Hi there! Come along with us on our adventure.

On the 2nd of February 2014 we embarked on our long desired adventure: Cycling east from Rotterdam with Nepal as destination. As we travel and meet people our horizon will broaden, follow us and see the world with our eyes. Through this website you can explore the places we see, read about the people we meet on the road, learn about the topics we find interesting & inspiring and read more about our thoughts, feelings and what makes us wonder... We travel unsupported and rely on our own funding. Here on twisting spokes we will share our story.

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  • A 36 hour taste of winter cycling

A 36 hour taste of winter cycling

Our legs are shaking, our fingers are numb and we are only 500 meters away from the hostel where we stayed in Bishkek. A really nice place by the way, nice and comfortable, where the communal heating was on all day. So making the step from 23 degrees inside to minus 10 outside after three weeks […]

  • Discovering the diversity of Kyrgyzstan

Discovering the diversity of Kyrgyzstan

  • 21st November, 2014

Looking at the map we see a red line running from Osh to Bishkek. It is a highway and actually still the M41. We are reluctant to take this road because we prefer to avoid heavy traffic and take smaller roads where possible. At the same time we have heard that many of the smaller roads […]

  • The Pamir Highway M41- 4655m a real high

The Pamir Highway M41- 4655m a real high

Anticipation… Expectations… Personal opinions. Cycling the The Pamir Highway M41 is not only about having the legs but definitely the stamina, the motivation and the persistence. Altitude sickness, bad roads, good and bad stories of other cyclists and illness are all a part of it. It has been a mind blowing, interesting cultural and physical experience for […]

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Church in Panfilov park


Icy departure and on our way to Almaty. Good taste of winter cycling and getting to know this quite modern city.
At the hostel


Looking for a place to be at home for a while we stayed in Bishkek for three weeks to be social, get to know the city and eat. Yum!
A yurt!

Too Ashuu pass and Bishkek

From 2000 up to 3200 meters, through the tunnel of doom, down an amazing descent, into the fog and with a tailwind towards Bishkek.