Land'S End to John O'Groats

An epic 1050-mile cycling adventure from the southernmost tip of England (Land's End, Cornwall) to the northernmost tip (John O'Groats, Scotland). Visiting projects and communities along the way.  Big big love and thanks to Brake the Cycle for making it all possible. 

The Trans-Siberian railway is a journey that I dreamt of completing for a long time. To me, it embodied the ultimate adventure, crossing a vast and mysterious continent without the comfort and efficiency of most modern day travel. Once my route was laid out, my initial plan was to take as much footage of the trip as I could to eventually compile some kind of documentary. In reality, however, once I was actually there, very often I preferred to set the camera aside, immerse myself in my surroundings and get to know people without the barrier of the lens. I didn’t feel entirely comfortable pointing the camera at people without getting to know them first, and the video only features people who I had actually built some sort of relationship with. Now that I’ve returned, I feel it would be great to have more footage to play with, but I’m content with the fact that I saw these scenes primarily with my own eyes rather than solely through a lens. This video is a short compilation of a few of the scenes I witnessed from Moscow to Mongolia to China, ending in Nepal.

Photos below.

Nepal

Yunnan

Yunnan Province: The magical rice terraces of Yuanyang and trekking the Tiger Leaping Gorge

Xi'An

Xi'An, the ancient capital of Shaanxi province, home to the terracotta warriors and the incredible Muslim food quarters

Shanghai

Shanghai and the West Lake in Hangzhou

Guilin

Cycling around Guilin and XingPing, North Guangxi province

Beijing

From The Great Wall to The Forbidden City and in between. 

Mongolia

Escaping Ulaanbaatar and road tripping around Central to North Mongolia

Trans-Siberian Express

The Trans-Siberian Express | Platzkart Stories Moscow - Perm - Irkutsk - Ulaanbaatar - Beijing

Moscow

Moscow.
Start of the Trans-Siberian Express. December 2014