Aug 18, 2021

PODCAST: Days 32 and 33 of the Old Legs Silverback Tour

PODCAST: Days 32 and 33 of the Old Legs Silverback Tour – From Lake Bunyoni to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, our finish line and the home of the mountain gorillas. This last blog of the Old Legs Silverback Tour is coming to you from the back seat of an Isuzu D-Max twin cab which has almost as much legroom as my bicycle. Over and above sore bottoms, you know you have ridden a long way on a bicycle when the drive home is expected to take 7 days.The Old Legs Tour rode from Harare to Uganda... more

Aug 15, 2021

PODCAST: 14 August 2021 – Lake Bunyoni in Uganda

I am blogging to you from Lake Bunyoni in Uganda, just 56 kilometers from our finish line in the Impenetrable Forest where the Mountain Gorillas live.Lake Bunyoni and the resorts on it are surreal and could have been cut and pasted from the Swiss Alps, apart from the stone quarries just down the road where women and their children as young as 6, crush rocks by hand with a hammer all day long. The quarries and the women and children who work them have been cut and pasted from some miserable time... more

Aug 13, 2021

PODCAST: 12 August 2021 - The Third World as Seen From the Saddle.

I am blogging to you from Villa Katwe, a very cool and very funky backpackers lodge in Uganda, run by Robyn and Wycliffe. Russel, the seasoned backpacker in our midst assured me funky is still a word. At $350 dinner, bed and breakfast for 16 people, is easily our best value for money night-stop on Tour. Dinner was a delicious vegetarian curry and rice dish and it was such pleasure to not hear any of the ingredients scream during... more

Aug 11, 2021

Podcast: 10 August 2021 - The Third World as Seen From the Saddle

Listen Here I am blogging to you from a little hotel with a huge amount of bling, as in Las Vegas amounts of bling. The sheets on our 4-poster bed are louder than my shirts. The bed has more frills and pink ribbon than the Dick of the Day tutu. Our bathroom has a nine-way stainless-steel shower mixer, and a hole-in-the-floor... more

Aug 09, 2021

Podcast: 8th Aug - The third world as seen from the saddle.

Day 25 of the Old Legs Silverback Tour - From  Kigoma to Makere, somewhere near the Burundi border. I am blogging to you from  a police station, complete with heavily armed policemen, somewhere near the Burundi border.  Today’s ride was epic, one I will remember for years. Unfortunately, epic doesn’t always translate into... more

Aug 08, 2021

7th Aug - The third world seen from the saddle.

PODCAST: Listen here I am blogging to you from Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika, in northern Tanzania. We are 15 kilometers from the Burundi border and Goma in the DRC is just across the Lake. Since my life I have had absolutely no desire to go anywhere near either place, but here I am. Our Old Legs mantra is have fun, do good, do epic. So as to tick the do good box, we’re riding mountain bikes from Harare to Uganda to raise money and awareness for Zimbabwe’s... more

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