Who will survive the cycle tour and what will be left of them?


We’re Emma and Frankie.

This blog is about what happens when one fool (Emma) meets a nice second hand bicycle (Frankie) and together they embark on a cycle tour. If anything we hope it demonstrates that no fitness, skill, classy gear, talent or know how are required to do this type of thing. Some naivety helps though.

We rode from Edinburgh to Berlin, then from Villach to Athens and from Istanbul to Jerusalem via Cairo and Amman (September 2012 – April 2013). Then we went and volunteered for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in the West Bank for four and half months. Mostly Frankie had a well earned break on the apartment staircase. Whilst there we met Ellie, whom then joined us for a cycle from Oslo to London (September – October 2013).

Demonstration in Kfer Qaddum against the occupation and settleme

Here is a picture of Ellie and Emma trying to escape tear gas with the shabab (youth) at a demonstration in Kafr Qaddum. http://972mag.com/from-funerals-to-more-protests-a-week-in-photos-august-22-28/78184/

We’re not dead yet…


2 responses to “About”

  1. Chris says :

    Great blog, great stories and anecdotes. We just moved to Tirana, with bikes, and you nailed it! Keep them coming and stay safe out there!

  2. Middle East Moments says :

    HI Emma,
    I have just spent a good couple of hours reading about your adventures riding through Egypt, Jordan and Israel. Hats off for undertaking such a journey on a bike to boot. Guts and courage, and for the most part amazing experiences. Thanks for sharing with us. Andrea

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