Thursday, 13 February 2014

Janapar - Tom's bike trip

In November we had our annual trip to the Kendal Mountain Festival to watch adventure and outdoor films. There's a large emphasis on climbing and mountaineering but there is also plenty of other content for those on two wheels, water sports enthusiasts and outdoor folk in general. They all fascinate me and I find the whole weekend an enjoyable escape from the onset of a dark British winter. This year, the film that stood out for us was Janapar. Ostensibly a bike trip around the world but really a love story that searches into one's soul to find what motivates our life decisions. This beautifully crafted film is highly recommended. Tom Seymour of the Guardian Bike blog reviewed the film but if you want to avoid the spoilers, watch the film first.

Janapar: Official Trailer from Janapar Film on Vimeo.

Tom Allen, the creator of Janapar, has an excellent blog called Tom's Bike Trip that should be an inspiration to anyone harbouring the slightest notion of getting away from mundane every day life and having a world adventure. His advice is stop thinking about it, just do it. Check out Tom's Bike Trip for inspiration on bike travel and what it can mean to your life.

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