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Mongol Empire 2025

Mongol Empire 2025

Mongol Empire 2025

Join this self-powered caravan through ancient Asian empires along the world’s most famous trading route

RIDERS AND STAFF

Keat S Wong

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Keat S Wong

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Shanghai to Istanbul

United Kingdom

I am a keen cyclist. Have done End to End in UK, toured in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. The Silk Route is my retirement present and I am looking forward to it.

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Yvonne Goldsmith

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Kashgar to Istanbul

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Yvonne Goldsmith

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Kashgar to Istanbul

United States

I look forward to my fourth TDA adventure and hope to set a new PR for the lightest and smallest daily bag. I’m retired, my last job being an epidemiologist in women’s and children’s health for the Alaska Division of Public Health. I discovered bike touring 15 years ago, it’s my favorite way to travel the world. We’ve made many a fast friend among fellow TDAers. And, excited to be biking with my cousin Xufeng.

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Scott Goldsmith

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Kashgar to Istanbul

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Scott Goldsmith

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Kashgar to Istanbul

United States

I'm a retired professor of economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage. When not working I love to ski in the winter and bike the rest of the year. At 75 this will probably be my last mega bike trip.

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Anmei Goldsmith

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Tehran to Istanbul

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Anmei Goldsmith

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Tehran to Istanbul

United States

Looking forward to meeting y'all in January!

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Shanghai to Istanbul

Canada

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Bob Briggs

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Bob Briggs

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

United States

My name is Bob Briggs, 71 year old State of Florida retiree. Since my retirement in 2001. I have completed bike tours in India, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, TDA Africa, Silk Route to Xi'an before crashing and SAE to Lima. Have not done a tour in over a year. I am presently suffering from TDA Global Cycling withdrawal. I've also done numerous less formal long distance tours prior to hooking up with TDA. Went to college in Salzburg, Austria in 1966 but have never done any cycling in Europe. Really looking forward to it!!!!

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Roger Hesford

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Roger Hesford

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

Australia

Hi i'm in my mid fifties, a keen, though average cyclist. I am looking forward to scenery on route and the challenge of completing a lengthy journey by bike.

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Micah Markson

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Micah Markson

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

Canada

“A mountain biker at heart, but bike touring pays the bills!”

Most of the time, I work at the TDA head office in Toronto as the IT Manager, but I also sometimes work on the tours as needed, either as a guide or a bike mechanic. I landed here because my uncle mentioned to me he had a friend—Henry—with this crazy bike company, the friend and I met, and the rest is history.

I studied Business and IT at university, and my previous job was at an exotic car dealership. In my own time, I do more mountain biking than touring, and usually find nice trails to ride wherever our tours take me. Outside of TDA, I’ve cycled across Europe and half of Canada.

The Pamir Highway was a peak experience for me! As a mountain biker, I always love the roughest, crappiest roads our tours travel on. My favourite day of the entire Silk Route was actually the day that most of the other riders thought was the worst—it ended with a long switchback descent on a rough gravel road.

Every day brings a new challenge to solve, whether here in the office or on the side of a road in the desert. I really value that element of my job and relish it immensely.

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Tom Jurenka

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Kars to Istanbul

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Tom Jurenka

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Kars to Istanbul

Canada

Long time road-tourer, mostly in BC.

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Stephen Frost

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Stephen Frost

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

Australia

Turning 60 soon so thought I better do it now.

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italo mazza

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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italo mazza

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

Italy

Hi everybody!! My name is Italo Mazza. I was born in Italy 69 years ago, I’m married and I have one son (31). I worked for an international company and we had ( with my family) the opportunity to live in different countries ( Argentina, Australia, Germany and Hungary); now it is ten years I’m retired. My passion is alpinism and I made several interesting climbs: Cho Oyo in Tibet (8.200mt), Muztagh Ata in China (7.550mt), Satopanth in India ( 7.100mt), Spantik Peak in Pakistan ( 7.050mt), Aconcagua in Argentina ( 6.960mt) etc. and several long treks. In 2011 I started to bike and I have been to Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) from Bariloche to Ushuaia, in Mongolia, 2012 in Australia from Darwin to Adelaide, 2013 in Africa from Cairo to Cape Town, 2014 in Asia from Shanghai to Istanbul, 2015 in Europe from Capo Passero ( south tip of Italy) to North Cape alone, in 2016 South America from Quito to Bariloche; 2018 from Morocco to Ghana.

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Kevin Hall

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Kevin Hall

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

Australia

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Gerald (Jed) Johnson

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Gerald (Jed) Johnson

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Shanghai to Istanbul

United States

I’m 66, a Seattle resident spending winters in Arizona. Since my retirement from general contracting 10 years ago I’ve enjoyed travels by car, motorcycle, on foot and by bicycle. This will be my biggest challenge ever, and I’m looking forward to riding my bike in exotic places and meeting like minded adventurers. My two biggest concerns are injury and the lengthy separation from my family. Oh! and how to get to the hotel from the Shanghai airport. Jed Johnson [email protected]

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Colin Boyd

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Colin Boyd

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Shanghai to Istanbul

Australia

I live in Inverloch which is a beachside town in Victoria, Australia. I am 59 yeas old, retired and enjoy riding with friends from our local area. In 2012 I completed the Andes Trail in South America. After that experience, some friends and family have questioned my sanity for joining another marathon ride. But, it is a wonderful way to see a country and engage with its people. I am looking forward to this next challenge.

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Ron Jewula

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Ron Jewula

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Shanghai to Istanbul

Canada

I live in Victoria and Whistler, Canada. Although I am more at home either on a sailboat or skiing, a couple years ago I rediscovered cycling after a short 48 year break. This will be my first trip to India and Nepal so very much looking forward to the ride. I still have a couple years of youth left before I turn 70, so what better way to enjoy life. I’ve done a couple longer rides – across Canada in 2015, Silk Route with TDA in 2014 until a rather inglorious end in Western China (I wasn’t watching and crashed out), then returning again in 2016 to complete the full ride. It will be great to ride again with many good friends – See you in Srinagar next August.

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Don Colpitts

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Don Colpitts

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

Canada

The vendors setting up their market stalls in the early morning light, the children joining friends for the walk to school, scooters carrying entire families through busy intersections: the start of another day, in this town, right now, right here, where I am in the midst of the intimate fleeting dance called life. Some make references to "real-life" back at home, call this journey "once-in-a-lifetime", speak of a destination as a finish line. I reject all such attempts to constrain these experiences of exploring the world's peoples, cultures, geographies, religions, customs, daily rhythms of life, as merely attempts to stay sheltered in what is familiar, to be put it in a box to be forgotten. Instead, these journeys are life-changing: challenging what we think we know, can do, can feel, and need.

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Yolande Field

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Yolande Field

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Shanghai to Istanbul

Australia

I am a 60 year old retired Australian. I have three children and five grandchildren. My working career was teaching Physical Education and consulting on Traffic Education and Bike Education. I was also a Principal of a Specialist School. My leisure time activities have always been based around a variety of sporting activities. Since retiring, bike riding has been a focus. In 2012 we road the Andes Trail in South America. I am looking forward to another challenge along The Silk Route.

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Sharita van der Merwe

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Sharita van der Merwe

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Shanghai to Istanbul

South Africa

“The thing I love most about my job is watching the social dynamics unfold.”

For as long as I can remember I’ve been stripping, fixing, and riding bicycles. As well, I knew from a young age I wanted to explore, travel, and see the world—my dream at one time was to fly airplanes. However, it wasn’t long before I realized that flying in a straight line from point A to point B wasn’t for me!

When I left school I had no direction, no idea of where I wanted to be or what I wanted to do, once my dream of flying died. In 2003, I saw a magazine ad of a bunch of cyclists lined up in front of the Giza pyramids and I became hooked on the idea of doing that but I had to choose between taking a four-month cycling trip across Africa or going to Warriors Boot Camp to get educated. I chose Warriors and the programme equipped me for life by giving me a solid foundation. There, I was free to discover and explore who I was and to test physical and mental endurance. Having my attitude and my comfort zone constantly pushed readied me for all sorts of real-world challenges. I stayed at Warriors for three years, then cycled solo across Africa when I was 22 years old. In 2009, I landed the job as TDA’s assistant tour director on the Cairo to Cape Town trip—and the rest is history.

Ever since, Africa has been my baby and my favourite. I’ve worked on other tours—the Silk Route, the Bamboo Road, Ruta Maya, Magical Madagascar—but Africa is my full-time project and has lately included TDA’s complex tour of West Africa.

I’m based in beautiful Cape Town; when I’m not here, I’m scouting, exploring, problem-solving somewhere in the world and revelling in the adventure of being alive.

TDA has taken me to 80 countries and my most incredible off-the-beaten-track expedition was the West Africa scout in 2017, especially Guinea—I’d never been to a place so remote, rough or wild. I fell in love with Africa all over again on that trip. The stories are epic and endless!

There’s never a dull moment with TDA, because you absolutely never know what’s going to happen next.

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Kashgar to Istanbul

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Kashgar to Istanbul

Switzerland

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Kashgar to Istanbul

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Kashgar to Istanbul

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Brian Thompson

Rider

Dushanbe to Istanbul

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Brian Thompson

Rider
Dushanbe to Istanbul

Australia

I have ridden the entire way around the world, much of it with TDA. I am eager to join a mate who is also doing this ride. I am retired, have been riding/racing/touring my bike since I was 14 and am still in love with it.

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Shanghai to Kashgar

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Shanghai to Kashgar

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caroline Denee

Rider

Shanghai to Istanbul

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caroline Denee

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

New Zealand

Hi, I am Caroline, I am a 54 year old Kiwi and I live in Auckland by the sea with my family.I only really started biking 10 years ago but now it is a big part of my life. Since 2007 I have done small group trips to Vietnam, in Africa and in China, up on the Tibetan Plateau but nothing as epic as this ! I also climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in 2011 but this will be my biggest challenge yet, by far. My New years resolutions for 2014 were to get fit, be healthy, be bold and to be inspired to get out of my comfort zone and to go on an adventure. This trip covers them all !!! I look forward to meeting everyone in a couple of months in Shanghai to begin our adventure. Still so much to do but so exciting, can't wait to start.

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Benjamin Hirons

Rider

Shanghai to Istanbul

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Benjamin Hirons

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

Australia

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Douglas Percival

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Shanghai to Kashgar

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Douglas Percival

Rider
Shanghai to Kashgar

South Africa

There is a great sense of satisfaction seeing a Rider finishing their day with a smile on their face, and that Day by Day, we have Taken someone safely to a place on this planet that Most People will never see, and all whilst by Bicycle.

I am a South African that has lived a life of itchy travel feet, and found myself Living in Sweden. Being a passionate cyclist in my teenage years, my Bike Mechanic Brother, taught me to fix my own bicycles, a vital bit of knowledge not only for a teenager trying to save money on bike repairs, but how it would shape my working career.

I've worked in all corners of the Bike industry,... shops, import and distribution, race teams, and even now for the Swedish Cycling Federation, as well as personal Guiding for a huge mix of private clients. They have all added up into helping me grow my knowledge of a bicycle, and how I can make one operate even in the worst environments with rider abuse,....which then played into the hand of being a confident TDA mechanic.

Guiding and Leading Tours came organically through my knowledge of Traveling, mixed with my knowledge of fixing bikes, thrown into the pot of being a passionate cyclist, and large desire of being on the Move.... Quite a mix.

