Name: Richard Alvarez
Born: Devon, England
Occupation: Mental Health Nurse
Hi there. Thanks for visiting my blog about my bicycle tour around the world.
I discovered bicycle touring in 2009 (during the university summer holidays) when a friend and I decided to cycle the circumference of France. We managed 2000 miles (over 5 weeks) before time pressured us into stopping.
After this we hatched an ambitious plan to cycle the world and 5 years later the dream became a reality.
Cycling has been, like most, something I’ve always done since childhood. Not as a hobby but as a mode of transport. To use it as a means to travel is very enjoyable. Bicycle touring becomes all about the journey. You get a great sense for the country you’re in, its landscapes, its people and culture. Every day is an adventure and it is this that excites me.
If you don’t mind mw asking, how have you financed your trip and how much do you look on spending?
Great to meet you on your trip. Lots of love Leah and Mark, Banya, Black Sea Coast, Bulgaria