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.