TDA tours have the ability to provide one with a gift. It is a gift that keeps on giving...and that is: just when you think you have seen it all, there is always something else to surprise you with! From sleeping inside the Great Wall of China, to swatting flies off your sandwich in 49celcius Australian outback, or watching stars in the Sudanese Sahara, to Sipping Expresso's in an Italian cafe. From the Orderly bike lanes of Denmark to the chaos of Freetown, Sierra Leone.... There is so much that happens daily!

For any future rider that is wondering how to make their experience better. Set your expectations reasonably, ask questions, And come prepared... and Know your equipment!

Know how your bike feels, make sure it has arrived on tour Fully serviced. Know how to put up your tent if you're not confident with it.

And Figure out your bag packing! I have watched too many people lose an hour of their precious day (and some everyday for 4 months).. because they don't have their equipment organized.

Cheers..and happy riding!

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Dunhuang to Istanbul

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Dunhuang to Istanbul

Canada

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Daniel Blachut

Rider

Shanghai to Istanbul

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Daniel Blachut

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

Canada

I am a 59 year old married father of 3 daughters and grandfather to 2 little boys residing in Oakville, ON (Toronto). 10 years ago I did the 8,400 km trek from Vancouver, BC to St.John's, Nfld. After that incredible experience, I put the "Silk Road" on my bucket list, never even having visited the Far or Middle East. This summer my dream is going to become my reality....I am really looking forward. I also look forward to meeting you all and sharing what is advertised to be the adventure of a lifetime!

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Claire Pegler

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Claire Pegler

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

Australia

Hi there - I'm Claire and I'm your expedition medic/assistant tour director. I am a Registered Nurse in both Australia and New Zealand with a background in Emergency Nursing, and an interest in prehospital trauma and expedition medicine. Looking forward to seeing you all in Shanghai!!!

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Emily Currie

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Emily Currie

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

South Africa

“‘Happiness is only real when shared’: I think this counts for a whole spectrum of experiences and emotions—pain, hardship, excitement, joy, for instance—and explains why sharing an adventure or journey with a group makes it so very real!”

Who would have thought that growing up on a farm and a career in rural healthcare would prepare me for a job like my job at TDA? I always had the desire to travel and even though I thought working here would be too good to actually come true when I sent in my job application, here I am, six tours and 28 countries later. I’ve learned more about the world and myself then I ever expected.

With so many incredible memories—and so much food shared, so many friends made along the way—it will take me years to process everything I’ve experienced courtesy of TDA. Highlights of my travels so far include finishing the North American Epic (NAE) in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead, cycling Central Asia’s Pamir Highway, Abdul’s pilaf in the parking lot, Colombia, pan con chicharron, Patagonia, a massive thunder storm in Zambia, Hami melon, Madagascar, Samarkand, walnut and honey spread on fresh bread and topped with whipped yak cream, eaten in a warm yurt… and the list goes on! It’s amazing to realize that everything I experience with TDA will have an impact on my life long after these adventures are over.

One adventure I don’t expect to have again is the one I had in Mexico, when we discovered Hurricane Patricia was heading right straight at us. Monitoring the storm’s progress through the night—from stage 4 to stage 5—seemed so unreal. By 5:00 a.m., CNN was calling Patricia the strongest hurricane ever measured on planet earth. A few hours later, we loaded all bikes, riders, kit and crew onto an extra van and bus … and took off, tails between our legs, because Patricia was shaping up to be a beast! By nightfall we were safe and sound in the heart of tequila country, and, as Patricia lost most of her fury at landfall, the party at our lodgings ramped up.

There are so many wonderful aspects to working with TDA but key amongst them are travelling with purpose, meeting people from all over—and the food!

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Francine Plante

Rider

Xi'an to Istanbul

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Francine Plante

Rider
Xi'an to Istanbul

Canada

ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ! On n’est pas à la plage...

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Jude Kriwald

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Jude Kriwald

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

United Kingdom

This is my first TDA tour, I'll be working as your Assistant Tour Director. I've done a little bit of this route before by myself but I expect this to be a completely different experience, I can't wait! See you in Shanghai!

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Robin Bobo

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Kashgar to Istanbul

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Robin Bobo

Rider
Kashgar to Istanbul

United States

Paid up! Excited to go. [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/BoboSilkRoad http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/cycling-asia-for-health/184719

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Mike Hennessy

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Tehran to Istanbul

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Mike Hennessy

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Tehran to Istanbul

Canada

From Shawnigan Lake BC, near Victoria, I will be 70 by the time I get on my bike in Srinagar. In 2014 I rode the Silk Route from Tehran to Istanbul and returned in 2016 to ride from Beijing to Almaty. In 2015 I rode from home across my province to connect with the North American Epic and some riders and staff from SR 2014 - what a hoot! Now I'm returning to ride the Himalayas and a Silk Route reunion - at the time of this profile update eight Silk Route 2014/16 tour riders will be riding. I'm excited by the notion of riding with a new tribe across northern India and Nepal. Certainly much more exciting than doing the same ol' 50-150 km rides around familiar roads at home. See y'all soon. Cheers! Mike

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luc scheepmans

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Kashgar to Dushanbe

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luc scheepmans

Rider
Kashgar to Dushanbe

Belgium

just over 50 years old, experienced mountainbiker, slow traveller, love to meet other cultures and people.

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David Briery

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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David Briery

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Shanghai to Istanbul

United States

I’m a recreation cyclist who passion is discovering new places and cultures from the back roads of the world. I have cycled Malaysia, Vietnam, Morocco, and Ethiopia, much of Europe, as well as significant portions of the American West, including Alaska. Last year, I celebrated the first day of my retirement, by beginning a solo adventure from Venice Beach to my 50th High School Reunion in Topeka, KS. Through heat, followed by torrential monsoons, I finished 25 days later “one happy camper.” Twenty-five years ago I was fortunate to help start a ski school, the U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center at Big Bear, for the disabled of Southern California and Nevada. To help support the school, each October we cycle 350 miles from Big Bear to Mammoth in an adventure we call Peak-To-Peak. I hope many of my new friends from the Silk Route will join me.

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Bonny Fairweather

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Kashgar to Dushanbe

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Bonny Fairweather

Rider
Kashgar to Dushanbe

Canada

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Kashgar to Tehran

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Kashgar to Tehran

Australia

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Shanghai to Istanbul

Canada

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Finn Trygve Nybakke

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Kars to Istanbul

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Finn Trygve Nybakke

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Kars to Istanbul

Norway

My name is Finn and I have bene living in Norway all my life since I was born i 1952. I am a father and grandfather, and I did have a cat! In 2014 we joined TDA on the last stage on The Silk Road to Istanbul. After that we joined the Orient Express 2019, and last year, Viva Italia 2022. All 3 tours together with my beloved Asrun, but this time through Europe I go alone (but we are still partners). See you soon in Tallinn :-)

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ASRUN AALVIK

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Kars to Istanbul

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ASRUN AALVIK

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Kars to Istanbul

Norway

I am born in 1951 in Hardanger in the western part of Norway With narrow fjords between steep Mountains. I love hiking and biking, but most of all I love to be grand mother of two girls and one boy! I participated on 2019 Orient Express Full Tour. This year I only bike the first stage.

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Peter Gaskill

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Xi'an to Istanbul

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Peter Gaskill

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Xi'an to Istanbul

Canada

I'm 55, on a sabbatical from work, and excited to make the most of it. Cycling adds joy to my life and exploring the world by bike seems like the perfect thing to do. In the last 20 years most of my vacations have involved biking, skiing or mountaineering. Sharing this vacation with a group of adventure junkies is going to be a gas!

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Dushanbe to Tehran

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Dushanbe to Tehran

France

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Frieder Wolfart

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Frieder Wolfart

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

Switzerland

Being 60 it’s time to fulfil another dream of my life. Sailing, flying my sailplane, hiking and cycling are my preferred ways to experience the world‘s beauty and diversity. From now on I reduce my job as a teacher: half of the year cycling - half of the year teaching. Since I saw the TDA website two years ago I have been looking forward to the Silk-road-adventure. See you all in Shanghai.

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Gary Thomson

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Gary Thomson

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Shanghai to Istanbul

United Kingdom

Iam Gary, 36 years of age, born in Scotland, uk I have worked abroad for over 12 years and now I'm taking a few years off, "on a career break", so as part of my break , I want to try and do things i love, stay fit, achieve something fantastic and see the world. i love cycling and I have always had an interest in the Silk Road, to follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Marco Polo and to see these famous ancient lands will be amazing, this is the adventure of a life time for me, cannot wait. hope my legs keep up. ill be trying to blog about my experience too on http://garysilkroutecycle.wordpress.com

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Lloyd Strong

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Lloyd Strong

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Shanghai to Istanbul

Canada

HI, I'm looking forward to this adventure and meeting everyone. And renewing some old friendships as well. Never been to the Northwest territories and can't wait to experience all it's charms.

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Nykänen Ilkka

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Nykänen Ilkka

Rider
Shanghai to Istanbul

Finland

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Phillip Mumford

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Phillip Mumford

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Shanghai to Istanbul

United States

I'm a retired teacher living in Livermore, California. I enjoy biking and camping. I'm really looking forward to this epic bicycle tour.

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Robert Rowley

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Robert Rowley

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Shanghai to Istanbul

United States

"Oh Canada, Oh Canada, Where art thou?", Robert Shakespeare Rowley says, " I am excited to be cycling across this great country meeting interesting people, seeing pretty scenery and rolling along on pavement." On my last two tours I did Tour D' Afrique in 2012 and the Silk Route in 2014. I experienced long days in the saddle, early sunrises, sharing tea and vodka with the locals, had mechanical and physical breakdowns and produced three talent shows when the moral was down. I've learned that what is most important on these lengthy bicycle rides is getting along with everyone. It doesn't matter how good a cyclist I am. I just have to be able to self manage myself. I sit here imagining pushing the pedals with the wind at my back as we glide over the wind swept prairies toward Winnipeg. There is less than 90 days left until June 3. "There are miles to go before I sleep," Robert Frost writes. So, get after it, ride your kilo - meters before hand so you're ready to pedal OH CANADA!

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Shanny Hill

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Dunhuang to Dushanbe

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Shanny Hill

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Dunhuang to Dushanbe

Canada

Look forward to meeting everyone in Alaska. I have worked for TDA for over 10 years now and every trip is a new and challenging experience. I have been fortunate to have traveled all over the place, but North America ironically I have not explored much. It should be great fun (except maybe for the mosquitoes). Happy pedals...

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Keat S Wong

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Shanghai to Istanbul

Yvonne Goldsmith

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Kashgar to Istanbul

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Kashgar to Istanbul

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Tehran to Istanbul

 

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Shanghai to Istanbul

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Bruno Boilard

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Bruno Boilard

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

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Steve Winter

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Steve Winter

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

New Zealand

Originally from New Zealand I spent ten years living in the UK before moving to Latvia where I'm currently living. Always up for a challenge or adventure riding through West Africa seems like it should be for me...!

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Wim Pauw

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Dushanbe to Tehran

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Wim Pauw

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Dushanbe to Tehran

Canada

Born and raised in Utrecht ,NLD and moved to Canada in my early 20s. Have been living in Banff Alberta since 1971 and also have a residence in Scottsdale AZ. Me and my partner Nancy have travelled the world on our bicycles for the last 25 years but unfortunately she passed away July 2019 at a relatively young age (59). I promised her to keep on traveling with my bicycle so here I am doing another trip. Looking forwards to make new friends and enjoying life to it’s fullest .

