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I crawl out of my tent and stretch, yawning as I look around at the new day breaking. For the first time in weeks, I am camped surrounded by greenery. The main body of the Taklamakan Desert lies behind me and I am finally on the northern silk road out of China. I have...

I am sat on an old stone monument with a cup of tea and some instant noodles, looking up at the blue sky and enjoying the warmth of the sun on my face. According to my map it should be around 1900km out of China and I have 15 days left on my visa. An endless expanse of...

It will be a challenging month. I have 27 days to ride around 3600km through China and over the border into Kazakhstan. Furthermore rather than taking the easier route skirting around the northern fringe of the Tibetan Plateau, I have decided to go straight over it. I...

I am stamped promptly out of Laos and quickly pedal over the border into China. I am briefly interrogated by the border police as to my travel plans, where I faithfully attest that I will certainly not be cycling into any restricted areas, and that I certainly wouldn’t...

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