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Spinal Fusion Guy On A Bike

Spinal Fusion Guy On A Bike
Hello and welcome to a guest blog post.  This post has come from Paul Franklin who got in touch to share his inspirational story of battling through health challenges to live his dreams of bicycle touring.  Lets get started...   “Its just a constant battle; me against my body; my passions and my dreams and what I want to do with my life, against what I’m physically able to do”. Austin Carlile.     My name is Paul Franklin, and close to forty six years ago, I fractured my neck at C3.  It was November 30th 1971 and I had just turned a teenager with so much ahead of me.  I then endured close to two years of wearing a collar, physiotherapy throughout my school years, and little did I know there was so much more to come.  Fast forward to 2000, I was having severe nerve pains and numbness...
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Spain to Norway on a Bike called Reggie | Q & A

Spain to Norway on a Bike called Reggie
  I would like to introduce you all to Andrew P. Sykes.  Andrew is writer, teacher, speaker and long distance cyclist with three fantastic travelogue books about his cycling adventures under his belt.  His engaging, informative and humorous style of writing will have you hooked and back onto Amazon (or other equally good book retailers!) to swiftly order Andrew's other books.  And you may find yourself with a serious case of wanderlust too! I had the pleasure of hearing Andrew give a cracking talk at the recent Cycle Touring Festival in Clitheroe , and he has kindly agreed to answer questions about his latest book, Spain to Norway on a Bike called Reggie (Summersdale, 2017) and maybe a few others thrown in for good measure too! Lets get started!     Where did the idea for the Spain to Norway cycling adventure come from? Having already cycled across the continent...
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Get Outside and Explore the World by Bicycle!

Get Outside and Explore the World by Bicycle!
Hello and welcome to a guest blog post from Stephanie Lindqvist. Stephanie went on an awesome bike tour to USA & Canada, and has started to write a blog all about it. This post is all about getting out there and exploring the World by bicycle!     ”You did WHAT?” Yes, most members of the bike touring family will get this phrase thrown at us at least 100 times in a lifetime, it’s a fact. What we do - ride our two-wheeled besties across landscapes, countries and continents - is obviously not the first thing normal people would associate with the term ’holiday’. Adding up the number of times I’ve been asked to explain the phenomenon of bike touring, it would have been more efficient to record myself repeatedly saying ”it’s not that far” or ”no you don’t need to be in great shape, I barely moved my butt...
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