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Wim Pauw

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Dushanbe to Tehran

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Wim Pauw

Rider
Dushanbe to Tehran

Canada

I have cycled mostly self contained or with other groups in 95 countries , with a goal of reaching 100 soon . This is my first TDA trip. I ski both alpine and Nordic.I live in Banff Canada and part time in Scottsdale AZ , USA .

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Beijing to Istanbul

United States

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PAR AKESSON

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Beijing to Istanbul

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PAR AKESSON

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Beijing to Istanbul

Sweden

Keen cyclist. Road, self supported touring and fully supported touring enthusiast.

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William Hsu

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Beijing to Tehran

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William Hsu

Rider
Beijing to Tehran

United Kingdom

I'm 21 and I'm doing the cycle with a friend for a charity called A Child Unheard. This will be my first cycle tour but really looking forward to it.

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Ruth Storm

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Ruth Storm

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Beijing to Istanbul

United Kingdom

Joining the Tour d’Afrique in 2007 was the beginning of my love of cycle touring. Since, I’ve cycled independently in Europe, New Zealand, Middle East, North America, TDA Silk Road 2016, TDA Madagascar 2019 and TDA Himalayas 2019. I also sail, trek, climb and ski long distances and remotely. Looking forward to exploring with like-minded friends!

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Erwin Attenberger

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Erwin Attenberger

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Beijing to Istanbul

Germany

Hi, I´m Erwin, already 69, retired. My first long tour was TDA 2014, where I went from Khartoum to Nairobi and on my own through Uganda, back to Kenia and from there down to Southafrica, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. Meantime I´ve been on several TDA-Tours including South America, Silk Route and Trans-Himalaya. Looking forward to meet you on the next tour with TDA.

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Robert Gex

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Almaty to Tehran

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Robert Gex

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Almaty to Tehran

Ireland

I have always loved to travel by bicycle, traveled around the world by bike for 2.5 years in my 20's... Now I take a solo trip every year for about one month. .

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Michael Archer

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Michael Archer

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

New Zealand

57 year old , ex builder , Married to a very understanding wife who has put up with my travel addiction for 29 years. I enjoy skiing and am also a Taekwon Do instructor. I have done a few adventurous things but not a bike trip like this ,am looking forward to going to places that until now were only in books like Marco Polo and travel stories .

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Stephen Warren

Rider

Gorno-Altaysk to Tehran

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Stephen Warren

Rider
Gorno-Altaysk to Tehran

United States

I am a professor of Earth Science (atmospheric physics and glaciology) in Seattle, now partly retired. I rode three weeks of the TdA Silk Route in 2016, from Siberia through Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan; I was usually the slowest rider. I crossed the Sahara in 1977 rather quickly by truck with a trans-Africa camping-safari. Now I'm looking for a more leisurely crossing.

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Liz Ferris

Rider

Beijing to Gorno-Altaysk

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Liz Ferris

Rider
Beijing to Gorno-Altaysk

Canada

Looking forward to meeting everyone in Addis Ababa. Cycled from Beijing through Mongolia and into Sibera with the 2016 Silk Route... phenomenal trip with some amazing folks. Hoping the TDA 2018 is more of the same! Climate Change policy analyst from Victoria BC.

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Beijing to Tehran

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Beijing to Tehran

United Kingdom

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Peter Ferris

Rider

Beijing to Gorno-Altaysk

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Peter Ferris

Rider
Beijing to Gorno-Altaysk

Canada

This is my second TDA tour. I rode on the 2016 Silk Route from Beijing to Siberia. Since 2016 I have enjoyed several cycling tours. I have cycle toured in British Columbia, Wales, England and New Zealand. I have enjoyed both supported and self supported cycle tours. I retired in 2016 to join the Silk Route. Since my retirement I have enjoyed cycling as a wonderful pastime. Cycling keeps me fit and young at heart. I’m looking forward to cycling across Canada and seeing the many sights that Canada has to offer.

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Frieder Wolfart

Rider

Beijing to Osh

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Frieder Wolfart

Rider
Beijing to Osh

Switzerland

After riding with TDA one and a half time the Silkroad, the Magical Madagaskar and the Himalaya Tour it's time for the next one to South Korea an Japan. For me Korea and Japan are totally unknown countries and it's time to change that. I am looking forward to meet some old friends again and to find some new ones.

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Mike Hennessy

Rider

Beijing to Almaty

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Mike Hennessy

Rider
Beijing to Almaty

Canada

From Shawnigan Lake BC, near Victoria, I will be 70 by the time I get on my bike in Srinagar. In 2014 I rode the Silk Route from Tehran to Istanbul and returned in 2016 to ride from Beijing to Almaty. In 2015 I rode from home across my province to connect with the North American Epic and some riders and staff from SR 2014 - what a hoot! Now I'm returning to ride the Himalayas and a Silk Route reunion - at the time of this profile update eight Silk Route 2014/16 tour riders will be riding. I'm excited by the notion of riding with a new tribe across northern India and Nepal. Certainly much more exciting than doing the same ol' 50-150 km rides around familiar roads at home. See y'all soon. Cheers! Mike

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Joan Donohue

Rider

Beijing to Dushanbe

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Joan Donohue

Rider
Beijing to Dushanbe

United States

I am a retired business professor from South Carolina who has done two other TDA trips - 2016 Silk Route from Beijing to Dushanbe and 2024 Tour d' Afrique.

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Per Sörner

Rider

Beijing to Gorno-Altaysk

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Per Sörner

Rider
Beijing to Gorno-Altaysk

Sweden

Freelance engineer, musician and reality hacker from the Swedish west coast. Currently on an indefinite sabbatical to explore life more fully. I find expedition cycling a good way to practice living in the present, enjoy the "simple" downsized life, see the world, fill up with new impressions and stretch the edge of my comfort zone. Previous TdA experience: Hong Kong to Bangkok (Bamboo Road premiere 2013), Bali to Alice Springs (Trans-Oceania premiere 2014), Quito to Cusco (SAE 2015), Ulan Bator to Gorno-Altaysk (Silk Route 2016), Freetown to Cape Coast (West Africa en Vélo premiere 2018) and Kashmir to Kathmandu (Trans Himalaya premiere 2019). Now preparing for Journey to the East (2024).

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Luke Costello

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Luke Costello

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

I'm Luke and I will be your medic for the SR 2016. After completing the Cairo to Cape Town 2013 adventure I'm pleased to be returning to the TDA. I'm a Registered Nurse with a background in Emergency Room & Intensive Care but I've also worked in remote areas of Canada's north and as a Flight Nurse. Looking forward to meeting you all in Beijing!

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Ron Jewula

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Ron Jewula

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

I live in Victoria and Whistler, Canada. Although I am more at home either on a sailboat or skiing, a couple years ago I rediscovered cycling after a short 48 year break. This will be my first trip to India and Nepal so very much looking forward to the ride. I still have a couple years of youth left before I turn 70, so what better way to enjoy life. I’ve done a couple longer rides – across Canada in 2015, Silk Route with TDA in 2014 until a rather inglorious end in Western China (I wasn’t watching and crashed out), then returning again in 2016 to complete the full ride. It will be great to ride again with many good friends – See you in Srinagar next August.

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Grant Prenevost

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Grant Prenevost

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

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Jacob Warner

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Jacob Warner

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

United Kingdom

Hi everyone, I will be helping out on the tour and occasionally riding a bike too. See you in Cartagena!

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Richard Walsh

Rider

Beijing to Osh

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Richard Walsh

Rider
Beijing to Osh

Ireland

Retired teacher but not inactive. In previous years I crossed USA and Australia and indeed Europe (from the West coast of Ireland to Istanbul) and in 2016 from Beijing to Osh, and the Pamir Highway in 2018..... always on my trusty cyclo-cross. I live in Tipperary.....so, no matter where I am, IT'S A LONG WAY TO GO home.

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Almaty to Osh

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Almaty to Osh

Ireland

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Robb Hickey

Rider

Beijing to Ulan Bator

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Robb Hickey

Rider
Beijing to Ulan Bator

United States

It's all good! More to come!

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Will Hill

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Will Hill

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

Back for round 3! Excited to be joining the flagship TDA tour. I will be your Assistant Tour Director. Looking forward to meeting you all. Cheers!

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Daniel Byrne

Rider

Beijing to Gorno-Altaysk

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Daniel Byrne

Rider
Beijing to Gorno-Altaysk

United States

Greetings all: Hello from Seattle. Excited about seizing the opprtunity to cycle across exotic Mongolia with an inspirational group. Getting in long distance shape this spring is task one! I look forward to learning more about each of you. Warm regards, Daniel V. Byrne

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Harrison Banks

Rider

Osh to Dushanbe

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Harrison Banks

Rider
Osh to Dushanbe

United Kingdom

I'm a Emergency Medicine doctor based in Manchester UK! I have always been passionate about the outdoors and am a keen fell runner (with my dog, Floki), climber and cyclist. My passion for the outdoors has fueled a desire to work in the extreme environment and I have completed a MSc in Global health, focusing on neglected tropical diseases, and diploma in Expedition Medicine. Since then I have been splitting time between the ER and event/expedition medicine, mostly working on multi-day ultra marathons and long-distance bike rides. Patagonia has been a dream destination of mine for many years so I am extremely honored and excited to be coming along as tour medic!

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Andreas Pakenham

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Andreas Pakenham

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

As a tour leader, I love the daily challenges, and ever changing worlds we are all so lucky to travel through. Getting a diverse group of cyclists, with different backgrounds, and goals across a continent is a rare thrill that makes life at home feel a bit pedestrian! The best feeling on tour is making a tough day go smoothly, and to surprise the riders with something unexpected or memorable along the way.

I live on the west coast of Canada, in Victoria, a quiet town which can seem like an extreme contrast to many of the places I tour with TDA. In the past I have done a number of solo cycling trips, as well as exploring by motorcycles when time was more limited. Over the years of travelling though, I've realized how much I enjoy the camaraderie of travelling with a group to share experiences and make memories with. My future goals for personal travel at the moment are a bit different, and are based around the sea. In the next couple years I want to go by boat to the extreme north of Canada, in the hopes of exploring places impossible to reach in any other manner.

It's hard to nail down a single memorable experience from all my trips with TDA, but I most often think back to the experiences of Central Asia, and discovering the beauty of the Pamir Mountains for the first time. At one particular high altitude camp in Tajikistan, I remember taking a hike with a group of riders up a steep 5000m peak adjacent to the camp. As we neared the top, we found ourselves unable to safely make it past 5000m due to a loose rock scramble for the last 20 meters. Disappointed, we turned around and witnessed a flock of Marco Polo Sheep running along the ridge just below us, making time before the sun set.

If I were to make a single suggestion to a future TDA rider, it would be to slow down, and keep a camera close at hand. The best stories at the end of the trip are not normally those of the speediest cyclist.

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Ivan Zimmermann

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Ivan Zimmermann

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

South Africa

Creative, adventourous, good sense of humour.

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Paul ten Brummelhuis

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Paul ten Brummelhuis

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Netherlands

As former participant in the Tourdafrique ( in sections) and the Silkroute (2016) and the first section to Calgary together with my daughter Lieke, and Westafrica en Velo 2018, I will do now the last two sections again .

