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Cycling Around the World – Part Two


Cycling Around the World – Part Two
Gallery Magazine Guernsey, Issue 14

We’re on pages 46 and 47.

Thanks to our pal Mimi Bishop for putting together this tasty spread for the 14th Issue of Gallery Magazine Guernsey. Click the interactive publication above and have a read. As if being a design guru wasn’t enough, Mimi’s also a talented singer and ukelele player, why not have a listen to her sparkling dick – soundcloud.com/my-dick-sparkles

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30 Responses to “Cycling Around the World – Part Two”

  1. Wow that’s a great article,
    Mary – I’ll send a couple of copies to your Mum and Ben
    Had a great trip to Norway and it’s a beautiful country but a cup of coffee probably costs a hundred times what you would pay where you are
    Can’t wait to see you both
    Mum xxx

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    Posted by Mum/Marian | February 9, 2013, 8:30 am
  2. Loved these bright and happy words and pictures today! XXX Mum Jen

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    Posted by Mum - Jen | February 9, 2013, 7:55 pm
  3. LONDON – A British couple cycling around the world and chronicling their journey in a blog have been killed in a road accident in Thailand, Thai police said.

    Peter Root and Mary Thompson died Wednesday when they were hit by a pickup truck on a road in Chachoengsao province, east of Bangkok.

    The couple, both 34 and from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, left Britain in July 2011 and had cycled through Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and China.

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    Posted by Mary | March 30, 2013, 2:11 am
  4. They had been posting photos and details of their trip on the website Two on Four Wheels.

    Police Lt. Col. Supachai Luangsukcharoen said Monday that investigators found the bodies of the couple, their bicycles and belongings scattered on the roadside, along with a pickup truck that crashed between some trees.

    Supachai said the truck driver, 25-year-old Worapong Sangkhawat, was seriously injured in the crash. He told police his truck hit the cyclists as he was reaching down to pick up a cap from the vehicle’s floor, Supachai said.

    The driver has been released on bail and faces charges of causing death by dangerous driving, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail.

    Police said the couple’s bodies were being kept at a rescue unit in Chachoengsao, 20 miles (30 kilometers) east of Bangkok.

    Britain’s Foreign Office confirmed that two Britons died in Thailand on Feb. 13.

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    Posted by Mary | March 30, 2013, 2:11 am
  5. I read about this in the evening post whilst waiting for a take away in a curry house in Bedminster, Bristol, Uk. A tragic end to anyone’s life but all the more poignant when it’s such a vivacious and young couple, mid flow on a successful adventure… 2 people truly taking in our planet without the use of fossil fuels. You died too young… But you saw more than most will ever see. Peace, love and empathy. X

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    Posted by Alex | April 13, 2013, 1:42 am
  6. It’s kinda eery to see this website still up after the couples death. Anyway, R.I.P. world travelers.

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    Posted by Jun | April 21, 2013, 8:32 am
  7. I still enjoy reading about these adventures. I wish I would have known them! I know they were having the time of their lives! Heaven would be a continuation of their travels, and I hope they are riding on there. God speed and God bless.

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    Posted by Jamie | April 22, 2013, 12:54 am
  8. Well, personally….. I think it is an incredibly brave move on the part of the families involved in this tragedy. Good on em I reckon!

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    Posted by Ian | May 4, 2013, 6:06 am
  9. I am myself a bike traveler although only on short journeys. I’ve learned about their tragic end through an other web site (Travelling Two) that I was following in early March.

    I think it is very nice to keep up their web page as a remembrance of what they did and how they lived the last period of their lives.

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    Posted by Vu Do Quynh | May 5, 2013, 4:30 am
  10. Soy un ciclista habitual, cuando escucho noticias como la muerte de cualquier ciclista siento una enorme tristeza, pero cuando monto de nuevo en la bici, me digo a mi mismo que sea en honor de los que partieron…y a los que quedamos nos toca luchar por espacios seguros para montar bicicleta, en ciudades y carreteras. Peter Root y Mary Thompson (acidente en Bangkok Thailandia), Ilse Mariel Alonso Leal (asesinada por microbusero en México D.F.), Mauro Talini (atropellado por tractocamion en Sonora México), David Granados (asesinado por conductor de una S.U.V. Mercedez Benz en L.A.California), José Luis Rivera Resendiz (asesinado por conductor en Queretaro México), Burry Stander (atropellado por microbus en KwaZulu-Natal Sudafrica) y tantos otros ciclistas que han partido, pido por ellos el descanso eterno, solo queda decir que montemos en bici con mucho cuidado.

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    Posted by Fernando Montes de Oca | May 20, 2013, 11:28 pm
  11. A tragic news about the couple who died in a traffic accident. I have respect for those young people who made their dreams to reality. Their adventures have been stopped so prematurely by the negligence of a truck drivers. Myself as cyclists, I can say that the danger is always around the corner, often because there are too many irresponsible car driver on the way. Often cyclists need a lot of luck by travell.
    Unfortunately, we living in a world where the car traffic have become high status in the human culture.
    Car traffic is a killer machine, an invention which cause thousands of deaths each day in the world. A very strange and dangerous lifestyle that characterized the modern human people. This unsustainable car-lifestyle should get everyone to reflect. If you want to make a difference, and at the same time show solidarity to the couple Maria & Peter, an idea is to leave your car at home, and instead to use your bike.

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    Posted by Gianluca Gaudenzi | May 30, 2013, 8:51 pm
  12. I hope that this is read by Mary’s family. I had the privilege of working with Mary. She was one of THE nicest people I have ever met. ‘Scary’ was one of the ‘ladi anes what lunch’ gang.

