Two cyclists from Portsmouth – Christina Gyles and Harriet Parke have taken to the road in South East Asia.
The cycling part to their adventure so far has taken them 625mi from Hanoi in Vietnam, to Vientiane in Laos. Covering the entire distance by bike in up to 36 degree heat. They have become accustomed to early starts and varied conditions, with some days being considerably flatter than others.
“If two young girls from Portsmouth (a flat seaside town) can cycle 625mi through mountainous terrain, with plenty of fight left in them, then so can you. Our inspirational blog details the trials and tribulations of acquiring bikes in China after two months of overland travel on the old Silk Road, explains the required bike spec for such a cycle tour, along with information on overland bike transportation in Asian destinations.
From the struggles and rewards of training ‘on the road’ for novice cycle tourer Harriet Parke, to her partner battling the wind up front (CTC member and Bristol South cyclist) Christina Gyles. The blog tells a story of touring Vietnam, Laos and Thailand and the amazing cycling all three countries have to offer.”
Strong Island wishes them every success in their cycling journey.