Riding into The Sunrise - Recollections of a bicycle journey across Russia

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Spring 1993. 14 months earlier the USSR had collapsed and with Russia accessible once more Gregory Yeoman and his expedition companions set off on their bicycles to ride from the Baltic to the Pacific. Over 153 days they encountered wild landscapes, wild people, crumbling hotels and Siberia’s two cheeses on an extraordinary adventure through a nation finding itself after 70 years of Communism. More

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About Gregory Yeoman

Gregory Yeoman has worked in travel and tourism for 20 years, starting out in 1994 leading and designing cycling and mountain biking holidays in various countries around the world. He has cycled on all 7 continents, adding Antarctica to the list in December 2003, and has planned and completed the following major cycle expeditions:
The 2,000-year Bike Ride (Nottingham to Athens, 2000 miles, 1987)
The Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition (the subject of ‘Riding into the Sunrise', 1993)
The Karelian Cycle Expedition (Murmansk to St Petersburg, 1500 miles, 2003)
The Great Australian Cycle Expedition (8000 miles, 2004/5)
In 2011 he cycled 1000 miles solo from John O’Groats to Land’s End in the UK, raising money for the MS Society. Details of all of these trips and others can be found on his website www.red-line.moonfruit.com.

Since returning from the Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition in 1994, Gregory Yeoman has regularly given slideshows and presentations to businesses, clubs and schools, describing his cycling exploits and using them to illustrate setting and achieving goals. Please visit his website for details and testimonials, and to request a booking.

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Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition - short clip
A short clip giving a taste of the 1993 Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition: 8304 miles by bike from St Petersburg to Vladivostok in 153 days. Gregory Yeoman and Kate Leeming planned the trip and were joined by five Russian cyclists in stages.

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Review by: Simon Watt on Oct. 30, 2012 :
Outstanding story about a tremendous adventure. Combining graphic detail about the experience with rich history and background –and all with a fabulous sense of humour to make it a fascinating read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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