Cycling Silk Reaches The End Of The Road

The intrepid Cycling Silk duo, Mel Yule and Kate Harris have finally finished their incredible journey.  10 months ago they set out from Istanbul, Turkey, carrying everything they’d need on a couple of Seven Expat S bikes, determined to travel the entirety of the Silk Road in the name of transboundary conservation. Along the way, […]

Cycling Silk: Explaining Borders to the Birds

By Kate Harris This is the third in a series of articles documenting Cycling Silk, A year-long research expedition across Asia. In the world of strict plans and fixed agendas, detours are just distractions. But on the Cycling Silk expedition, detours often prove the destination – and not just because we frequently get lost. So […]

Cycling Silk Blog: Explaining Borders to the Birds

In the world of strict plans and fixed agendas, detours are just distractions. But on the Cycling Silk expedition, detours often prove the destination – and not just because we frequently get lost. So when KuzeyDoga, an award-winning Turkish NGO, invited us to explore their biodiversity conservation projects in the borderlands of eastern Turkey – wooing […]

Cycling Silk: The Borderland Between Freeze and Thaw in Turkey

This is the second in a series of articles documenting Cycling Silk, A year-long research expedition across Asia. Turkey, at least the thin strip of the country we’ve been biking, is made like its tea only served cold: steep, intensely dark and concentrated, with a lot of water poured on top. The Turkish adventure began […]