Advice & Questions

I couldn’t have planned my trip without the help, advice and inspiration of those who went before, and now that I’m on the road myself I frequently get emails from other aspiring explorers, asking me questions as diverse as how to get through Balochistan without being shot, what sanitary protection I’d recommend for riding across the Tibetan Plateau, and whether it’s possible to cycle tour in Xinjiang if you have a wheat allergy. (Bodyguard, Mooncup and yes (probably), in case you were wondering.)

I’m always happy to respond – partly because I love waffling on about the minutiae of bicycle¬† travel, and partly because, karmically speaking, good advice is one of the few things I can offer the world at the moment, and helps to balance out the hundreds of free meals I’ve been given in the past year (not to mention the accommodation, equipment and even money that people have generously donated to my selfish cause).

I’m going to try and collect all the questions and answers here, for your amusement and convenience. If you find there’s something I haven’t covered, or you just want to say hello, you can get in touch via the Contact page, and I’ll reply as soon as I possibly can.


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