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Jordan Kadelbach

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Jordan Kadelbach

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

Seasoned Bicycle Mechanic and Enthusiast. I like coffee,beer and long smooth descents. Mud,Snow,Gravel and Road. I love it all.

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Mark Lutz

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Mark Lutz

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

United States

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

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Bernice Aebly

Rider

Beijing to Almaty

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Bernice Aebly

Rider
Beijing to Almaty

Canada

This is me having fun in Vermont. This will be my fifth time with TDA, Orient Express in 2018, Baja section of North American Tour, 2013; Australia 2104; and 2 month Silk Route in 2016. The draw for the Silk Route was going through Mongolia . This new tour in the Himalayas is an area that I have not travel to before. Looking forward to the experience and meeting up again with friends from past tours. Wow so excited, a space came available for Journey to the East 2, so here I go again. So many good friends to meet up with again and to enjoy Japan. See you all soon.

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Joost Rovers

Rider

Ulan Bator to Gorno-Altaysk

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Joost Rovers

Rider
Ulan Bator to Gorno-Altaysk

Netherlands

This is the thirth time that I join the silk route. In 2008 I rode the whole route. In 2012 the Pamir Highway section and this year I want to discover Mongolia.

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Ashgabat to Tehran

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Ashgabat to Tehran

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Frederick Harris

Rider

Osh to Dushanbe

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Frederick Harris

Rider
Osh to Dushanbe

United States

Love to ride my bike. Live in New York City near Columbia University. I am involved in producing high density mixed income housing in New York.

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Osh to Dushanbe

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Osh to Dushanbe

United States

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Beijing to Gorno-Altaysk

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Beijing to Gorno-Altaysk

Canada

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Rhys Gray

Rider

Beijing to Almaty

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Rhys Gray

Rider
Beijing to Almaty

Australia

I am married and live between suburbia in Wollongong (near Sydney) but live mostly on a farm at Harden (in country New South Wales, Aust.). We are mostly retired (medical field) and enjoy trekking and travelling, plus 'my' riding. We have 8 'kids' and 13 grand-kids between us, to keep us busy. I thoroughly enjoyed the Shanghai-Xian section of 2012 Silk route and look forward to a longer commitment (Beijing -Almaty). Finished UB to Almaty in 2016.

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Almaty to Dushanbe

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Almaty to Dushanbe

Netherlands

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Roger Hesford

Rider

Dushanbe to Istanbul

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Roger Hesford

Rider
Dushanbe to Istanbul

Australia

Hi i'm in my mid fifties, a keen, though average cyclist. I am looking forward to scenery on route and the challenge of completing a lengthy journey by bike.

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Brian Fullerton

Rider

Tehran to Istanbul

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Brian Fullerton

Rider
Tehran to Istanbul

Canada

Have done several tda trips (mostly sections) and am excited about Helena to Moab. Even more excited about having a shiny new bike. The photo was taken during the West African trip not long before I fell in the ocean and ruined my phone, my gps, my pride and of course my bike.

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Doug Pearson

Rider

Tehran to Kars

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Doug Pearson

Rider
Tehran to Kars

United States

Hi All! I am 63 years old and live in St. Louis, Missouri, USA with my wife, Carolyn. I have two grown children, one living in Houston, Texas and the other living in Seattle, Washington. I completed the Tour d'Afrique in 2015 and the Garden of Eden Section of the Silk Route in 2016 and the Orient Express route from Paris to Budapest in 2019. Looking forward to hotels every night; Great new friendships; A fun relaxing time; Exploring with my wife and being with all of you!! Cheers!! Doug

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Jacqueline Goodall

Rider

Ulan Bator to Osh

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Jacqueline Goodall

Rider
Ulan Bator to Osh

Australia

Cant wait to hit the road for another TDA Tour! Looking forward to seeing some old touring buddies and meeting some new ones. Wish I was joining you for the full tour, but feel very lucky to be able to get away from work for three sections.

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Jacqueline Nel

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Jacqueline Nel

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

South Africa

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle." Ernest Hemingway

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Phillip Mumford

Rider

Almaty to Kars

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Phillip Mumford

Rider
Almaty to Kars

United States

I'm a retired teacher living in Livermore, California. I enjoy biking and camping. I'm really looking forward to this epic bicycle tour.

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Bruno Boilard

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

Steve Winter

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

Wim Pauw

Rider

Dushanbe to Tehran

Wim Pauw

Rider

Dushanbe to Tehran

 

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Helen Gertig

Medic

Beijing to Istanbul

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Helen Gertig

Medic
Beijing to Istanbul

United Kingdom

I'm a GP based in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. Love an adventure by any self-propelled means. I have previously been medic for the (fabulous) Tour d'Afrique, Silk Route and Trans-Himalaya TDA expeditions. Looking forward to joining you all for this joyful two-wheeled scamper!!

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Andreas Pakenham

Tour Leader

Beijing to Istanbul

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Andreas Pakenham

Tour Leader
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

As a tour leader, I love the daily challenges, and ever changing worlds we are all so lucky to travel through. Getting a diverse group of cyclists, with different backgrounds, and goals across a continent is a rare thrill that makes life at home feel a bit pedestrian! The best feeling on tour is making a tough day go smoothly, and to surprise the riders with something unexpected or memorable along the way.

I live on the west coast of Canada, in Victoria, a quiet town which can seem like an extreme contrast to many of the places I tour with TDA. In the past I have done a number of solo cycling trips, as well as exploring by motorcycles when time was more limited. Over the years of travelling though, I've realized how much I enjoy the camaraderie of travelling with a group to share experiences and make memories with. My future goals for personal travel at the moment are a bit different, and are based around the sea. In the next couple years I want to go by boat to the extreme north of Canada, in the hopes of exploring places impossible to reach in any other manner.

It's hard to nail down a single memorable experience from all my trips with TDA, but I most often think back to the experiences of Central Asia, and discovering the beauty of the Pamir Mountains for the first time. At one particular high altitude camp in Tajikistan, I remember taking a hike with a group of riders up a steep 5000m peak adjacent to the camp. As we neared the top, we found ourselves unable to safely make it past 5000m due to a loose rock scramble for the last 20 meters. Disappointed, we turned around and witnessed a flock of Marco Polo Sheep running along the ridge just below us, making time before the sun set.

If I were to make a single suggestion to a future TDA rider, it would be to slow down, and keep a camera close at hand. The best stories at the end of the trip are not normally those of the speediest cyclist.

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Peter McCartney

Rider

Osh to Tehran

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Peter McCartney

Rider
Osh to Tehran

Ireland

My name is Peter McCartney and this is my 4th TDA trip.

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will carter

Rider

Beijing to Osh

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will carter

Rider
Beijing to Osh

United Kingdom

I live in Bedford uk.,im 76 and enjoy the challenges of life

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Osh to Tehran

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Osh to Tehran

Ireland

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Ulan Bator to Ashgabat

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Ulan Bator to Ashgabat

United States

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Els van Gulik

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Els van Gulik

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Netherlands

I am Els and 65 years. I have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. The Silk Route was my second long distance bike ride in 2018. In 2016 I cycled from coast to coast through the US and Canada. Last year I was in Nepal, Climbing (5800 mtr). I am looking forward to the North American Epic and excited to meet all of you.

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Amy Jurries

Rider

Osh to Dushanbe

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Amy Jurries

Rider
Osh to Dushanbe

United States

I'm a freelance outdoor and adventure travel writer based in San Francisco. I absolutely love exploring new places on a bike -- there is no better way to travel!

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Richard Walsh

Rider

Osh to Ashgabat

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Richard Walsh

Rider
Osh to Ashgabat

Ireland

Retired teacher but not inactive. In previous years I crossed USA and Australia and indeed Europe (from the West coast of Ireland to Istanbul) and in 2016 from Beijing to Osh, and the Pamir Highway in 2018..... always on my trusty cyclo-cross. I live in Tipperary.....so, no matter where I am, IT'S A LONG WAY TO GO home.

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Lars Wilson

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Lars Wilson

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

United States

I am a retired psychologist. I live in Yakima, Washington. In 2018 I road the Silk Road with TDA to Almaty, Kazakhstan where I was forced to abandon the tour due to an infection that required surgery. I was originally signed up for the Trans Caucuses ride this year but it was recently canceled. Got an opening for this African ride so took it. I’m an older rider but fit and have experience on longer tours. Looking forward to this experience.

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Simon Prince

Rider

Almaty to Tehran

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Simon Prince

Rider
Almaty to Tehran

Canada

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Anke Goldschmidt

Rider

Beijing to Ulan Bator

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Anke Goldschmidt

Rider
Beijing to Ulan Bator

Australia

My name is Anke, I am married with 3 children and live in Perth, Australia. This will be my first TDA tour, I am only doing section 1 though. So far, I have done cycle trips in central and Western Australia as well as trips in Europe. I am slow but sure and am looking forward to it!

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Richard Kingsley-Smith

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Richard Kingsley-Smith

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

United Kingdom

Retired Brit, travelling round in various modes of transport!

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Kylie Sheppard

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Kylie Sheppard

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Australia

Hi, How awesome is it that we get to cycle across Africa?!! In 2018 I was lucky to participate in the TDA Silk Route. Since then I’ve been able to do some more cycle touring and bike packing trips throughout Oz, NZ and Europe. I'm looking forward to meeting you all - let the adventures begin!!!

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Phil Dixon

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Phil Dixon

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

I really love long distance cycling ...love the adversity of climbing …weather … distance….makes me smile all day .

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Theo de Klein

Rider

Beijing to Ulan Bator

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Theo de Klein

Rider
Beijing to Ulan Bator

Netherlands

Theo de Klein from the Netherlands,

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Victor Beijen

Rider

Beijing to Ulan Bator

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Victor Beijen

Rider
Beijing to Ulan Bator

Netherlands

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A. Ryan Lahuti

Rider

Osh to Tehran

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A. Ryan Lahuti

Rider
Osh to Tehran

United States

Hi everybody. I am from Tampa, Florida. I am passionate about traveling, cycling and reading a little bit of philosophy and economics in my spare time. Have done one other TDA tour (Silk route in 2018) It was also the last time I cycled up mountains ( Florida is mostly flat). Born in Iran, raised in US, I guess traveling the world and experiencing new cultures has become part of my DNA. I have never been to Vietnam and Cambodia, and look forward to exploring them (especially on a bicycle), and making new friends.

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Bruce Campbell

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Bruce Campbell

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

United States

Late 60's. 4 years retired - from computer work. Cycling for three decades. I ride a lot and I'm pretty fit, but this will be a big deal for me - certainly a challenge.

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Joan Thompson

Rider

Almaty to Tehran

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Joan Thompson

Rider
Almaty to Tehran

Canada

Hello fellow adventurers! I am a retired teacher who has rekindled a long-ago love affair with the bicycle. Most of my bike tours have been solo and self-spported, so looking forward to the comfort and company on this one!

