The Outdoors Station

No 414 - Cycling London to Athens

Episode Summary

Megan Cumberlidge has just returned (End October 2016) from this her first long distance 5631km (3519 mile) cycle trip from London to Athens. Not only was it her first cycle trip of this kind, but it also introduced her to her first wild camp and first experience of using Google Translate as a way of introducing herself to people in the countries she passed through. Her schedule was flexible and as you’ll hear she was fairly free to accept offers of assistance and social invitations along the way. This in itself was refreshing to find, as so many of us plan trips without any flexibility in them to allow for ‘luck’ or ‘chance’ to be welcome at our table. Please visit the website for all the links to her various accounts and blog, plus links to the subjects we touch on during the interview.

Episode Notes

Megan Cumberlidge has just returned (End October 2016) from this her first long distance 5631km (3519 mile) cycle trip from London to Athens. Not only was it her first cycle trip of this kind, but it also introduced her to her first wild camp and first experience of using Google Translate as a way of introducing herself to people in the countries she passed through. Her schedule was flexible and as you’ll hear she was fairly free to accept offers of assistance and social invitations along the way. This in itself was refreshing to find, as so many of us plan trips without any flexibility in them to allow for ‘luck’ or ‘chance’ to be welcome at our table. Please visit the website for all the links to her various accounts and blog, plus links to the subjects we touch on during the interview.