Stephen Williams

Paris to Istanbul

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Hi all committed and prospective fellow Orient Express participants,

I hail from Canberra, Australia – though the family “home town” is Darwin, NT.

I’ve participated in a number of “Big Bike Rides” in Australia – But they are small stuff (in terms of duration) compared to the Orient Express.

Aside from recreational road riding I also play at mountain biking (for fitness).

I work for an international development non-government organisation – 23 years plus now.

Motivation for ride is mainly to be able to say I’ve ridden from Paris to Istanbul!

NB. Despite career/professional expertise I’m linguistically (outside of English) and directionally challenged