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Jim Sarver

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Jim Sarver

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

United States

63 years old

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Roderik Otten

Rider

Ulan Bator to Ashgabat

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Roderik Otten

Rider
Ulan Bator to Ashgabat

Netherlands

I'm 64 years and a retired ENT-surgeon in the Netherlands. In 2005 I cycled part of the "Tour d'Afrique" (3500km from Nairobi to Vic Falls). In 2012 I cycled the "Andes Trail" (11.000km from Quito to Ushuaia). In 2013 I cycled in New Zealand and Australia (8000km with my tent and panniers). In 2014 Himalaya (from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal 1200km). In 2015 I cycled the "100 Cols Tour" in France in 6 weeks 4200km with 78.000 altitude meters. In 2017 I cycled "Going Northcape" (from Oslo to the Northcape 3000km). In 2017 part of the TDA "Bamboo Road" (from Hanoi to Penang, 3800km)

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Almaty to Ashgabat

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Almaty to Ashgabat

Netherlands

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Edmund Huang

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Edmund Huang

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

United States

I am a retired chemical engineering executive living in Washington State of the Pacific Northwest in the United States. I enjoy travel and am an avid hiker/biker. The Silk Road Tour will be the most ambitious bike trip I have attempted. Look forward to meeting my fellow travel companions!

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Almaty to Ashgabat

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Almaty to Ashgabat

Germany

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Mark Heim

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Mark Heim

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

United States

I was fortunate to retire early several years ago and since then I enjoy spending my free time staying fit and active. I've done multiple other long distance bike tours including a ride across the US then up to Alaska, TDA's Transeuropa, South American Epic, the Silk Route, and part of Africa, and the first half of the North American Epic. I’m looking forward to sharing this adventure with old friends and meeting new people.

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Brenda Trenholme

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Brenda Trenholme

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

I have a passion for most outdoor sports, especially in the mountains. As a TDA veteran, I’m looking forward to exploring SA with old cycling friends and staff and meeting new ones. By giving slideshows of my cycling adventures, I fundraise for a Canadian charity called the Kenya Education Endowment Fund. www.KenyaEducation.org

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Raymond Quan

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Raymond Quan

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

I have a bucket list started upon retirement after 35 years as a chemical / nuclear engineer. I have completed thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, 150 miles of the John Muir Trail and done several of the great walks in New Zealand. Also biked semi-solo, self contained Trans-Canada, then last year the Southern Tier with Adventure Cycling from San Diego to St Augustine. So the Silk Road will be my longgest bike trip, an item on my Bucket List.

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Virginia Stewart

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Virginia Stewart

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

Not too sure what I was going to do for my third act, I set out on a solo loaded bike ride around Lake Erie. A 1000 km loop ride from my home in St. Catharines, ON, CDN. My longest unplanned tour. That was 2015, since then, I celebrated turning 65, being 65 and getting older cycling across Canada then Europe solo. Cycling the Silk Road will have wrapped me around the world. Traveling solo, wild camping, and spending time with locals inspire my next adventures. In some ways, I’m intimidated by the thought of five months of a structured routine, but then again it will be like travelling with a family of like-minded people looking out for one another, which isn’t so bad. If a regular regiment is making me a bit anxious, the thought of bone shaking off-road riding makes me more so. I like the wind at my back and smooth asphalt. I look forward to meeting everyone. Roads were made for journeys not destinations. Confucius.

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Kees Kouwenhoven

Rider

Gorno-Altaysk to Istanbul

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Kees Kouwenhoven

Rider
Gorno-Altaysk to Istanbul

Netherlands

My name is Kees Kouwenhoven, age 58 I quit my job for this experience. I am only working a lot, not having time to live my dreams. So now it is about time for a change I am working as an adviser in horticulture greenhouses, in crop protection. Married without children

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Will Rafferty

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Will Rafferty

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Australia

I am from Tasmania, Australia and completed the Tour d'Afrique in 2015 as a rider. I enjoyed the experience so much that it compelled me to seek work with TDA Global Cycling. I have since worked on the Trans-Oceania & Oh Canada Tours and am looking forward to what i expect to be the best trip yet! I look forward to getting to know you all :)

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Jasper Koolstra

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Jasper Koolstra

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Netherlands

zwerft wat over de wereld. Met de fiets als favoriet vervoermiddel. (Andestrail, Great Divide)

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Beijing to Ulan Bator

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Beijing to Ulan Bator

United Kingdom

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EVAN KENLEY

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Almaty to Ashgabat

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EVAN KENLEY

Rider
Almaty to Ashgabat

Canada

I have the wanderlust. What better way to do it than by bike? I have traveled extensively and recently did the SAE and Silk Route. What fun and challenging trips. I am hitting that sweet spot in age when the time, energy and desire are there to challenge myself to new adventures. I look forward to sharing this challenging experience with my fellow adventurers.

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Marjan Winkler

Rider

Ulan Bator to Gorno-Altaysk

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Marjan Winkler

Rider
Ulan Bator to Gorno-Altaysk

Netherlands

I always wanted to visit Mongolia by train. Last year I did the Bamboo road by bicycle and this experience did me decide to do the Mongolian part of the Silk route by bicycle instaed of train. It will be a much more tough journey than the Bamboo road and travelling by train, but I look forward to it especially to do this part together with my partner Paul Otten who will go on to Oezbekistan. I will leave at Gorno Altaysk.

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Pieter van der Korst

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Beijing to Gorno-Altaysk

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Pieter van der Korst

Rider
Beijing to Gorno-Altaysk

Netherlands

I am 56 years old, married, two children (16 and 17), lawyer taking a sabbatical after 31 years of practicing law. when I was young (16 -21), I competed as a cyclist, by now I enjoy trips on the bike at a lower pace. I look forward to cycling in Asia!

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Mitchell Kadelbach

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Mitchell Kadelbach

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

United Kingdom

Something of a British Canadian mongrel, raised in Toronto and currently awaiting judgement day in the UK's Southwest. I first cut my teeth as a chef in Toronto's fast-paced restaurant scene, specialising in Italian and Mexican cuisine. But really grew in to my own, after I started traveling, seeing drawing connections, conjuring up my own fusions, and getting to grips with real french cuisine in France. In 2018, I completed the Silk Route tour with TDA as the tour chef. and then returned to the region in 2022 on TDA's Trans-Caucuses. Working for TDA is truly a dream come true, as I never stop savouring the opportunity, overland across continent, tasting cuisine, drinking in the sights and sounds, learning languages and laughing with locals. I hope to engaged more openly with my travels by, recording and photographing the outlandish and irregular natural and cultural communities, eventually capitalising on my journalism undergrad.

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Elaina O' Brien

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Elaina O' Brien

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Ireland

I'm an english teacher from Ireland, with a love for health and fitness, and the great outdoors. I'm always up for a new challenge, the more adventurous the better! I have a blog and youtube channel dedicated to adventure travel, and love created digital content showing off this beautiful world we get to explore. I think bike touring is a gateway to seeing the world through heightened senses. It gives you a unique opportunity to learn from the places and people you meet along the way, as well as getting to know yourself in all sorts of conditions. I'm excited to be part of this expedition and ready to meet everyone and get going!

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Mike Gurnham

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Mike Gurnham

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

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Dushanbe to Istanbul

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Dushanbe to Istanbul

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Beijing to Istanbul

Sweden

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Gerald Mueller

Rider

Almaty to Dushanbe

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Gerald Mueller

Rider
Almaty to Dushanbe

Canada

I am 61 years old and have been an avid cyclist for 39 years, when I first started commuting to work. With my first MTB bike purchased in 1992, that meant I could commute 12 months of the year. I did my first big solo bike tour through Germany and into neighbouring countries in 1982. That trip was three weeks long, and I managed two more tours in Canada, and then came marriage. I gave up touring, but not cycling. In the mid 90's I really got into MTB racing, so I then managed to get away for fun time on long weekend MTB trips. Since my wife is Swiss born, we travel quite frequently to visit her family. I used to love to bring my MTB, but sometimes I just rent a bike. Switzerland is such a great country to cycle, and it doesn't matter if you ride road or MTB. Ten years ago, I had my current touring bike custom made by Hugh Black who owns and operates True North Cycles. Since then, my bike has made it over to Europe on five separate tours, with the last three trips being in former Eastern Bloc countries.

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Dave Bell

Rider

Almaty to Dushanbe

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Dave Bell

Rider
Almaty to Dushanbe

Canada

I am an avid cyclist living in London Ontario Canada. My main cycling interests now are road riding and touring, although I mountain bike occasionally. I have completed 5 cycling tours in Europe in the last 9 years - all self planned and supported, riding with 2-3 friends. I was educated as a mechanical engineer, but worked mainly in operations and supply management in the automotive industry. I retired in 2009 and now work part time to keep busy. My wife Mary and I have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

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LINO MONGE

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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LINO MONGE

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Beijing to Istanbul

Catalonia

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Osh to Dushanbe

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Osh to Dushanbe

France

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Beijing to Ulan Bator

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Beijing to Ulan Bator

Netherlands

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Dushanbe to Ashgabat

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Dushanbe to Ashgabat

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Jim Arthur

Rider

Tehran to Kars

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Jim Arthur

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Tehran to Kars

South Africa

Partly retired and trying to spend more time on my bike.

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Tehran to Kars

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Tehran to Kars

South Africa

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Ashgabat to Tehran

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Ashgabat to Tehran

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Gorno-Altaysk to Istanbul

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Gorno-Altaysk to Istanbul

Germany

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Rachel Vanderzwet

Rider

Almaty to Ashgabat

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Rachel Vanderzwet

Rider
Almaty to Ashgabat

Canada

Coming from Victoria, BC I have been fortunate enough to join TDA on a number of tours over the last 5 years. The Bamboo Road in 2022 was my introduction to Southeast Asia and I can not recommend it enough. Kind locals, gorgeous and ever changing roadside scenery and truely delicous food; I am very excited to be making my way back on the Golden Buddha this year!

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michael howard

Rider

Dushanbe to Ashgabat

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michael howard

Rider
Dushanbe to Ashgabat

United Kingdom

I have been cycling on and off since I joined a North London UK cycling club when I was 15. Since then I have 2 children one of whom convinced me to try Tour De Afrique. Due to business reasons I could only cycle from Khartoum to Addis Ababa. I was hooked, tow years later and here we are again. I am training whenever I can. Since my first TDA adventure the bug bit me. Cycled Tanzania to Namimbia and Kygrstand to Turkmanistan. I train on tollers in the garage due to work commitments. I am looking forward to Magical Mdagascar.

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Juergen Willrodt

Rider

Almaty to Dushanbe

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Juergen Willrodt

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Almaty to Dushanbe

Germany

I am 73 years old and have already participated in 10 TDA tours mainly as a sectional rider. I am married and happy father of three girls (42, 27 and 24) and grandfather of three grandchildren. I am partly retired working now just 1 or 2 days a week which gives me plenty of time to travel. I have studied physics and have a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics. I have been active in sports all my life and before I started doing cycling tours I have been active in Karate and participated in World Championships 1975 in Los Angeles and 1977 in Tokyo and became European Champion in 1977. You can find more information on my website.

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Nelson Lacharity

Rider

Osh to Istanbul

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Nelson Lacharity

Rider
Osh to Istanbul

Canada

I am from Vancouver, BC, retired June of 2012. I discovered bicycling when I was 42 and long distance cycling when I was 59, so I had to retire to make time for the touring. I have been on six other TDA tours (Amber Route 2010, Bamboo 2013, and South American 2015, TransEuropa 1016, Tour d'Afrique 2017, Silk Route 2018 and North American Epic 2019) as well as several other long distance rides. For me cycling is mostly about the bike, but the chance to see new places and new cultures is right up there, along with one of the biggest pleasures, which is the people - meeting new ones and meeting up with ones from previous rides.

