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Useful sites that have helped in the planning of my trips and may contain valuable information for other travellers ...





  • The Rotary club of Formby
    Who are behind the scheme to raise funding for the people of Shyira, Rwanda.
  • Rotary Club International
    Who's work I supported through the round-the-world trip


  • The traveller's Handbook
    A really useful on-line resource providing advice and guidance for everything from photography to kidnap (!)

  • Anne Mustoe
    She has been there, done it, and written about it.  An inspiration for any cycling tourist.  Don't leave home without checking out this site
  • Lonely planet
    "The world's best travel guides"
  • Rough Guides
    advice and services borne from experience
  • Hi Hostels
    the complete guide to worldwide hostels affiliated to Hostelling International.  You can browse and book
    "Tips for your next holiday"



  • Thatto Cycles
    Meet Paul, "the wheel building legend". He has promised me that mine won't fall apart!
  • Gelert Outdoor Equipment
    Manufacturers of my Nokina Plus tent

  • Vango
    Manufacturers of my Ultralite 700 sleeping bag
  • Nikon
    The manufacturers of my digital camera
  • Lifeventure
    Manufacturers of a vast array of innovative travel aids
  • Shimano
    Manufacturers of a number of pieces of equipment that I will be using during the trip
  • SmartDisk
    Manufacturers of my FlashTrax MP3 player / Photo vault
  • STA Travel
    Specialist world travel site - includes insurance cover.
ICP Solar Technologies
  • iSun Solar Charger
    Energy on the move - uses the power of the sun to charge portable electrical items


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