Hello – I’m Emily. On September the 1st 2011 I left to cycle around the world.
For the three years before that I worked as a cycle courier in London, England, and blogged about it as That Messenger Chick. I’ve never enjoyed a job so much, or stuck with it so long, but there’s very little career development in couriering, so I’m delighted to have found something else that enables me to cycle and write full-time. (Luckily, I never wanted to be rich.)
You can also read my stuff on Moving Target (the world’s longest-running courier ‘zine …probably), Slow Quest, Alastair Humphreys and Padded Shorts, and in Oh Comely magazine and in The Ride Journal, and hear me talking about my job on the Guardian Bike Blog. Occasionally I think I should write about something other than cycling. If you’d like me to contribute to your magazine or blog, get in touch and we’ll see if we can work something out.
My hobbies (when not riding, breaking, fixing or talking about bikes) mostly revolve around food and books. I also like making friends, so drop me a line if you fancy a chat, and particularly if you live along my route, and want to offer me dinner and a hot shower.
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