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Andreas Pakenham

Tour Leader

Beijing to Istanbul

Peter McCartney

Rider

Osh to Tehran

will carter

Rider

Beijing to Osh

 

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Osh to Tehran

 

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Ulan Bator to Ashgabat

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Moniek Mestrom

Medic

Almaty to Istanbul

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Moniek Mestrom

Medic
Almaty to Istanbul

Netherlands

Hi! I will be the medic on the silk route in 2023 and I can't wait to explore this beautiful part of the world. In my 'normal' life I work as an emergency doctor, originally from the Netherlands but I have been living and working in New Zealand since late 2021. I take regular breaks to enjoy nature, be outdoor more and take in whatever the world has to offer. I just looove the sea and the mountains, so it makes sense I need to escape the Netherlands often right? Since finishing medical school in 2013 I have specialized in Emergency Medicine and I have worked as an expedition doctor, covering jobs in all 7 continents. The polar regions are one of my favorite places where I work as the ship doctor now and then since 2017. In April I crossed the Atlantic Ocean and a few weeks ago I was still in Spitsbergen working as an expedition guide. This will be my first long distance bike ride and I'm super excited! I cycled through Malawi in 2019 which was beautiful so let's have an amazing experience on the silk route trip this year too! See you soon!

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Mitchell Kadelbach

Chef

Almaty to Istanbul

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Mitchell Kadelbach

Chef
Almaty to Istanbul

United Kingdom

Something of a British Canadian mongrel, raised in Toronto and currently awaiting judgement day in the UK's Southwest. I first cut my teeth as a chef in Toronto's fast-paced restaurant scene, specialising in Italian and Mexican cuisine. But really grew in to my own, after I started traveling, seeing drawing connections, conjuring up my own fusions, and getting to grips with real french cuisine in France. In 2018, I completed the Silk Route tour with TDA as the tour chef. and then returned to the region in 2022 on TDA's Trans-Caucuses. Working for TDA is truly a dream come true, as I never stop savouring the opportunity, overland across continent, tasting cuisine, drinking in the sights and sounds, learning languages and laughing with locals. I hope to engaged more openly with my travels by, recording and photographing the outlandish and irregular natural and cultural communities, eventually capitalising on my journalism undergrad.

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Nicholas Coe

Content Creator

Almaty to Istanbul

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Nicholas Coe

Content Creator
Almaty to Istanbul

United States

A photographer that plays outside all year round. From Vermont, and now split time between there and Colorado. Excited to work with TDA for a 3rd expedition!

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Michaela Pye

Tour Leader Trainee

Almaty to Istanbul

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Michaela Pye

Tour Leader Trainee
Almaty to Istanbul

Canada

Newfoundlander who migrated to the mountains of Northern British Columbia. Over the past decade I've had lots of excellent times on my bike- across South America, Eastern Canada, and many bikepacking trips in the great northern part of Canada/Alaska! In the winters I work as a Ski Guide!

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Carolina Ceravolo

Tour Leader

Almaty to Istanbul

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Carolina Ceravolo

Tour Leader
Almaty to Istanbul

Brazil

There are many things I love about my job, but my favorite is to dive deep in the route to learn all about its features, profile, geographical and historical facts, and to reunite with the team and riders to explore the journey together. All of us are very privileged to be able to explore the world at the pace of a bicycle; to really be present and see, feel, hear and smell all the environments we are cycling through. I love to keep the riders focused on their journey, motivating them to see the magic and the beauty of what we have the opportunity to be doing. I like to be the bridge to their experience, helping them face the challenges and persevere.

I currently live in Belgium. I have been traveling through all hidden corners of the American continent and Europe for the last 10 years where I learnt about its history and culture. I'm a certified nature and history guide in Mexico, specialized in Mayan History. I'm also a technical cave diver and worked with cave exploration in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, where I lived for 9 years. Here I developed skills in safety and risk management, which is one of my favorite aspects of the job as a tour leader: to be able to foresee hazards and plan ways to mitigate them.

Cycling is my favorite thing to do, so in 2017 I did a solo self supported bike trip for 4 months from Mexico to Brazil. This was when I decided to change the course of my career from guiding nature and cave diving tours to working with cycling tour companies, realizing I could transfer my skills in safety and risk assessment from cave diving into leading cycling tours/expeditions.

My tip for cyclists joining our tours is to trully allow yourself to be out of your comfort zone and to enjoy being there. Traveling by bike is physically challenging, but having a strong, open and adventurous mind is what you need to take the most out of it. Learn to appreciate the differences. To think as a group and to be realistic about what crossing a country - or a few of them - by bicycle implies. It's a unique and a massive achievement for everyone involved in it, don't forget that! Have fun, and smile always.

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Malcolm Juring

Tour Leader Trainee

Almaty to Istanbul

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Malcolm Juring

Tour Leader Trainee
Almaty to Istanbul

United States

What I love most about being a Tour Leader is traveling the world, riding bikes, and meeting new and interesting people on every trip. What more could you ask for?

I started working at bike shops and as a bike courier while at university. The income from these jobs allowed me to plan my own cycling trips during school breaks. Following university, I spent two years working with an aid organization in Guinea, where I was surprised to see a TDA tour passing through rural West Africa. Several years and one pandemic later, I found myself guiding bike tours around the US, dreaming about even greater adventures.

One of my most memorable experiences from a TDA tour was in Tuktoyaktuk at the start of the North American Epic. I went for a swim in the Arctic Ocean and I remember thinking "Would I ever have this chance again?" But when I waded into the water, I realized something wasn't right: the water wasn't cold. It felt like a heated pool and it ended up being an unpleasant swim. My mind was occupied with what I had read about rising sea temperatures while every inch of my skin above water was attacked by mosquitoes. But I remember the visceral feeling of "so, this is what the Arctic Ocean really is."

My advice for anyone planning to join a TDA tour is to read a book, fiction or nonfiction, set in your tour's destination. Also, try learning a few phrases in the local language, and don't forget your towel!

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Ryan Rice

Bike Mechanic

Almaty to Istanbul

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Ryan Rice

Bike Mechanic
Almaty to Istanbul

United States

Is there a more challenging, charming, or humbling way to travel the World and discover it’s people and treasures? If there is, I haven’t come across it yet, and perhaps I wish not to. I have been a bicycle mechanic for over ten years and it has led me towards new adventures and friendships. Here’s to clean and lubed chains, straight wheels, and a comfy saddle! See you on the next adventure!

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Josiah Skeats

Tour Leader Trainee

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Josiah Skeats

Tour Leader Trainee
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United Kingdom

In 2015, I pedalled from my home in England intending to cycle to Australia, a journey I naively believed would take one year. Three years later I eventually reached Sydney having discovered a passion for slow travel and adventure. Since then, I've cycled across southern Africa, sailed across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and spent the covid pandemic stuck on a one-kilometre island in the Arctic with a fisherman, an artist and a trumpet player - sounds like the start of a joke, right? I particularly love sharing this love of adventure travel through writing, photography and expedition leading. I can't wait to begin my next TDA adventure, and meet you all along the way!

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Lorna Eaton-Brown

Tour Leader Trainee

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Lorna Eaton-Brown

Tour Leader Trainee
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United Kingdom

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Sinan Yuksel

Local Support

Erzurum to Istanbul

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Sinan Yuksel

Local Support
Erzurum to Istanbul

Turkey

Hi! TDA odyssey 23 is my first tour with TDA. I was very much inspired from the riders and staff when i helped a TDA tour as a translater in Turkey and I wanted to be a part of it. I am a part time engineer, and a part time farmer. Very excited to experience Europe with a speed of a bike :)

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Rod Oram

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Rod Oram

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

New Zealand

I'm a New Zealander, tho originally from the UK,. My wonderful wife of 47 years to date, and I have a terrific daughter. I'm a business journalist for Newsroom.co.nz, I'm an Edmund Hillary Fellow https://www.ehf.org/ and am involved in all sorts of other things. I have always cycled a fair amount..since I was a small kid. Some highlights in recent years include all seven Tours of New Zealand so far; a one day ride in 2009 across the South Island of NZ from the Tasman Sea , over our Alps to the Pacific Ocean, for a total of 260km; a north-south end-to end of NZ in 2010...riding 2,200km in 14 days; and in 2022 another NZ end-to-end, Tour Aotearoa, a 3,000km bike packing trip, much of it off tarmac, in 28 days. And years ago, my wife and I spent a leisurely three weeks riding from John O'Groats to Lands End in the UK, taking a slightly roundabout 1,150 mile route. I was born in Birmingham in the UK...and I first visited Beijing as a young business journalist and have been back numerous times since. China's long been a dominant factor in my work. So riding from Birmingham to Beijing is a long-standing ambition. Given Covid's great disruptions, tho, it's a rather round-about route: Almaty to Istanbul in 2023, Istanbul to Birmingham in 2024 and Beijing to Almaty in 2025!

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Eero Oura

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Eero Oura

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

Finland

After starting trekking at the age of 50, I have spent some 2 months every year on skis, pulling sledge, carrying rucksack or kayaking. Most recently also cycling. My greatest affections are polar expeditions and long/ultralong treks both alone and in a group. Challenging shorter-duration treks here and there. Cycling experience is still modest but growing Himalayas Lhasa-Kathmandu, Pamirs Dushanbe - Osh, Vietnam Hanoi - Saigon, Vietnam's northern mountains, Trans-Europe, round Finland, round the Baltic Sea, western half of Silk Route, 2024 tour d'Afrique

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Thomas Powers

Rider

Almaty to Osh

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Thomas Powers

Rider
Almaty to Osh

United States

This trip is a retirement gift to myself, and another step in a lifelong immersion in cycling. I’ve raced on roads, velodromes, and gravel since a teenager, toured across the USA and up and down the West Coast, done a few supported tours in Italy and France, and Almaty-Osh with TDA in 2023. The current plan is to bikepack the Tian Shan Traverse (reverse directions, with a loop back to Bishkek) in July and meet the TDA caravan in Osh to continue through the Pamirs and onwards.

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Leonie Katekar

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Leonie Katekar

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

Australia

I am a fit an healthy 58 year old lady from Australia. I have been a keen cyclist for most of my life using cycling for commuting as well as recreation. Recently I undertook a bike packing adventure solo from Guatemala to Ushuaia - over 12,000km. I did this unsupported and raised $19,000 for the Fight Cancer Foundation. Since returning I have quit full time work so I am officially 'retired' and have writen a book about my adventure called 'When We're Not Afraid'. When I am not working I have been a medical officer managing hospitals and primary health care services. I have four grown children in their early 20s. I am a dog lover.

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider

Almaty to Khiva

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider
Almaty to Khiva

Australia

I am a retired lecturer in Food Science living in Melbourne and have been cycling as an adult for 40+years. I completed Cairo to Cape Town with TdA in 2019 albeit in stages having started back in 2013. I have previously cycled across Canada with Tour du Canada. some years back I rode with two friends from the north to the south of the UK (John O'Groats to Lands End) taking a wandering route and enjoying English and Scottish B&Bs and the odd pub.

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Almaty to Istanbul

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Almaty to Istanbul

United States

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Joanne Challen

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Joanne Challen

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

Canada

This will be my first long distance bike ride but I did do the Tour de Wyoming a few years ago. I'm a generally active person who does a lot of backpacking and hiking in the summer and cross country skiing in the winter. My husband and I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro last year but I know this trip will be a whole other level from that! I can't wait to sightsee by bike on the Silk Route 2023. I've wanted to visit Central Asia for most of my life.

