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…

Fat Kid Diaries: Week 24

Fat Kid Diaries: Week 24

Had a lot of questions recently about where I am, where I’m going, and basically what I’ve been up to, so it’s made me realise that perhaps some sort of regular weekly update might be useful; and hopefully of some…

The Fat Kid Diaries: an incredible streak

The Fat Kid Diaries: an incredible streak

A few notes (I originally had these at the end of the post, but it’s a long one, and not sure how many would be able to put up with my ramblings to the end!). * I’m no David Attenborough,…

The fat kid diaries: the first 121 days – an open letter

Dear friends, old and new, sponsors, partners, ambassadors, and all who have been part of my journey in any way, Firstly, thank you for believing in #LettiesRide! The support I have received, in every form imaginable, since long before the…

RIDING FOR THE BOKS - A Human Spirit Film

RIDING FOR THE BOKS – A Human Spirit Film

The good folk at ABSA who are helping to sponsor my ride to the 2015 World Cup made this brilliant video of the start of my journey. Have a look to be reminded of why I am doing what I…

Laughter is the best soul food.

Laughter is the best soul food.

I’ve spoken a lot about the incredible hospitality, generosity and kindness of strangers and new friends I’ve encountered during these first few weeks of Lettie’s Ride, and how completely blown away I’ve been by the general ‘willing along’ and support…