adventures a few things have become frighteningly clear and so, as you have been so incredibly generous with your response to our event, we thought it might be good to share some it with you. If someone had […]Read more "Back to normality!"
Distance: 71kms (49 miles) Weather: hot and humid And so it began. After 22 long, consecutive days of riding, we had made it. We had cycled 2,100 miles. We had cycled through SE Asia’s hot season and, to all intents and purposes, smashed it. If someone had explained to us exactly what we would […]Read more "Day 22: Kota Tinggi to Singapore!"
Distance: 156kms (98 miles) Weather: hot and very humid Our final full day started slowly. With the sun rising at 7am in Malaysia we are always out of the door as soon as the big golden disc appears. This morning though, with breakfast coming with the price of the room, we used it as an excuse to […]Read more "Day 21: Kuala Rompin to Kota Tinngi"
Distance: 181kms (113 miles) Weather: very hot and very humid Our finish line is approaching. However much we try not to think about it for fear of losing focus over these next few days, when we look at the map it is clear – we are nearly there. Despite this, we are feeling it. […]Read more "Day 20: Cherating to Kuala Rompin"
Distance: 170kms (104 miles) Weather: hot and humid Our nineteenth straight day of getting up before sunrise to cycle 100 miles. This morning we were, much like the previous two, woken by the loudest call to prayer we’d ever heard. It was if the lad had a megaphone and was reciting the adhan stood in […]Read more "Day 19: Terengganu to Cherating"
Distance: 165kms (103 miles) Weather: hot Very few things feel as culturally foreign than being awoken with a start by the Muezzin’s call to prayer. The rhythmic tones start at around 6am, an hour before sunlight, and carry on until everyone in the city is either praying, on their way to pray or thinking […]Read more "Day 18: Kota Bharu to Terengganu "