Frequently Asked Questions
How can I help?
If you have been inspired by our dream and would like to help there are a number of things that you could do:
www.justgiving.com/cyclingnomads (SOS Children’s Villages)
www.justgiving.com/cyclingnomads1 (Julia’s House)
To breathe life
To fulfill a dream
To challenge ourselves
To experience new cultures
To connect with the rhythm of life
To connect with the spirit of adventure
To raise money for our chosen charities
To meet strangers who will leave as friends
To create educational links between schools
To experience and learn about the world we live in
When are you going?
Flying out 29th October 2008 and hope to start cycling from the 1st November, 2008.
How will you get to
We will flat pack our bikes into bike boxes and go with them in the coach to Gatwick. The bike boxes will take the place of our luggage allowance.
What are you taking with you?
Not very much – see the equipment page.
Isn’t it better to go from
Apparently so according to research on the internet. There are
formidable winds that will be very hard going, especially on the
How have you funded the trip?
We are funding the trip ourselves. We have tried to reduce the shopping bill and Kelly has tried to wean Dave off biscuits and chocolates! We are cycling to work and trying not to use the car as much. We are going to sell off most of our belongings and try and live as cheaply as possible once we are on the road.
How long will it take?
We are anticipating that it will take us about 18 months. We are not
trying to break any records and tend to enjoy the journey more than the
destination; therefore if we find somewhere we like we may stay on a little
while to get to know the people and the area a little better. We would like
to spend a while getting to know
Have you got a time limit on your cycling?
Nope, it is all dependent upon health, wealth and inclination.
Why not get the bus?
Kelly gets motion sickness!
Where will you be staying?
We will be wild camping for the most part and hope that people will let us camp on their land. If family and friends come to visit then we are hoping they will take pity on us and let us use their hot showers in their hotels!
What will you miss?
Family and friends.
How many countries will you go
Will anyone else come out to cycle with you?
We are hoping that friends and family will come out and join us for certain parts of the route.
What will you do when you come back?
We will cross that bridge when we get to it! We are going to enjoy each day as it comes.
Kelly Jordan © 2008