Peter Gostelow

Adventure Cyclist, Speaker, Photographer, Writer

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Back on the road: Mwanza-Muscat

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in headlines | 0 comments

I’m back on the road in Africa. In June 2015 I departed Mwanza, Tanzania on another two-wheeled adventure. The destination is Muscat, Oman. For more details and blog posts head over to The Big Africa...

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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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			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	A number of dis-used railway lines in the UK have now been turned into cycle lanes. This one connects Axbridge with Yatton in Somerset and is known as the Strawberry line (so called for the strawberries that grew below the Mendip hills and were once transported along it).
The Strawberry line railway
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	They seemed rather quaint and sadly neglected as I rode past.
Abandoned cottages in Central Wales
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Saw a lot of Welsh flags, although this might have had something to do with the Euro football Finals, which Wales were still in at this point.
Proud country
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	It's wet and windy at 7pm somewhere in the hills of Central Wales and I'm looking for somewhere to wild camp. Protection from tree cover would be good, but a warm, cosy, and dry room would be much more appealing. Can't complain about the scenery though.
Wet Wales
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	I sort of had to push my bike through some ferns and bushes to reach this lovely field next to the River Wye.  Lovely spot.
Wild Camp beside River Wye
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Well sign-posted Sustrans routes took me around Bristol.
Cycle lane around Bristol