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Ride Earth On Sunday 17th June 2007, Tom Allen, Andrew Welch and Mark Maultby embarked upon Ride Earth - their mission to circumnavigate the world by mountain bike. Follow their progress here.


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Teghut Forest, Soon To Be Teghut Crater

Saturday, 17 May 2008 | Views [1749]

Remember, if you will (or read if you’ve recently joined us) back to October 2007; a memorable month for all the wrong reasons. The loss of two bank cards and the disintegration of Andy’s rear wheel led to our bicycle voyage being becalmed in Istanbul ... Read more >

Tags: armenia, deforestation, environment

Armenia and Global Issues

Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | Views [1022]

Tom Last night I revisited the venue in Yerevan where Andy and I gave a presentation back in February. Common Ground is the project of a local NGO to provide an open forum for interested people from all backgrounds to discuss today’s issues and ... Read more >

All Change

Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [702]

Tom It’s spring again (in Armenia, at least - still snowing in England, I’ve heard)! The last of the ice melted away a couple of weeks ago, and all over the country grass and leaves are emerging from flower-beds and trees. Winter is finally behind ... Read more >

Marshrutka Experience

Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Views [1042]

The driver’s wearing a leather jacket, thick material. I think “that’s too hot inside this cramped vehicle - it must be for the look”. The driver looks like a gangster out of a Guy Ritchie film. Somehow I convinced myself to put my trust in this gold-... Read more >

Tags: andy, ride-earth

Leaving Yerevan. And Then Returning

Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | Views [585]

Tom Believe it or not, I finally left Yerevan on my bicycle on Sunday 2nd March 2008. I pedalled south for 70km, through the Ararat region, and camped in a field after dark opposite the factory of a company called 'Abit Ltd', which amused me slightly.... Read more >

My Little Letter to my M.P.

Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Views [818]

Tom I might be a little way round the globe, but I’ve taken a little time to write to my local Member of Parliament in England. I’m writing from an area of the world where the wishes (and votes) of the citizens are routinely undermined by powerful, ... Read more >

Tags: environment

Why did we get so wet?

Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Views [525]

Last summer when we set off from England on our bicycles we had dreams of long wonderful summer days and leaving our waterproofs at home, replaced by an extra pannier of suncream. However, in practice we were reaching for the ponchos more than expected ... Read more >

Tags: andy, ride-earth

Three Weeks In Yerevan

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Views [1065]

Tom I’ve been in Yerevan for about three weeks and the hold-ups continue. My friends here like to joke that by the time I finally get this deep-winter sleeping bag and pedal south towards Iran, it’ll be spring and I won’t need it any more! That may ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!

Stillness and Realisation

Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | Views [744]

I arrived in Yerevan last Wednesday. I have been staying with some wonderful new friends who work at the French Embassy here. From the first village after crossing the border into Armenia from Georgia, Tom and I decided to cycle alone to Yerevan. ... Read more >

Tags: andy, ride-earth

White Peaks and Red Tape

Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | Views [824]

Tom We knew that as we headed out of Europe and into the Middle East and Central Asia, we’d be cutting through as much red tape as we would snow and ice. So maybe it was a good idea that we’d expected it, as international bureaucracy is becoming a ... Read more >

Tags: Scams & Robberies



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