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Peter Gostelow

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Breaking in a brooks

Posted by on Mar 16, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My Brooks B17 arrived in the post last week. It’s getting a 10 mile break in each day as I cycle to Dorchester train station. I admired it today from the window of the school I’m currently teaching in....

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$5 for a mosquito net

Posted by on Mar 15, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you were watching BBC1 on Friday night you might have learnt something about Malaria. It kills more people in Africa than any other disease – slightly worrying seeming that I’m going to ride a...

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Myths about Touring Africa by bike

Posted by on Mar 4, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Few foreigners have as much experience of cycling the African continent as David Mozer. It was reassuring to read  these comments on cycling there, although he had this to say about the DRC: Because most of the...

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Interview with Mr Thorn

Posted by on Mar 2, 2009 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

I just listened to an interesting interview with the founder of Thorn bicycles. Thorn dominate the UK market when it comes to making bicycles for long distance trips. I’d hardly heard of them when I began my...

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Remembering Tajikistan

Posted by on Mar 1, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tajikistan was one of my favourite countries to cycle through. The scenery, sense of remoteness, hospitality of the people – it was adventure cycling at its best. I hope other people like this...

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