Transamazonica: the frail frontier

September-november 2016

 

After cycling from Malaysia to London in 2013-2014 it seems like my bum has finally recovered and I've been back in the saddle. Recently, I went on a two-and-a-half month journey with World Record holder and adventurer Reza Pakravan. Together we cycled, took ridiculously sized boats and planes across some of the most rural parts of Brazil and Peru. The route started in Belem at the mouth of the Amazon River in the Atlantic and finished in Lima at the Pacific Ocean.  We wanted to raise awareness of deforestation in the region and how it impacts on the indigenous tribes that live there. What we witnessed was heartbreaking.

 

 

We teamed up with Samarcanda Film to film and turn the journey into an exciting six-part TV series out later this year. Cycling with a speedy world record holder wasn't always smooth sailing - see for yourself...