This time, 16 months ago I was cycling from Skopje, Macedonia to Sofia, Bulgaria as part of my journey from London to Australia.
Thanks to Ivana Kostovska for the opening interview and thanks to everyone else for putting up with me for the remainder of the episode.
Hope you all enjoy Part 9 x
Last October I gave a talk about my Explore More journey to friends and ex-colleagues at the Southbank Centre in London. There was a strong turnout of friendly faces to hear the 2-hour talk in which I managed to cover the first 6 months from London to Tehran.
Unfortunately, we ran out of time to cover the whole adventure (I would have talked for 5 hours otherwise) but I think everyone left with a much better understanding of my time on the road.
Stay tuned for further updates in the near future…
Here is the latest (shorter) instalment of ‘On the Road’. This was filmed from the Croatian border to Sarajevo at the end of August and at the time it really felt like I was heading into unknown territory. Today as I set off for Iran some 3 months later I have the same nervous excitement but to a much greater degree.
Thanks for your patience with the video updates. They’re a few months behind but it’s quite nice to revisit the journey and remind myself how far I’ve come. I am eager to show you all the fantastic experiences that have happened in between as it really does start feeling like a proper adventure from Bosnia onwards.
More updates in the New Year!
Here is the 3rd instalment of that crazy guy on a bike across Slovenia & Croatia way back in August. Plenty of signs that he’s losing his grip on reality in this one. Unfortunately no more Rudd (he’s on holiday in Mongolia) but Mr T makes cameo appearance
It’s not quite the Sound of Music but it does involve singing and cycling across the Alps. Here is the second instalment of that guy on a bike in a grey t-shirt. No sign of Ruud in this one but still pretty crazy. Hope you enjoy it x
After 3 months on the road it’s time to share with you some of the wonderful experiences I’ve had so far.
Although I’ve filmed a lot of the journey for personal record, most of this footage was never intended to be seen by anyone else until I realised that it’s the best way to share what I’ve been up to with my friends. Constantly saying ‘awesome’ and ‘amazing’ to everyone doesn’t really cover it.
The first of these videos captures some random and rather silly moments during the 10 days from London to Nuremberg. These first tentative steps across the Netherlands & Germany seem like an absolute age away already as so much has happened since. In revisiting these recordings I can clearly see the uncertainty and doubt of the task ahead thinly disguised behind my surface level observations and silly jokes. It also allows me to reflect on how I’ve changed throughout the journey and I hope that the future videos will allow you to see these changes as well.
I’ll follow this up with parts 2 & 3 and some more interviews in the next few days.
I hope it makes you smile.
Part 1: London to Nuremberg