In April 2013, Andrew, Josh and Rob set off, on their bikes, towards Central Asia. They took the ferry from Hull to Rotterdam, before pedalling their way through Europe and parts of Asia, loosely following the route of the ancient Silk Road.
Andrew began the trip with the hope of raising money for an orphanage in Tanzania. Please visit the Charity page for more information and to donate. The other two did the trip for pure hedonistic, albeit slightly masochistic, pleasure.
This blog kept a record of their five-month journey and has continued in a new form, as a record of Rob’s solo cycling exploits. The initial trip ended in Osh, after 4 months, for Andrew. However, it lasted until Almaty for Josh, and continued until near Bangalore for Rob.
After a six month hiatus, Rob returned to the saddle. Following a couple of false starts in Almaty, he set off once again from Urumqi, in China. From there, he travelled east, through western China. After a month, he left the Silk Road behind once and for all, flying to Seattle.
Check out the updated Route pages to discover more. Examine the route that the group took through Eurasia, as well as Rob’s route through China, Canada, the US and Cuba.