24th September was an interesting day on this trip. It started well. I woke up at the beautiful Alexandra Bridge campground and despite overnight rains was all packed up and ready to go bright and early. The wind was behind me and I made excellent progress for the first couple of hours towards Pemberton. This small town lay 100km to the east and was pretty much the next point that I would… Read More
I’m now 12 days and over 1000 km in so I thought I would reflect on what has already been a remarkably eventful trip. Before I left, somebody said they would be interested to know if the trip met my expectations and if not, how did it differ? I think they meant for me to answer this at the end. I’m sure I will return to it then but now seems like… Read More
In preparing for this trip I spoke to a lot of people and read a lot of accounts of similar expeditions and two points repeatedly stood out. The first was that this will be hard, especially in the opening weeks, and there will be times when you wonder why you are doing it. The second, was that you will be amazed by how kind and generous other people are. Despite having seen… Read More
A lot of people have been asking about my planned route between Perth and New York so here it is. Each image can be enlarged by clicking on it and I’m sure there will be changes to be made to all sections as I learn more about the distances I can travel each day, the routine I settle in to and the sights, attractions and safest routes along the way. Please feel… Read More
This is my first ever Top Five.. my Top Five Long Distance Races! These are the races around the world that over the next few years I most want to take part in. They are a variety of disciplines but are all seriously tough, endurance events. More than anything though, they inspire me, fire my imagination and desperately make me want to see if I have what it takes! They are in… Read More
Welcome to Luke Yates Adventure! At the end of the summer I will be leaving London and heading off on my first major adventure. On 16th September I am flying to Perth, Western Australia and over the following year will be cycling across Australia, around New Zealand, up the West Coast of the USA and across Canada, finally dropping back down in to the USA and New York City!