THE JOURNEY is over for our Blogger Bikers! After travelling for 150 days the journey of Guy and Carol (and their bikes Poppy and Daisy) comes to an end. They’ve kept us entertained and enthralled at times with their stories of biking across half the world and crossing so many borders. Their journey has taken in several countries, and photographs taken in each of these have been recorded in the “Our Life With Bikes” blog – the blog posts written by Guy and Carol and their images have allowed us the rare chance to witness the journey alongside them; so for that “Thank You!” Guy and Carol!  

Friends of Guy and Carol – and also perhaps those new friends who have followed their journey through the Blog – are invited to the Hed’On Inn in Watmough’s Arcade, Hedon on Saturday 17 August 2019 between 1pm and 5pm. This is a chance to Welcome Home the Blogger Bikers! 

“Well we started with a plan to leave the UK and then undertake a round trip via Russia, China and India…”– Guy and Carol, November 2017.

Almost two years in the planning, local bikers, Guy and Carol, leave for India in a few days time where they will meet up with their bikes (named Poppy and Daisy) which will be flown there separately. Then, over a five month road trip beginning in April, which involves visiting several countries, they will journey back to the UK on their bikes.

Kindly, the adventurous couple have allowed us to follow their journey which they will ‘blog’ as they go along. You can catch up with some of their earlier blog posts in the right-hand sidebar on HU12 Online. And as they blog their journey, you’ll be able to click-through and read their updates and see their photographs of the journey.

You can also follow their adventures directly at their Blog:

The Big Trip 2019 – Our life with bikes, a blog by Carol and Guy

Let the adventure begin… (my comments are in brackets – Ray)

Day 150 – Blighty, home sweet home

Day 149 – Rotterdam (the return home soon to follow!)

Day 148 – Hammoor to Europort

Day 147 – Travemunde to Bremen

Day 146 – Latvia to Germany by sea

Day 145 – Latvia travelling to Liepaja (and a ferry to Germany?)

Day 144 – Rainy day in Latvia

Day 143 – Estonia to Latvia

Day 142 – Estonia rainy day

Day 141 – Estonia

Day 140 – St Petersburg to Estonia Border day

Day 139 – St Petersburg

Day 138 – St Petersburg

Day 137 – Berezayka Березайка to St Petersburg

Day 136 – Berezayka Березайка – a day to chill and read

Day 135 – Moscow to Berezayka Березайка

Day 134 Moscow – last day

Day 133 – Moscow

Day 132 – Moscow (underground bunker… and Carol with gas mask and gun!)

Day 131 – Moscow

Day 130 – Moscow

Day 129 – Vladimir to Moscow

Day 128 – Vladimir

Day 127 – Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir – only 100 miles from Moscow

Day 126 – Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod

Day 125 – Kazan

Day 124 – Naberezhnye Chelny to Kazan (…and a poorly Guy!)

Day 123 – Ufa to Naberezhnye Chelny

Day 122 – Ufa, Daisy comes back to us.

Day 121 – Ufa Russian Bikers and Daisy

Day 120 – Miass to Ufa (“we are having an amazing time in Russia and everyone is so nice”).

Day 119 – Miass

Day 118 – Kurgan to Miass

Day 117 – Kurgan

Day 116 – Ishim to Kurgan (and meeting other bikers en-route)

Day 115 – A day in Ishim

Day 114 – Omsk to Ishim (and beginning the two week journey to Moscow!)

Day 113 – Omsk

Day 112 – Omsk

Day 111 – Petropavl to Omsk good by Kazakhstan Приьет Russia

Day 110 – Petropavl (“…tomorrow we will be in Russia all being well.”)

Day 109 Kokshetau to Petropavl

Day 108 – Astana to Kokshetau

Day 107 – Astana farewell

Day 106 – Astana (and learning Russian!)

Day 105 – Karaganda to Astana – Nur Sultan

Day 104 – Karaganda

Day 103 – Balkhash to Karagandy

Day 102 – Balkhash

Day 101 – Lake Balkash to Balkash

Day 100 – Almaty to Lake Balkash will we make it alive through the night? (it’s a wolf!?)

Day 99 – Last day in Almaty

Day-98 – Almaty

Day 96 & 97 – Last Weekend in Almaty

Day 94 & 95 – Almaty

(And have a look at this Blog about Almaty, Kazakhstan’s Southern Capital Walking Almaty)

Day 92 & 93- Almaty

Day 90 & 91 – Alamty, Lazy Sunday and Monday Ride

Day 89 – Almaty

Day 88 – Almaty – Kok-Tobe

Day 87 – Almaty

Day 86 – Our holiday in Almaty

Day 85 – Bishkek to Almaty (and a three week ‘holiday’)

Day 84 – Bishkek

Day 83 – Bishkek – Half way through our trip

Day 82 – Taraz to Bishkek back to Kyrgyzstan, and some coruption

Day 81 – Taraz, cleaning, maintenance and some sightseeing

Day 80 – Shymkent to Taraz

Day 79 – Tashkent to Shymkent and a new country (Kazakhstan)

Day 78 – Samarkand back to Tashkent

Day 77 – Samakand (and some notes of interest if you’re a vegetarian tourist in Uzbekistan)

Day 76 – Duchambe to Samakand (back to Uzbekistan, and we meet a couple from Kirkella!)

