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Brit Peter Gostelow Has Cycled Over 100,000 Kilometres

British expedition cyclist Peter Gostelow has completed over 100,000 kilometres on his bike over the past few years.

Born in London, he grew up in a small village in Nottinghamshire and began early riding Raleigh bikes.

After graduating from the University of London with a geography degree, he backpacked through Southern Africa. He later read stories about people exploring the world on two wheels.

In 2003, he moved to Japan to teach English and between 2005 and 2008, he cycled from Japan to England.

Then from 2009 to 2012, he cycled from England to South Africa, a journey of over 34,000 kilometres through 30 countries.

In 2013, he returned to Africa and lived for two years in Tanzania, where he worked for the Government Education College.

During the holidays, he continued to make shorter tours in East and Southern Africa, posting the occasional blog update here.

In 2015, he finished work and headed north from Tanzania, cycling through Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somaliland. The tour continued beyond Africa, going on to Oman and the UAE, where he finished in February 2016.

He has over 50,000 kilometres of cycle touring experience in Africa.

Northern Mozambique is a hot and hard place to cycle. My map depicted a coastal road, so I had visions of cycling beside the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean within the cooling shade of palm trees. Reality is rarely what one imagines. Many of the smaller roads were sandy tracks, and villages few and far between. After a number of months in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda though, where travel sometimes seemed less adventurous, northern Mozambique felt remote and challenging again, which is essentially what I wanted. _????????? #mozambique #northernmozambique #eastafrica #adventurecycling #adventureafrica #bikewander #bikenomad #cyclemozambique #cycleafrica #bikeafrica #bikeadventure #wanderlust #petegost #keeptraveling #worldbiker #worldbybike #fullyloadedbicycle #ortlieb #thebigafricacycle #instacycle #travelafrica #travelmozambique #sandytrack #africanlandscapes #worldtravel #cycletouring #outdoorsisfree #bikepacking #betterbybike #adventurerider

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