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.
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Here’s a picture of us…
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.
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