St Andrews to Dundee. Tentsmiur National Nature Reserve

From London to Edinburg on Bicycle. Photos on Map

Here is a map with pictures on it, showing my cycling ride from London to Edinburg. I tried to keep on National Cycling Route 1 – this option was provided by Google Maps more clear then from any other sources.

All online “roads” lead to Sustrans, where you are offered to buy a bunch of paper maps, which I would never do on many reasons, unless they create an app. The National Cycling Route 1 isn’t a specially developed trail and often goes with traffic, but further to the North it becomes better and better. Anyway the drivers in UK accept  the fact that cyclists have some rights on the roads, that makes cycling even with traffic still enjoyable. The cars stay and wait while you are passing roundabout! Speed limits also help a lot. Nobody hoots, just rustles behind you before it will be a space for overtaking.

Where I sleep

Mostly in the tent on a pubs’ or hotels’ backyards out of the towns. It moves my sleeping hours to the later night till later morning, but it gives me safety. And nice bathroom!

Lena Faber used to work as a journalist at a mainstream Russian newspaper, she wrote books for a major publishing house, and directed her original concept on Drive TV in Russia. In 2009, she moved to South Africa and taught at the University of SA, where she took up running competitively and won a silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championship. She has also won an international photo contest and had a photo exhibition of her work. In 2014 she decided to try fast long-distance hiking and started with the Appalachian Trail where she earned a trail name "Brave" from other hikers. She has also cycled US Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, as well as other parts of the world. Still hiking and cycling somewhere.