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Warwick Board

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Warwick Board

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

Canada

Recently retired Zanuck geologist passionate about wild birds, animals, and the spectacular natural landscapes that provide habitat for them. I also love mountain biking on Vancouver's North Shore mountains and along the Sea to Sky corridor, as well as mountaineering, skiing, ski mountaineering, hiking, and travelling.

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Gary Hoffman

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Gary Hoffman

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United States

A retired guy from Washington DC who really enjoys biking and meeting new people on these TDA trips.

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nicholas Ramsbotham

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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nicholas Ramsbotham

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

United Kingdom

Getting a different perspective on life but I have no social media so no links Sorry

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Jane Tagney

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Jane Tagney

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

Australia

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Erwin Attenberger

Rider

Tbilisi to Erzurum

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Erwin Attenberger

Rider
Tbilisi to Erzurum

Germany

Hi, I´m Erwin, already 69, retired. My first long tour was TDA 2014, where I went from Khartoum to Nairobi and on my own through Uganda, back to Kenia and from there down to Southafrica, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. Meantime I´ve been on several TDA-Tours including South America, Silk Route and Trans-Himalaya. Looking forward to meet you on the next tour with TDA.

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Soren Schriver

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Soren Schriver

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

Denmark

Danish native, born 1956. Maried to Nina, who is riding Silroute too. 30 years mainly MTB riding. This will be my first TDA trip and first long trip. We have biked many places in the world, the picture is from today, taken in Georgia, Kaukasus mountains. Looking forward to ride with you all. Søren

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Nina Billenstein Schriver

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Nina Billenstein Schriver

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

Denmark

I am Nina from Denmark, 66 years old. I am married to Soren who is also on the Silk Route tour. I am still active working with a program I have startet in 2007 - WAWCAS - Women at Work Children at School - an entrepreneurship program for women living in poverty in Nepal. Living in Nepal several months a year I have had the opportunity to mountainbike there in the beautiful mountains. I am roadbiking and mountainbiking in Denmark and in several other countries around the world. My picture is taken in fantastic Georgia, which we are so lucky to experience again on our Silk Route tour. I am looking very much forward to the tour through fantastic countries and on a historical route together with all of you being a part of the group.

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Lars Bak

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Lars Bak

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

Denmark

Retired computer scientist.

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Jette Bak

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Jette Bak

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

Denmark

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Roger Palmer

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Roger Palmer

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

Australia

Hello fellow adventurers. I’m from Melbourne Australia, occasionally the worlds most liveable city! Im looking forward to cycling new roads to exciting places with a great bunch of people. I've been a regular cyclist for many years. Recent trips have been to the Dolomites /Tuscany in Italy, Morocco with TDA in 2022, Nice to Annecy doing some of the TDF classics along with great local food and wine and finishing 2022 in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. The subtropical north east coast of Australia a few years back was a great regional food and wine experience. Pre covid adventures also included backcountry skiing in Iceland, Norway and Japan along with sail and ski trips in Norwegian fjords and the northern coast of Iceland. I had planned some backcountry skiing in Kyrgyzstan early 2022 but covid got in the way of that. Was then re inspired by Joanna Lumleys Silk Road adventures.

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Rob Fisher

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Rob Fisher

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

United States

I am 68 years old and have been more of a hiker than biker. I have done three 10-day or so trips with my kids as well as a daily commute and weekend excursions on the bike. I was in the newspaper business for about 30 years, leaving about the same time newspapers in their historic construct left us. For last eight years my brother and I have been running a wine and spirits store in New York City and we recently sold it to the employees. I look forward to seeing the back of all your heads as I trail the group while cycling and your faces at the end of the day. I have no social media accounts.

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will carter

Rider

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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will carter

Rider
Tbilisi to Istanbul

United Kingdom

I live in Bedford uk.,im 76 and enjoy the challenges of life

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Jerry Huynh

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Jerry Huynh

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

Singapore

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Almaty to Osh

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Almaty to Osh

United States

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Almaty to Istanbul

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Almaty to Istanbul

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Anton Tasic

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Anton Tasic

Rider
Almaty to Istanbul

Slovenia

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Carolina Ceravolo

Tour Leader

Almaty to Istanbul

Rod Oram

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

Eero Oura

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

Thomas Powers

Rider

Almaty to Osh

Leonie Katekar

Rider

Almaty to Istanbul

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider

Tblisi to Istanbul

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Terry Scheikowski

Rider
Tblisi to Istanbul

Australia

I am a retired lecturer in Food Science living in Melbourne and have been cycling as an adult for 40+years. I completed Cairo to Cape Town with TdA in 2019 albeit in stages having started back in 2013. I have previously cycled across Canada with Tour du Canada. some years back I rode with two friends from the north to the south of the UK (John O'Groats to Lands End) taking a wandering route and enjoying English and Scottish B&Bs and the odd pub.

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Osh to Dushanbe

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Osh to Dushanbe

Ireland

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Susan Jostrom

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Susan Jostrom

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

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Michael Jostrom

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Michael Jostrom

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

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Marco Panebianco

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

Shelley Friedrich

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Shelley Friedrich

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

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Ross Friedrich

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Ross Friedrich

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

New Zealand

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Eero Oura

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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Eero Oura

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Finland

After starting trekking at the age of 50, I have spent some 2 months every year on skis, pulling sledge, carrying rucksack or kayaking. Most recently also cycling. My greatest affections are polar expeditions and long/ultralong treks both alone and in a group. Challenging shorter-duration treks here and there. Cycling experience is still modest but growing Himalayas Lhasa-Kathmandu, Pamirs Dushanbe - Osh, Vietnam Hanoi - Saigon, Vietnam's northern mountains, Trans-Europe, round Finland, round the Baltic Sea, western half of Silk Route, 2024 tour d'Afrique

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ANDREW BRINK

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

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ANDREW BRINK

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Beijing to Istanbul

Australia

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Scott Lee

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Scott Lee

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Beijing to Istanbul

Australia

Retired. Have ridden X USA, Eurovelo6 and Indipac22 and others, mostly with my wife, Gretta. Appreciate that seeing the world by bike is the best.

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Gretta Lee

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Gretta Lee

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Pai Hwong

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Beijing to Ulan Bator

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Pai Hwong

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Beijing to Ulan Bator

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Beijing to Istanbul

United States

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Beijing to Istanbul

Norway

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Julie Rezler

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Julie Rezler

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Beijing to Istanbul

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C. Kwon Kim

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Beijing to Istanbul

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C. Kwon Kim

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Erika Lindquist

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Erika Lindquist

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Beijing to Istanbul

United States

Retired biology scientist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Mayumi Stroy

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Mayumi Stroy

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Beijing to Istanbul

United States

55 year old who enjoys bicycle touring, traveling, hiking, and downhill and xc skiing. Lives in Soda Springs, CA. This will be my forth trip with TDA - 2020 Tour d’Afrique, 2021 Great American Road Trip, and 2022 Bamboo Road. Down time activities includes cooking, eating, listening to music, watching futbol, and reading. This trip is the top of my bucket list and I can’t wait to explore that same areas that Genghis Khan and Marco Polo traveled. What adventures we will have!

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Anthony Rock

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Tblisi to Istanbul

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Anthony Rock

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Tblisi to Istanbul

United States

I'm a Canadian-American and split my time between urban urban life Brooklyn, NY and on the Northumberland Strait in Atlantic Canada. The Orient Express will be my 6th ride with TDA.

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Sanborn Hodgkins

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Sanborn Hodgkins

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Beijing to Istanbul

I live in Italy and California. I ride, run, xc ski, swim, hike... Lots of time outdoors.

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Jonna Koch

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Almaty to Khiva

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Jonna Koch

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Almaty to Khiva

Denmark

I feel alive when I am riding my bike. It is my fourth TDA tour. I did the Trans-Himalaya 2019, Kingdom of the West 2022 and Trans-Caucasus 2022.

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Chieh Peng

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Chieh Peng

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Roger Moir

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Roger Moir

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Beijing to Istanbul

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roger warren

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Almaty to Istanbul

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roger warren

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Almaty to Istanbul

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Carolien Lamers

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Carolien Lamers

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Beijing to Istanbul

Netherlands

This will be my first tour with TDA. My cycling resume: tours in The Netherlands, Belgium, from home to Paris and to Berlin. Organized my own 6-months tour from Sapporo (Japan) to Singapore in 2018/19. Next to tour cycling, I like running, boxing, learning Chinese and sleeping late.

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Beijing to Istanbul

United Kingdom

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David Odonnell

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Beijing to Istanbul

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David Odonnell

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Beijing to Istanbul

United Kingdom

53yrs old, from Manchester UK. TDA tour no 5. Looking forward to S E Asia. C U all soon. Cheers. David.

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Beat Karl Aschwanden

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Beat Karl Aschwanden

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Beijing to Istanbul

Switzerland

I have been retired since April 2017. In 2018 I rode with a group of cyclists from St. Petersburg to Vladivostock. I had registered for the Tour d'Africa for 2020. On December 14, 2019, I suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in my left foot. The dream of Africa was over. Now I need a new challenge. Just 5 days later, I registered for Silk Road 2021. And again there is a shift. Now I hope that we can start the journey from Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City on July 7, 2022. I completed the trip successfully. Now I'm looking forward to the South America Epic 2024 from Cartagena to Ushuaia

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Peggy Schrieber

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Peggy Schrieber

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Beijing to Istanbul

United States

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Jeanine Hartnett

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Beijing to Erzurum

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Jeanine Hartnett

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Beijing to Erzurum

United States

This will be my fifth TDA trip. I retired from a banking career in New York in 2016. I’ve done many other long distance cycling trips, including across the US in 2017.

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Nicholas Beardow

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Nicholas Beardow

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Beijing to Istanbul

United Kingdom

I have completed three TDA tours and loved all of them. Although I travelled extensively in South America, I have never cycled there, so this will be another new adventure. I live and work in Singapore.

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Neil Casson

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Almaty to Khiva

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Neil Casson

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Almaty to Khiva

United Kingdom

A Brit "by passport" but with strong nomadic tendencies having spent the last 40 years overseas (Europe, SE Asia, Middle East, North & South America). A committed cyclist for the last 20 years and a TDA Alumnus, having completed the Bamboo Road in 2022 and Journey to the East in 2023.

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David Kiser

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Beijing to Istanbul

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David Kiser

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Beijing to Istanbul

United States

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Patrick Nettesheim

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Patrick Nettesheim

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Beijing to Istanbul

United States

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Martin Kister

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Tblisi to Erzurum

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Martin Kister

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Tblisi to Erzurum

Germany

Beeing transferred from the canceled Transcaucasus I have to visit Armenia on my one. But joining this section of the Silk Road opens the oportunity to discover Georgia and the east of Anatolia. I have wanted to visit this regions since many years. Cycling through these countries and visiting some sites on rest days seem to be a splendid way to experience them. I am also looking forward to cycling along the vineyards and stopping for some wine tasting.

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Beijing to Dushanbe

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Beijing to Dushanbe

United States

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Mike Crum

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Mike Crum

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Beijing to Istanbul

New Zealand

Sixty years old. Kiwifruit Orchardist from NZ Looking for adventure Have ridden Tour d Afrique and NA Epic Epic Should be experienced, sure don’t feel Iike it !!! Very excited and challenged to be doing this !!!

