Peter Gostelow

Adventure Cyclist, Speaker, Photographer, Writer

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Africa Calendar 2014

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Following on from last year’s Big Africa Cycle Calendar I’ve decided to put together another collection of images for 2014. Since May this year I’ve been living and working in the city of Mwanza,...

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Photo Story: Rwanda

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

Rwanda is one of the most scenic and challenging countries I’ve cycled through in Africa. Le pays de milles collines (land of a thousand hills), as it’s sometimes called, seems a rightly justified...

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Photo Story: Congo (DRC)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Photo Stories | 1 comment

You wouldn’t know this picture was taken on a boat unless I told you. I have no idea how many people were on board those two Congo River barges. I don’t think the captain who powered the tug boat...

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Photo Story: Central African Republic

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in headlines | 2 comments

They emerged from the forest just as I was cycling past. Exactly where and for how long they’d been out hunting I have no idea. Communication, at least in a manner of pointing and miming, centered on the gun and...

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Photo Story: Cameroon

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

This was a sad sight on the roads of eastern Cameroon. Dozens of logging trucks thundered towards me each day as I headed towards the border with the Central African Republic. Some of those trunks must have been...

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Photo Story: Nigeria

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

Cycling in Nigeria was always lively. Africa’s most populous country also has some of the cheapest fuel costs. These two things combined means there are a lot of vehicles on the road. And, like most of...

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Return to Zanzibar

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in The Big Africa Cycle | 2 comments

 I’m back on Zanzibar and just wrote a blog post over at the The Big Africa Cycle. No bicycle this time, just a...

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			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	After 40,000+km my brooks B17 is well broken in, although poorly maintained. The rivets are rusted from African rain and the leather is splitting at the sides. Saddles like this can last for decades if well-maintained. I doubt this one will.
Broken in brooks
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Ukerewe is Lake Victoria's largest island.
Making friends on Ukerewe Island, Tanzania
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Remembering Mandela at Durban's beach front
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	South Africa isn't the easiest or safest of countries to wild camp in. Firstly most of the land is fenced off from the road, and secondly most people will tell you it isn't safe. Regardless of that, there are some areas which aren't fenced, and much of the country is scarcely populated. In Kwazulu Natal there are few large commercial farms, so in areas where there are few people (such as this spot between the towns of Melmoth and Ulundi) camping out of sight from the road poses little risk.
Wild camping in Kwazulu Natal
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Parts of Kwazula Natal resembled other African countries where land isn't fenced nor owned by large commercial farms (as much of South Africa is).
Rural Kwazulu Natal
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Swaziland girls