An insight to my story and how I left my routined job and life to start travelling on a bicycle. This video shows our favourite memories while cycling Norway.
My name is Belén, I’m Spanish, and when I met Tristan, he taught me that a bicycle can actually take you anywhere you want.
In April 2015, Tristan prepared for a European bike tour after having previously crossed the US from the east to the west coast for the Teenage Cancer Trust. He felt that the experience was too short and that there was so much to be improved!
After a year an a half on the road, and about 17.000km later, he proved me that cycling could also be a way of travelling long distance and long term. I prepared myself and left my job as an architect to join him on the wheels. And guess what? I am glad I did.
No I hadn’t cycled more than 30Km a day in my life. No, I had never camped or slept outdoors. Padded pants? What is that? And, oh! Where I come from, rain is a rare event! But still, we cycled together around Norway for the course of four months and I LOVED it. Yes, you’ll get tired and will hate that occasional storm or headwind but believe me, you won’t loathe it as much as being stuck in traffic with your car on your way to work.