The flying cyclists … tales about taking a tandem bike and a paraglider down the path less travelled. 

What did you do in your twenties? Studied? Bought a house? A car? Binge drinking on weekends? Built a career? Bought a smartphone? Procreated?
We decided that none of these things were for us and made a plan to cycle our way through Europe, Asia and Australia on a tandem bicycle instead.

For 14 months we worked our way through the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy Slovenia , Croatia , Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan  Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and finally on to home soil.

View Our trip home in a larger map

Here’s a picture of us…

At 3770 metres asl

If you’ve read this far into our madness then surely you must be wondering by now, “why are they the flying cyclists?”. The answer to that is for the first 11,000 kilometres of our journey, we were towing a trailer with Ashley’s paraglider on it. We tried our best to pair the cycling with some coastal and mountain flying and while it didn’t always work out, Ash had some epic air time in England, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Montenegro, Turkey and Kazakhstan. I (Laura) even joined in occasionally, but not while cycling of course. That would be insane.

We’ve got lots of ideas for future adventures so stay tuned by adding your email address into the little box in the top right hand corner of the page and hitting “subscribe”.

92 thoughts on “

  1. hello Ash and Laura, very nice your website and iam happy to meet you in Korat=Thailand, is a nice projekt to look in the world whit a bike,,,,i hope we can contact again when stay in your home,,,have a nice time and take care together,,
    good luck,,,,benny from korat

  2. G’day Kosovolovers,

    Glad you made it….just in time to catch scorching sun and wildfires.
    But you should not stop for long.Amaericas are waiting.You have to close the circle!
    And yes,you need bits of Africa too.

    Cheers from Hrvatistan,

    • Ivo! We’re not home quite yet… but soon! Don’t worry planning for the Americas is already in the works and Africa… I think we both need to grow a bigger set of balls before we cycle there. But one day…
      Kosovo was great by the way. Great beer too!
      Ash and Laura

    • Thanks Ralf! Really appreciate it. Hope you are having some great adventures of your own! Ash + Laura

  3. Hi Laura & Ash
    Where are you now?
    We stay in Chiang Mai for 3 days
    and enjoy the fantastic food without
    After we biking back to Laos and driving
    to south along the Mekong.
    I hope we will see you again. I think so.
    Don’t forget to catch the tires in Khao Lak.
    Take care and the best greetings from the
    Angels of Switzerland. Just Smile.

    Gilbert & Kaspar