Cycle Tours: South Africa’s Answer to Responsible Travel

Cycle Tours: South Africa’s Answer to Responsible Travel

There was a time when travelers only cared about seeing the well known places of a city, which often fail to reveal the genuine characteristics of the destination visited. Nowadays, people are looking to explore the unbeaten paths, and one…

The (final) Fat Kid Diaries: That's a wrap!!!

The (final) Fat Kid Diaries: That’s a wrap!!!

In many ways I’ve been dreading penning this final ‘Fat Kid Diary’ entry; it’s an acknowledgement (to myself as much as anyone else) that the adventure I’d dreamt about for so long, and lived over the last 3 years or…

Very belated Fat Kid Diaries: Week(s) 88-109. Istanbul to Berlin Euro adventures!

Very belated Fat Kid Diaries: Week(s) 88-109. Istanbul to Berlin Euro adventures!

Contrary to popular belief, the Fat Kid is still alive and at it, and making the most of the once in a lifetime opportunity of gently cycling across Europe in the summer (now at least, after a cold start to…

Ride to the Rugby World Cup with the Fat Kid and Friends. Please spread the word!

Ride to the Rugby World Cup with the Fat Kid and Friends. Please spread the word!

Greetings friends! An enforced break brought on by prematurely and incorrectly calling the end of the winter here in Bulgaria has ended up being a massive blessing as it’s allowed the finishing touches to be put to plans for the…

It's incredible what happens when you allow yourself to follow your dreams.

It’s incredible what happens when you allow yourself to follow your dreams.

Rebooted and back at it. Week(s): 82-88 Starting: Cairo, Egypt. Ending: Sat 7th March 2015, Istanbul, Turkey. Km’s covered: 0km by bicycle. Hard to believe that an unplanned and extended break from the bike (and hence these diaries!), could be almost as…

Cape to Cairo - an 81 week adventure to remember. The Fat Kid Diaries.

Cape to Cairo – an 81 week adventure to remember. The Fat Kid Diaries.

Quite simply, ‘phew, what an adventure!’. Week(s): 1 – 81 Starting: Sun 30th June 2013, Cape Town stadium, South Africa. Ending: Sat 17th January 2015, Cairo, Egypt. Km’s covered: 33,500km – approx 28,500 by bicycle, the rest mostly criss-crossing the Med. Leaving Cape Town…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 80. Tunisian tales.

Week(s): 80 Ending: Sat 10th January Starting: On a ferry somewhere on the Mediterranean between Italy and Tunisia Ending: Tunis, Tunsia. Km’s covered: Approx 300km loop of NE Tunisia   It’s been a wonderful week of relative warmth back in…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Weeks 77-79. Cycling in a postcard.

Week(s): 77-79 Ending: Sat 3rd January Starting: Toulon, France Ending: On a ferry somewhere on the Mediterranean between Italy and Tunisia; via Monaco, Italy, San Marino and the Vatican City.  Km’s covered: Approx 1,150km    The last 3 weeks, straddling the…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 74-76. Happy xmas from the Fat Kid!

It’s been a somewhat frustrating couple of weeks seemingly crisscrossing the Mediterranean in order to balance my goal of seeing as much of Africa as possible with that of staying relatively safe; but at the end of the day, as normal, things…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 73. Hola from Spain!

So much for Europe being a ´breeze´ compared to Africa, the last week has once again provided a reminder of why complacency can be so risky…the infamous easterly Levant winds of southern Europe proving the toughest of unexpected challenges in the…