Ever since a rather spontaneous but much enjoyed cycling trip covering the length of New Zealand a few years ago, Pete has had a bit of a hankering to do a longer trip, quite possibly all the way round the world. Since meeting his wife (me) this didn’t look like it was going to happen, because quite frankly I thought that sounded like a rather ridiculous plan, especially considering that we have a nice house and good jobs in London. However, after several inductions into cycle touring, including numerous Scottish islands and a great trip to Vietnam, I was eventually sold on the idea and we agreed a compromise – we would cycle halfway round the world to Australia!
We have set up this blog as a way to keep in touch with people, and to allow people to track our progress easily. We hope it will also help our fundraising effort (see the fundraising page for more info on who we are raising money for by doing this trip). So please visit the site regularly and pass it onto to anybody who may be interested!
Christine and Pete
A post-trip note: we arrived back to the UK on 22nd Feb 2011. After a frustrating couple of months of job-hunting Christine has been lucky enough to go back to her old job in London, while Pete is getting close to getting a good position either in London or in Edinburgh. Already the trip seems like a long time ago!