On this day two years ago I was in Butwal in Nepal. I spent the night at the Goan Guesthouse. On the wall was etched the legend ‘Damn Know Yourself’ by one Imran Khan, dated 14/11/2012. It’s a beautifully simple reminder of the single most important thing in life. This is essentially what ‘The Consciousness Cycle’ is about, summed up in three words… super stoked to be speaking at this years Cycle Touring Festival. Catch me ramble on about Greece on the Europe Panel tomorrow and then I’ll share my Burmese Days on the World Panel and, of course, the whole shebang, The Consciousness Cycle is at noon on Sunday. #damnknowyourself #theconsciousnesscycle #cycletourfest #nepal #travelmemories #adventure #biketravel

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Two years ago on this day… I stopped for lunch at a wonderful dhaba for a bite to eat before crossing into Nepal. These guys were super friendly and insisted on a group photograph. I couldn’t refuse them, they’d showered me with generous hospitality. Beautiful memories. #mondaymotivation #travelmemories #adventure #travel #banbasa #uttarakhand #india #dhaba #bestfoodformiles #roadsiderestaurant #jimmyacha #worldcycle #biketravel #cycletouring #heavybikestronglegs #allindiapermit #indiabybike #cycletourfest

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Planning a bike journey this summer? Find out everything you’ll ever need to know and meet a bunch of likeminded bike lovin folk into the bargain at this years @cycletourfest. I’ll be speaking about my journey in a talk splendidly named ‘The Consciousness Cycle’. If your bike looks as trick as these, I’ll buy you a pint. Last few tickets available… #cycletourfest #biketravel #adventure #journeysbybike #travel #indianhero #mirrorsandflags #delhi #getonyourbike #biketour

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Birthday treats. The sun has set a thousand times since I last rode these merry trails.. it’s good to be home. Blessed to have such wonderful nature on the doorstep. What a beautiful gift. It’s snowing and the sun is shining. Obvs. #moutainbike #travel #cannockchase #forest #singletrack #followthedog #specialized #itsbloodyfreezing #bananabreakfast #stpatricksday #jimmymick #makemineaguinness #birthdaytreats

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Two years ago I stopped for a cup of chai in Mangoldoi. A few words from my journal at the time… “Leisurely start, much shitting required after paneer curry. Hearty breakfast and off. Cruisey day, all flat again, bigger crowds drawing at each stop. Very flat farm land either side of road. No word from Johnny.” #throwbackthursday #travel #adventure #biketrip #assam #india #onlystoppedforacuppa #crowdedhouse

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