Chris Pountney - Member Profile - CycleBlaze

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Chris Pountney


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The Not So Long Way Down 2301


Hey, I'm Chris. I'm 34 years old. I'm from the UK. I have brown hair and blue eyes. That's about it really. Oh yeah, and I really, really, really like riding my bicycle.

I made my first bike tour in 2009, a seven week journey around New Zealand's North Island. A year later, in May 2010, I started cycle touring as a way of life, determined to see the world. I've been riding ever since, with almost 140,000 kilometres of pedalling clocked up in the past eight and a half years. I've written a couple of books about my journey, No Wrong Turns and Into the Sunrise and they now fund our travels. 'Our' includes my lovely girlfriend, Dea, who I met in Mongolia in 2014 and somehow persuaded to travel along with me. Together we intend to continue cycling until the summer of 2020, taking in Latin America and a little of West Africa on our way back to Europe, where we hope to settle down in Dea's home country of Denmark and start a new kind of adventure. Until then, we ride on...