I reluctantly left my bike with a friend to look after at the start of the year.
My landlord had decided to sell the flat I was living in and, rather than start the dreaded search for a new London property, it seemed like an ideal opportunity to take an extended trip. It’s also cheaper to stay in a decent hotel for a month in Kathmandu than rent a small room in Peckham, but that’s a different story for another time. My journey took me to India, Nepal and Bali over the course of two months.
It wasn’t necessarily a cycling holiday, but I was fascinated by the rules of the foreign roads and how the centre of Delhi makes the Waterloo Bridge roundabout look like a circle of calm in comparison. I managed to arrange a couple of cycling trips on the go, but it would have been great to have read some quick tips beforehand and get some more experiences. So, if you’re planning on going to any of these countries soon, here are some notes about cycling activities for when you start to miss your bike.