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Michael Miller

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Michael Miller

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Inge Ruijs

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Inge Ruijs

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Beijing to Istanbul

Netherlands

In 2022 I did the North American Epic and got hooked. I love longdistance walking and biking and am looking forward to my next trip!

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Luca Ruijs

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Luca Ruijs

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Tom Woodard

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Tom Woodard

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Beijing to Istanbul

United Kingdom

Time for another adventure, (veteran of Tour d'Afrique 2018, South American Epic 2022 and Trans-Himalaya 2023.) Looking forward to meeting a group of like minded people to share the experience.

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Tjeerd Saatrube

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Tjeerd Saatrube

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Beijing to Istanbul

Netherlands

Hi, my name is typical Dutch and for most people difficult to pronounce. So just call me 'cheers', that's very close to what it should be. Although I am a flatlander of 57 years, I love the mountains all year round: hiking, skiing and biking. In 2023 I enjoyed my first TDA-tour to the Himalayas. That experience tasted so good, that I really wanted to book another trip with TDA.

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Alasdair Pitt

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Alasdair Pitt

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Brian McCloskey

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Brian McCloskey

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Beijing to Istanbul

United States

My wife Karen and I reside along the seacoast north of Boston. I've previously enjoyed experiences with TDA riding sections of the GART tour in 2021; a section of the 2023 NA Epic from Banff to Helena last fall; pedaling across Rajasthan Province on the Hippie Trail last February and most recently riding on TDA's Trans Himalaya. As always I am looking forward to reuniting with old friends and exploring new and exciting landscapes and cultures.

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Tom Perlmutter

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Tom Perlmutter

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Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

This will be my fourth TDA tour. The first was in 2019, Tour d'Afrique, the last full one before Covid. It was exhilarating and somewhat addictive. After a year and a half of confinement I was happy to jump on a bike and do TDA's inaugural Great American Road Trek. I did North America in 2022 and looking to complete the hemisphere with the South America tour.

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Sue Nicholson

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Sue Nicholson

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Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

Retired Nurse. Mother, Grandmother. Voluteer.

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Murray Journeay

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Murray Journeay

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Corinne Burt

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Corinne Burt

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Beijing to Istanbul

United States

Digital nomad currently living in US but open to other options.

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Birgit Loppenthien

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Almaty to Khiva

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Birgit Loppenthien

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Almaty to Khiva

Norway

Looking forward to a new TDA adventure. I was on Trans Himalaya in 2023, and had an amazing experience.

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Thomas Powers

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Osh to Khiva

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Thomas Powers

Rider
Osh to Khiva

United States

This trip is a retirement gift to myself, and another step in a lifelong immersion in cycling. I’ve raced on roads, velodromes, and gravel since a teenager, toured across the USA and up and down the West Coast, done a few supported tours in Italy and France, and Almaty-Osh with TDA in 2023. The current plan is to bikepack the Tian Shan Traverse (reverse directions, with a loop back to Bishkek) in July and meet the TDA caravan in Osh to continue through the Pamirs and onwards.

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Beijing to Ulan Bator

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Beijing to Ulan Bator

Netherlands

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Laurens Keesen

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Almaty to Khiva

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Laurens Keesen

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Almaty to Khiva

Curacao

I am 61. I cycle a lot. I am born in Holland, and moved to the Caribbean island of Curacao 27 years ago. I am really looking forward to my next adventure. I did several bike tours in Europe and South America carrying my own stuff. This is my second time on an organized tour, I did the Trans Himalaya last year.

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Grant Mcintosh

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Almaty to Khiva

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Grant Mcintosh

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Almaty to Khiva

New Zealand

Hi im a 64 yearold Farmer from Christchurch New Zealand. Enjoy cycling NZ cycle trails and have completed to Escape Adventures tours to Madagaser and China.Looking forward to the journey and challenge TDA cycle tour will bring.

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Barry Chase

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Barry Chase

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Eric Alexander

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Almaty to Dushanbe

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Eric Alexander

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Almaty to Dushanbe

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Sandy Shier

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Dushanbe to Istanbul

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Sandy Shier

Rider
Dushanbe to Istanbul

Canada

Always ready for adventure and unwilling to accept status quo my life is filled with talented family and gifted friends, new experiences, great wine and delicious food.

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Randall Shier

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Dushanbe to Istanbul

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Randall Shier

Rider
Dushanbe to Istanbul

Canada

Randy is happily married to his best friend and wife Sandy of 37 years. He has three adult children, two of them married and two young grandsons. Randy resides in Kelowna, British Columbia and enjoys his real estate development career as President of Mission Group. When he is not working, he loves travel, cycling, snow skiing and oil painting. Born in Vancouver, he has been a lifelong British Columbian, except for six years in Los Angeles, earning a degree in architecture from the University of Southern California. His favourite team sports to watch are hockey and football. Randy is an avid Canadian Olympic hockey team fan, a USC Trojan college football fan, as well as a Pittsburgh Steeler fan. He and Sandy have experienced long distance cycling twice before in 2015 in 2017. Their first trip they rode 1,800 km, unsupported from Canterbury, England to Rome, Italy. their second trip was the Orient Express with TDA Global from Paris to Varna, Bulgaria. Randy is grateful to be married to an adventurous wife as she has been the catalyst for our long distance cycling adventures.

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Mark James

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Osh to Khiva

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Mark James

Rider
Osh to Khiva

United Kingdom

I have recently retired from corporate life and am looking forward to getting out and seeing more of the world than the office-airport-hotel-office hamster wheel I've been running on for the last 35 years!

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Geoffrey Kehr

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Osh to Khiva

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Geoffrey Kehr

Rider
Osh to Khiva

United Kingdom

Biography Geoff enjoyed a distinguished Aviation career spanning 34 year working in different locations across the globe. Having just retired from the big corporate DHL he now runs his own boutique aviation consultancy company in Dubai. Starting out with a first degree in Management Science, Geoff then went on to qualify as a Chartered Management Accountant. The qualifications helped provide a basis for his true passion; a career in Aviation management. Geoff’s first key role was to manage & grow DHL’s Middle East airline operation based in Bahrain. This was followed by assignments in Belgium and Germany before returning to the Middle East in 2022. Widowed with 2 grown up sons, Geoff resides in Bahrain & Dubai. International travel is firmly in Geoff’s blood. He has an insatiable wanderlust; always seeking new locations, cultures & experiences for adventure. This is combined with a passion for marathon running across the globe. Geoff is one of only 9000 elite marathon athletes in the world to have completed all 6 marathon majors. His running CV also includes the South Pole marathon and a half marathon in North Korea. Now looking forward to transitioning to a new passion for global cycling adventures.

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Svend Paulsen

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Beijing to Istanbul

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Svend Paulsen

Rider
Beijing to Istanbul

Canada

Hi Since I retired from Teaching 11 years ago I have had the opportunity to travel with TDA . This will be my 9th trip. I enjoy meeting new travelers as well as reuniting with old friends . Together we see and experience the incredible wonders of the world first hand and up close . I look forward to seeing all of you on the trans oceania

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Tblisi to Istanbul

 

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Osh to Dushanbe

Susan Jostrom

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

Michael Jostrom

Rider

Beijing to Istanbul

Marco Panebianco

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Beijing to Istanbul

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"This adventure is a true sensory delight: You're cycling through ever changing landscapes, you can smell, hear and see the culture of the country you're in."

“Some of the toughest and most remote riding I have done, but absolutely the most rewarding.”

“All that suffering allows for a level of immersion that other trips can’t offer. When it’s really tough, you go beyond what you believed you could do…Pedal 7,600 miles across Asia, spending over four and a half months on the ancient silk-trade route”

OVERVIEW SILK ROUTE 2025


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • SECTION 4
  • SECTION 5
  • SECTION 6
  • SECTION 7
  • SILK ROUTE
  • THE GREAT WALL
  • MONGOL EMPIRE
  • MOUNTAINS & MEADOWS
  • THE PAMIR HIGHWAY
  • GOLDEN ROAD TO SAMARKAND
  • ACROSS THE CAUCASUS
  • HILLS OF ANATOLIA
  • BEIJING TO ISTANBUL
  • BEIJING TO ULAN BATOR
  • ULAN BATOR TO ULAN BATOR
  • ALMATY TO OSH
  • OSH TO DUSHANBE
  • DUSHANBE TO KHIVA
  • TBLISI TO ERZURUM
  • ERZURUM TO ISTANBUL
  • JUN 19 TO OCT 8
  • JUN 19 TO JUL 1
  • JUL 3 TO JUL 19
  • JUL 24 TO AUG 4
  • AUG 6 TO AUG 22
  • AUG 25 TO SEP 5
  • SEP 10 TO SEP 22
  • SEP 24 TO OCT 8
  • USD 32900
  • USD 5400
  • USD 6900
  • USD 5300
  • USD 6900
  • USD 5100
  • USD 5700
  • USD 6200
  • WAITLIST OPEN
  • WAITLIST OPEN
  • WAITLIST OPEN
  • WAITLIST OPEN
  • WAITLIST OPEN
  • WAITLIST OPEN
  • WAITLIST OPEN
  • WAITLIST OPEN
  • FULL TOUR
    • SILK ROUTE
    • BEIJING TO ISTANBUL
    • JUN 19 TO OCT 8
    • 32900 USD
    • WAITLIST OPEN
  • SECTION 1
    • THE GREAT WALL
    • BEIJING TO ULAN BATOR
    • Jun 19 - Jul 1
    • 5400 USD
    • WAITLIST OPEN
  • SECTION 2
    • MONGOL EMPIRE
    • ULAN BATOR TO ULAN BATOR
    • Jul 3 - Jul 19
    • 6900 USD
    • WAITLIST OPEN
  • SECTION 3
    • MOUNTAINS & MEADOWS
    • ALMATY TO OSH
    • Jul 24 - Aug 4
    • 5300 USD
    • WAITLIST OPEN
  • SECTION 4
    • THE PAMIR HIGHWAY
    • OSH TO DUSHANBE
    • Aug 6 - Aug 22
    • 6900 USD
    • WAITLIST OPEN
  • SECTION 5
    • GOLDEN ROAD TO SAMARKAND
    • DUSHANBE TO KHIVA
    • Aug 25 - Sep 5
    • 5100 USD
    • WAITLIST OPEN
  • SECTION 6
    • ACROSS THE CAUCASUS
    • TBLISI TO ERZURUM
    • Sep 10 - Sep 22
    • 5700 USD
    • WAITLIST OPEN
  • SECTION 7
    • HILLS OF ANATOLIA
    • ERZURUM TO ISTANBUL
    • Sep 24 - Oct 8
    • 6200 USD
    • WAITLIST OPEN

Full tour and section dates listed are for first and last day of cycling. Prices based on double occupancy at majority of the hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same gender at no additional charge. Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee. We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.

Full entry fee payment is due 90 days before the tour start date. A registration fee of US$150 must first be paid to hold your place on the tour and is in addition to the entry fee listed above. Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. We recommend registering 4 - 6 months before the tour start date to take full advantage of our pre-tour support and information bulletins, but late registrations are possible when spaces are still available.

Flights required during the tour (Ulaanbaatar to Almaty, Khiva to Tblisi) are not included in tour price. These flights will be booked by TDA, and exact costs will be shared with registered riders closer to the tour.

Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of US$1,000 if full payment is received 6 months before the start of the tour. Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price). TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details.

 

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