    Quite simply, I loved Mary. She brought Pete round for enchiladas and it was obvious how devoted to each other they were. A light went out in this world at the tragic loss of the beautiful serene funny gorgeous Mary

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    Posted by Sue Edmonds | July 6, 2013, 9:13 pm
  13. We’re down here in Bahia,Brazil, where we live. We’re bike lovers,bike is our main transport here.But everytime we use the road with our small open truck and we see a biker with bags and flags etc, we stop, we offer a ride mainly to get him off the road for a while and of course to help in any other way. Our house has also been often used by passing bikers around the world. It’s something realy special for us, someone who decides to hit the road around our planet this way….that is the best way to see it all! Unfortunately our world is getting more dangerous everyday…in every way. Beautiful example of Mary and Peter!! Will keep it in our hearts!

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    Posted by Carlos,Gabi e Mel | July 20, 2013, 2:00 pm
  14. en paz descansen amigos ciclistas

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    Posted by David | July 31, 2013, 8:41 pm
  15. I never met Peter and Mary but I did spend a lot of time reading about their adventures. I still visit their website and think of them often. Even though I didn’t meet them they gave me inspiration and happiness. I often say a little prayer for them and they will continue to be in my thoughts, Jon x.

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    Posted by Jon Marshall. | August 5, 2013, 5:49 pm
  16. Dear Peter Roots and Mary Thomson’s Family

    I am a Thai cyclist and I feel terribly sorry for the accident of you beloveds. The accident caused the ease of this extraordinary trip with no words. I, for the sake of a cyclist, feel enormously threatened by careless driving. And for a position of a father myself, I feel rotten for your families to send your beloved out to ride with no return.

    The time durably passed, and people suddenly forgot, but for the long-gone loss of a family, it would never go away.

    I and my Thai biker friend intend to do something for this incident, therefore, we came up with this project “อ้อมกอด หมื่นไมล์” “ Ten Thousand Miles Embrace” which is an alone-riding project for me to pedal from the accident scene to Guernsey, UK – the home of the beloved ones. In an intention of carrying out sorrow I have that I cannot save them from a basic danger. I would like to offer this embrace for all the Thais living on a faraway land to your families without any obligation for you to be binded.

    I, therefore, notify you for the project.

    Grid Sukavejvorakit
    A 60 year-old Thai cyclist, Occupation : Writer
    วันที่…….6 August 2013

    Note:
    I will be at Guernsey within 8 months from the departure………… and you can always check out the project “อ้อมกอด หมื่นไมล์” “ Ten Thousand Miles Embrace” and my journey from ……(I will show you later. My E-Mail : krit.runner@hotmail.co.th)

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    Posted by Krit | August 6, 2013, 3:41 pm
  17. I remember reading about this accident and I was saddened. A friend directed me to this blog..Their blog and waht a great read and adventure.
    they were together and doing what they loved.
    Being a cyclist also I understand the danger but it still is hard to hear when these thing happen.
    Our thoughts with family left behind and what better memorial to be left behind but this blog.
    remember them as they were.

    Scotty

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    Posted by Shane Scott | August 15, 2013, 6:16 am
  18. “When I’m gone you’ll know me by the friends I leave behind”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkD9VUt11Fo

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    Posted by GM | November 17, 2013, 11:57 pm
  19. Still thinking about your lives and how lucky you were to live your dream. I’m glad your site is still up… It is a reminder to me of how short life can be and how we should live out our dreams now. I think it would have been even more tragic to die cycling home from the local store. As it is, I hope your family knows how much you both have inspired people.

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    Posted by Nolyn | January 30, 2014, 9:14 am
  20. I agree. I haven’t had a chance to read about their journeys but I intend too.

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    Posted by Amanda | February 13, 2014, 4:44 pm
  21. Well, a little over a year since two families lost a son and daughter respectively. Personally, I hope both families are somehow moving forward and my thoughts are with you all.

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    Posted by Ian | April 6, 2014, 6:10 am
  22. hello my bike traveler.
    im jin,17 years old.i come from thailand. i never happy when i think of you. so sadly you both have to died in our country.cause the worst traffic in the world. i’m just a normal girl, i feel hate myself.unfortunate, i could not help you. BUT i promise. i’ll be a good bike traveler like you. and also assistance a bike friends. if they need to help. sorry for the bad thing you met in thailand,sorry for i can’t help, sorry for everything, sorry for my grammar guys,you’re amazing! that’s too bad you have to died.all of my memories will keep you all in heart forever.
    please accept our heartfelt sympathy…..love you all, jin.

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    Posted by Jin R. Chayapakpattarasakul | April 6, 2014, 2:15 pm
  23. agree with ya, this project is amazing! i love them so much.and i am thai too.

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    Posted by Jin R. Chayapakpattarasakul | April 6, 2014, 2:21 pm
  24. Thank you so much

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    Posted by Marian Root | April 30, 2014, 11:24 pm
  25. I only read about this tragedy today. So glad this site is still existing, it is a fitting memorial to them – most people would never get close to doing anything like this. Their insights into the countries they visited are so valuable. Thank you Peter and Mary x

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    Posted by Sarah | May 27, 2014, 6:16 pm
  26. tailwinds forever guys

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    Posted by johann | May 28, 2014, 3:59 pm
  27. That’s a skillful answer to a diuicfflt question

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    Posted by Lidia | August 20, 2014, 2:34 am
  28. You’re on top of the game. Thanks for shagnir.

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    Posted by Precious | August 20, 2014, 3:53 pm

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