Beyond the Bike

Stories from Stuart and Claire's original & recent journeys….

Safari a Velo in Botswana



Botswana is one of the few countries whose per capita GDP growth has kept up with China's over the last 15 years. Perhaps easier to do in a country with a  population of only 1.5 million (compared to some 150k elephants!). Nonetheless, we enjoyed superb hospitalilty in what turned out to be a very chilled, albeit tiring, ten days in this former British protectorate (formerly known as Bechuanaland).

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A one way ticket to the Rainbow Nation

I am writing up the South African leg from the calms of Botswana. We are camping at a lovely place called "Elephant Sands"- appropriately if not orginally named due to the two main features of the area. Neither are great for bicycles but more on that later.

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Lunch with the Hungry Cyclist

One of the joys of cycle touring is that you can't take on too many calories. I put it to the test with a man who calls himself the HUNGRY CYCLIST.

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Yes Minister...

Spring was in the air as Thandie and I glided along the A281 into Guildford before getting the train into London for a photoshoot with the sports Minister Hugh Robertson....

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