Day 75 – Duchambe last day in Tajikistan.

Day 74 – Duchambe Planning again.

Day 73 – Pamir back to Duchambe (and a campfire incident!)

Day 72 – Leaving Duchambe heading out on the Pamir Highway

Day 71 – Last Day in Duchambe and planning for the next 7 (wild camping 5 nights!)

“Hi all tomorrow’s blog maybe the last for a while as we head on to the Pamir Highway. Could be 8 days sorry folks. If we can, then we will update.” – Carol and Guy (May 29th)

Day 70 – Duchambe (a nice light show)

Day 69 – Samarkand to Duchambe another boarder crossing

Day 68 – prep for Tajikistan

Day 67 – Samarkand, a walk, and a peaceful day

Day 66 – Rain and Tourism

Day 65 – None day (a day off!!)

Day 64 – Lazy day and an evening walk

Day 63 – We start our holiday in Samarkand

Day 62 – Tashkent to Samarkand

Carol loves Uzbekistan

Day 61 – Tashkent, Poppy and Dasiy are back with us

Day 60 – Tashkent bike service and undergrounds

Day 59 – Kokand to Tashkent (and “sat in a real pub again!”)

Day 58 – Andijan to Kokand

Day 57 – Osh to Andijan the Uzbekistan border (their 5th country!)

Day 56 – Osh

Day 55 – Osh

Day 54 – Road to Osh

Day 53 – Kashgar to Kyrgyzstan (and Welcome to Kyrgyzstan. Carol and Guy’s 4th Country.)

Day 52 – Kashgar

Day 51 – Tashkurgan to Kashgar (and some great photos of the Chinese landscape)

Day 50 – Tahskurgan will we get our bikes back

“We made it to China, hope to get our bikes back today. Everything firewalled. So no blogs, Facebook, WhatsApp. Normal service should be back Sunday (12 May).”

Day 49 – Sost to Tashkurgan – The Chinese Border (and nearly a full day passing through!)

Day 48 – Hunza to Sost

Look at the following link to discover where in the world our amazing Blogger Bikers are:

Day 47 – Hunza

Day 46 Gilgit to Hunza (and some beautiful scenery)

Day 44 – Chilas to Gilgit a tale of two halves

Day 43 – Besham to Chilas will we make it alive? (Some scary moments!)

Day 42 – Manshera to Besham (more police escorts, and Carol has a fall!)

Day 41 – Islamabad to Manshera… (and of interest to the Police!)

Day 40 – Islamabad

Day 39 – Lahore to Islamabad

Day 38 – Lahore – We are tourists

Day 37 – Amritsar to Lahore – Goodbye India, Hello Pakistan!

Day 36 – Amritsar, Wagah Border and Golden Temple (our last day in India!)

Day 35 – Amritsar – Will we get the bikes operational?

Day 34 – Ludhiana to Amritsar (and bike troubles!)

Day 33 – Ludhiana

Day 32 – Rishkesh – Nahan – Ludhiana

A few days in the mountains!

Day 28 – Kurukshetra to Roorkee (worst day on the roads so far… and Carol’s face when she sees a rat!)

Day 27 – Hisar to Kurukshetra

Day 26 – Hisar

Day 25 – Churu to Hisar (and worries about getting daily cash! Plus some Blog stats)

Day 24 – Nagaur to Churu

Day 23 – Jodhpur to Nagaur

Day 22 – Last day in Jodhpur

Day 21 – Three weeks in a foreign land

Day 20 – Jodhpur

Day 19 – Kumbhalgarh to Jodhpur Via Om Banna Temple (and the ghost of a biker?)

Day 18 – Udaipur to the little known Kumbhalgarh (and another fort)

Day 17 – Udaipur

Day 16 – Udaipur tourists again for 2 days

Day 15 – Kharwar to Udaipur

Day 14 – Jaipur to Kharwa Fort

Day 13 – The Pink City (and pics of local food)

Day 12 – Jaipur Forts

Day 11 – Agra to Jaipur

Day 10 – Tourists in Agra (and at the Taj Mahal)

Day 9 – Riding in India (and an accident!)

Day 8 – Preparation for the onward journey

Day 7 – Is it Birthday or Bike day?

Day 6 – Tourists with Delhi belly!

Day 5 – Are we ill?

Day 4 – Do we get our bikes?

Day 3 – Happy Holi

Day 2 A little calmer in Delhi and in our heads

Day 1 Delhi-Oh what an eye opener

Hedon to Delhi


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