Sunday, 15 January 2012

Cycling With Elephants

I think by creating this post I am about to generate a blogging version of time loop - something I might have trouble escaping from - however in the true spirit of Star Trek I am going to boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before (maybe) and post it anyway.

In 2010 I left a comment on Andrew Sykes website about his post on a cycling powered, historical travelogue following in the footsteps of Hannibal (him with the Elephants). I'd seen it first time round, thought it was pretty darn good and rated it 8/10. Today, one of the three cycling brothers the programme follows, Sam Wood, commented on that post and thanked me my comment. Andrew has since replied to him and also done a new post about the programme and I am shortly going to reply to this as well as post this. You can see where the loop comes in!

Anyway, it transpires the series has got a repeat showing on BBC2 starting this Friday evening. I can heartily recommend it for anyone who likes history and/or cycle touring. If you like both then even better. 


  1. It was a great series, glad its returning even if just a repeat

  2. Hi
    Thanks for the comment... I hope that by commenting myself here, I am not affecting the space-time continuum.... Arghh! My flat is beginning to crumble like the buildings in Inception.... (etc)

  3. Inception. Good but not Star Trek. Please!

  4. Great series. I saw on their Facebook page they are also running a tour following the route this summer. It would be such an epic ride. The site is