The adventure begins

Despite not knowing their down tubes from their derailleurs, Liz and Miranda, two friends from London, have embarked on a bike ride around the world.

Setting off on 1 May 2017, Liz is due to cycle from her home in Islington to the Port of Harwich in Essex; then on through Europe and along the Danube to Istanbul, where Miranda will join her in August 2017 after her own epic train adventure.

Miranda is a photographer and filmmaker and Liz is a travel journalist and beer writer (and drinker).

They really, really like bicycles.