Peter Gostelow

Adventure Cyclist, Speaker, Photographer, Writer

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Photo Story: Sierra Leone

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

Doesn’t that look delicious! Rice and cassava are staple foods in Africa. In Sierra Leone people also use the cassava leaf, as pictured here, boiling it in palm oil then throwing in some meat for a bit of...

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Photo Story: Guinea

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

One of the best legacies of French colonisation in Africa is most definitely the fact that you can still buy a baguette in places which certainly aren’t very French feeling anymore. Admittedly the quality and...

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The Bike Show: Part 2

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in headlines | 1 comment

I write to you from sunnier climes. I’m sat in a Library in Tavira, Portugal. I was here almost exactly 3 years ago. Same table in fact. Then I was writing this blog post and thinking ahead to the rest of the...

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Photo Story: Guinea Bissau

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in Photo Stories | 1 comment

Some people might think all Africans dress like this. The truth is most don’t, so I knew these young men were heading somewhere for an occasion when I saw them walking towards me. Where exactly I wasn’t...

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The Bike Show interview: Part 1

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in headlines | 0 comments

Several weeks ago I met up with Jack Thurston, who runs a popular weekly radio show about cycling. We braved the roads of central London in rush-hour traffic as he recorded an interview about The Big Africa Cycle....

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Photo Story: The Gambia

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

Cashew nuts grow in a number of African countries, but I’d never actually seen how they grow until I spent time in Africa’s smallest country – The Gambia. I actually spent more time walking here...

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Photo Story: Senegal

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

Until my wallet got stolen from the Guest House room I was sleeping in at the time, I quite liked sleepy St Louis, the former capital of the French colony of Senegal. This photo of a shop front typified a scene...

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			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	About 1 hour's drive from my house in Saudi and a sense of the desert. Distances in Saudi Arabia are huge and I'm surrounded by many hundreds of kilometres of desert. With all the oil and gas activity in the eastern province there is less a sense of remote beauty to all this openess as there is one of feeling like I'm in an apocalyptic wasteland.
Out in the desert.
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Posing with a finishers medal.
Bahrain 15km Grand Prix race.
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Windy day. Decent run. 1hr 21 min got me 5th place and 1st in age group. Group pic with members of Sara Harriers Run Club.
Ras Tanura Half Marathon.
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Now this was a steep one!
Climbing out of Lynmouth in Devon.
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	A very different kind of cycling to one that I am more familiar with. It's nice to be light and move at speed sometimes.
Dressed for the tri.
			Peter Gostelow posted a photo:	Pre-race pic with Sara Harriers team.
Ras Tanura Half Marathon