i'm getting through the dark icy days of a peterborough winter by reading a book about a journey around the world done on a bicycle by author alastair humphreys. the book (the first of two that he's written to cover the journey) is called "moods of future joys". alastair is a speaker now and you can hear his thinking right here.
by chance - well, if anything is by chance - i came across this clever animation called "to the sun" or "au soleil".
"to the sun" is based on the memories of a cycling trip josh wedlake undertook across eastern europe from berlin to istanbul. he travelled with three close friends on a journey lasting one month; they cycled through incredible scenery in germany, poland, slovakia, hungary, romania, bulgaria
and turkey crossing the beskids and the carpathians.
to learn more about josh and his journey then read the interview right here.