Welcome to freewheelingtwo – hosted by Gail Day and Charl Heydenrych

I hold my parents entirely to blame for my travel addiction! They habituated me in my teens and I'm hooked ... line and sinker.

In 1987, on the overnight ferry between Japan and Korea, I decided to cycle the 500km to Seoul ... and discovered an entirely new high.

Since 1999, friend Charl has been my travel companion ... though he will tell you he is there just to carry my bags!

Neither Charl nor I are your average cyclist. I am 62; Charl 70. When we began this trip, and for our previous trips, Charl was merely fat; I was morbidly obese. In fact, I weighed so much more than a mere 100 pounds over ideal weight (the official definition of morbid obesity), that I probably fell into some untitled category! (Happy to report this is no longer the case...)

We lust for adventure, the unexpected, the unknown. We want to “suck the marrow” before we are too old to do so. We want to live out the fantasy ...

On 27 January 2019, after more than three years off the bikes, we began our warm-up ride between Parys and Paarl (South Africa). Warm up for what? Our BIG trip began in Cape Town (South Africa) on 1 March 2019 and will end in Casablanca (Morocco) in April 2020. This is the first time we are cycling a continent as opposed to a country. Why not join us for the ride...

2019/20 Biking Africa
2019/20 Biking Africa
2019 Biking Parys to Paarl
2019 Biking Parys to Paarl
2015 China
2015 China
2014 Southeast Asia Daily Snippet
2014 Southeast Asia
2014 Biking Turkey Daily Snippet
2014 Biking Turkey
2013 Europe
2013 Europe
2011 Biking Rajasthan
2011 Biking Rajasthan
2009 Biking Vietnam
2009 Biking Vietnam
2007 Biking Burma
2007 Biking Burma
2006 Egypt
2006 Egypt
2004 Biking North Cape
2004 Biking North Cape
2002 Zimbabwe
2002 Zimbabwe
2002 Laos
2002 Laos
2001 Biking South Africa
2001 Biking South Africa
2000 Biking New Zealand
2000 Biking New Zealand
1999 Biking East Europe
1999 Biking East Europe
1995 North America
1995 North America
1995 India
1995 India
1993 Biking Britain
1993 Biking Britain
1992 Bolivia
1992 Bolivia
1987 Biking Korea
1987 Biking Korea
1985/7 Japan
1985/7 Japan
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