Cycling to the Sahara1 minute read

It is 1,279 miles from my house in London to the Saharan desert. I know what you’re thinking – not far, eh?

My house The Sahara

So I decided to cycle there.

I’m going to be doing all the usual live action twittering – @dcisbusy for that. Plus I’ll be posting stories and photographs from the road up here whenever I can access an internet portal.

I’ll (bike service permitting) be leaving tomorrow afternoon in time to catch the graveyard ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe in Normandy. It should look something like this:

But the beauty of cycling is in its unpredictability – starting now, as I nervously await the result of my bike service…

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David Charles is co-writer of BBC radio sitcom Foiled. He also writes for The Bike Project, Thighs of Steel, and the Elevate Festival. He blogs at davidcharles.info.

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