Pushing the pedals

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Cycling in the Himalayas | One Comment

A last minute purchase before the trip sees me sitting on the Ridge in the early morning watching school children file past. Next to me is a bike with no pedals, it would be laughable were it not happening to me right now. I sit considering my options when Hassan a Kashmiri tout I’ve been […]


Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Cycling in the Himalayas | One Comment

Once summer time residence of the Indian government in the time the Raj, Shimla today has a feeling of days gone by.  Now an Indian tourist town rather than the clerical and bureaucratic power house under imperial rule.   The Ridge and Mall offer glimpses of a bygone era. The Ridge a tree lined Victorian […]

In to the foothills of the Himalayas

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Cycling in the Himalayas | 2 Comments

Ever one to procrastinate the list of jobs I knew I had to complete before going away suddenly became over whelmingly urgent. Stress levels rose and some last minute glitches meant those closest to me looked on wondering whether I would be ready in time. As Sunday morning came, I woke with a knot in […]