My name is Seth Price – an archaeologist by training, an avid climber and photographer. From May to December 2017 I cycled from the UK to Guangzhou, China.
My route will took me through Europe, via Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and China.
Here I will post photos, general updates and insights from my travels.
I am sponsored, by way of free clothing and moral support, by TinPot – a clothing and lifestyle collective based on the south of England, promoting outdoors sports, art, and communities. Their clothing is ethically produced (organic), high quality, and looks ace! Check out their website here: http://www.tin-pot.com
My choice of bike was limited by cost, and what was available through the ‘cycle to work scheme’s a government backed scheme in the UK to facilitate purchases of bikes through workplace tax-free loans – in order to incentivise people to cycle more.
Not that the bike skimps on quality – I opted for the fantastic Genesis Croix de Fer 10 a sturdy, dynamic, steel frame cyclo-cross model popular amongst tourers and bikepackers (light-weight off-road touring). For simplicity I chose a light-weight setup (see my earlier gear post) – a setup I have further lightened and streamlined for my second leg, to allow me to ride lighter, and to carry more food and water.
My route so far