41 episodes

The Bristol2Beijing podcast brings you the highs and lows, challenges from the road and inner thoughts of Luke as he rides from Bristol to Beijing on his tandem bike. He also talks to interesting and unusual people he meets on his journey to understand better the country he is in.

Luke will be answering your questions about life on the bike (send them via @Bristol2Beijing on Instagram and Facebook).

Get your dose of adventure, culture and inspiration here!

Bristol2Beijin‪g‬ Luke Grenfell-Shaw

    • Places & Travel

The Bristol2Beijing podcast brings you the highs and lows, challenges from the road and inner thoughts of Luke as he rides from Bristol to Beijing on his tandem bike. He also talks to interesting and unusual people he meets on his journey to understand better the country he is in.

Luke will be answering your questions about life on the bike (send them via @Bristol2Beijing on Instagram and Facebook).

Get your dose of adventure, culture and inspiration here!

    Crossing borders: Tbilisi to Baku

    Crossing borders: Tbilisi to Baku

    After a fortnight on the road travelling, we catch up with Luke to hear about his journey cycling 700km from the capital of Georgia to the capital of Azerbaijan.
    We're also joined by Pippa, who was on the back of the tandem, to hear her views about the visibility of women around whilst travelling through Azerbaijan, what it is really like joining the Bristol2Beijing trip, and how Luke can improve!

    • 28 min
    Georgia: The Pankisi Valley with Nazy Dakishvili.

    Georgia: The Pankisi Valley with Nazy Dakishvili.

    In my final week of exploring Georgia listen to this episode for the story of my trip to the Pankisi Valley, a visit to the EuroClub Kvareli, and you can hear a chat with the inspirational Nazy Dakishvili who is helping to bring opportunities to the Pankisi Valley.
    Nazy's guesthouse, where I stayed in the Pankisi valley can be found online at: https://nazysguesthouse.com
    Bristol2Beijing kit is available at: http://saddledrunk.com/bristol2beijing

    • 34 min
    Georgia: Tbilisi to Gudauri

    Georgia: Tbilisi to Gudauri

    This week I'm not cycling, but instead am exploring some other sports that Georgia has to offer. Plus, I answer questions sent in by our listeners.

    • 21 min
    Georgia: Gelati to Tbilisi

    Georgia: Gelati to Tbilisi

    We're joined by Jenny Grenfell-Shaw, who has spent the last week on the back of the tandem.
    Listen to find out my first impressions of Tblisi, plus to hear what it is really like spending a week travelling with my mum.

    • 26 min
    Crossing borders: Rize to Gelati

    Crossing borders: Rize to Gelati

    Welcome to Georgia! This week hear about my experiences crossing the Turkish-Georgian border, what it's like being possibly the ONLY tourist in a country, and my initial thoughts on visiting a country that's been on my bucket list for a long time...

    • 24 min
    Turkey: Samsun to Rize

    Turkey: Samsun to Rize

    This is the final episode from Turkey! After spending two months in Turkey it's time for me to cross into Georgia. Listen to this episode to hear about my week on the road and also to hear my reflections on the time spent in Turkey, people I met, places I saw and experiences that I had.

    • 23 min

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