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The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 69-71. Thank you Africa, see you again soon.

It’s been the most incredible 497 days of my life cycling some 26,000km through 42 countries of sub saharan Africa (and Morocco), so I’m not too embarrassed to admit my eyes almost started sweating with ‘nostalgia’ as I crossed the…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 68. High in the Atlas Mountains.

A week in which Morocco has continued to amaze; started with the Fat Kid almost freezing himself to death attempting to summit the highest peak in North Africa without much more than a lot of enthusiasm, and ended with the treat…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Weeks 65-67. The Fat Kid has fallen in love...

The Fat Kid has fallen in love…with Moroccan food and, after a few dark-ish weeks battling non-stop gale force northerly winds in the southern deserts of Morocco, with bike touring all over again now that  the incredible Atlas Mountains have been reached! …

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 64. Nothing luckier than being hit by a bus.

2 days after proudly explaining to the Senegalese press how I’d successfully negotiated Nigeria’s infamous traffic, and that I didn’t believe it could get any more hair raising than that, I was promptly side swiped by my first bus of…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Weeks 62-63. Onwards and upwards!

The disappointment of having to fly over the Ebola stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, was quite quickly forgotten as the stretch from Guinea Bissau to Dakar here in Senegal has proven to be an absolute highlight of the entire expedition…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 61. The dream lives on...making peace with change.

Recently I’ve received a lot of advice, friendly-ish warnings, and even in my semi disconnected world, been bombarded by news on the Ebola crisis currently gripping parts of West Africa. Until now it’s always been too far down the road to…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Weeks 59-60. Le Tour DeFatKid

250km in two weeks might seem fairly modest on the face of it, but my goodness those two weeks have been filled with memories and laughter to last a lifetime – a great boost ahead of a potentially tricky section…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 58. Fan Milk and Chilli Yam Fries.

Not the most massively eventful week of the Fat Kid’s expedition to date; struggled with some mental and physical lethargy, heavy legs and a little too much “it’s all about the bike” type focus on just covering the miles to get…

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 57. Put Mali on the bucket list!

It was only 3 days, but much maligned Mali proved what so many people who've actually been and spent time there told me to expect, it's a fascinating place, with amazing people, and unique in so many ways. Yes, there…

The Fat Kid diaries: Week 54-56. A perspective reboot.

The resumption of the Fat Kid Diaries marks a very sad turning point in the focus of Lettie’s Ride – it will forever remain a journey celebrating health, vitality, mobility, adventure, discovery, life, and the Human Spirit in support of Lettie; but heart-breakingly now that…