Jamesjohnson wrote:Just had a quick ride in the park to try out my new cycling shoes with SPD cleats. Only fell over once which I think is pretty good going
tonylopez82 wrote:Hey james I have just read tgis thread and thought wow someone else thinking exactly the same as me and needing advice, I have had this thought of a world cycle tour ruminating round my head for years, ive been road cycling for 4 years now and been on a few short local tours round cumbria and a week long tour of the western Highlands to which I can only stress hwow much of a learning curve that was and highly advise trying something like it first! However what is inspiring is that you are sounding like you are set on doing it witn minimal training etc, I would like to know about your budgeting though as 5 quid a day for 400 days works out as 2 grand which sounds very cheap! It would cost me over nearly 200 just to get of this island with train to London n ferry to continent.I would like to follow your progress as this is definitely the way I would like to go (small prob of an ex and a house to sel first). PS could anyone recommend a book of a world tour or something similar written by an average person whoes got fed up with 9-5 and just went? No disrespect to the brilliant books by al humphreys etc but I would love to read of a factory worker or burger fliper doing something amazing and life changing instead of highly educated posh boys who have been given there bikes off companies and are doing it for charity or breaking a record.
Please let us know if you are successful.
I am sure the lone visas have been stopped for Brits.
There may be a few folk doing it but theubwrte granted the visa number before the new rule came in.
Fingers crossed I am wrong but think I am correct.
Matt + who wants to go there.
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