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Tony Watkins

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Overland by bicycle Print E-mail
ImageI had cycled down to Fribourg from London before to attend Pax Romana Directing Committee meetings. This time I was carrying on to India and Singapore.

ImageTo get through the Middle East before winter closed the Khyber Pass I had to cross the Alps before the snow had receded.

ImageThe roads were closed. I had to put my bicycle on my back and walk over the Alps. More than anything else I remember the look on the face of the warden when I knocked on the door of a Youth Hostel which had been isolated for several weeks. 

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