Sofiane's Silk Road Adventure

€1,828 of €5,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 7 months

(English / Français)

Riding bikes is expensive. It costs a lot of money when you ride them around your house, and even more when you ride them around the world, like I do. So far, I've been able to support my passion with my savings, touring 18 different countries in 18 months and totaling close to 50.000km/30.000mi.

I would very much like to keep going and make one of my biggest dream come true by riding my bike from my doorstep all the way to China.
Unfortunately, I damaged my touring bike on my last trip and then, a week before the start of Trans Am, my road bike was stolen. So I'm down to zero bikes and the costly Trans am bike race left me with an empty wallet.  

To ride the 15.000km/10.000mi long Silk Road, I'm gonna need a new bike, some gear and enough money to pay for the different visas, a few ferries, food, hotel nights, a plane ticket to go home and whatever money border officials expect me to cough up.
We're talking at least 3 to 4 months on the road, so any help is appreciated. 
Thanks in advance for supporting my passion and helping me make my dream come true.

Sofiane
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La passion du vélo coûte cher. Elle coûte cher quand on parcourt les routes autour de chez soi, et plus cher encore quand on explore celles de contrées reculées. Jusqu'ici je suis toujours parvenu à vivre ma passion grâce à mes économies, voyageant dans 18 pays au cours des 18 derniers mois et couvrant une distance de près de 50.000km.

Je ne demande rien de mieux que de continuer, avec en ligne de mire la réalisation d'un de mes rêves : rallier la Chine en partant de Paris. 
Malheureusement j'ai endommagé mon vélo de voyage en chutant en Thailande et je me suis fait volé mon vélo de route 3 jours avant de partir pour la Trans Am. Je n'ai pour ainsi dire plus de vélo et la Trans Am m'ayant coûté très cher, je ne suis pas en mesure de financer seul ma prochaine aventure.

Pour parcourir les 15.000km de la route de la soie, j'ai besoin d'un nouveau vélo, d'équipements et d'assez d'argent pour payer les différents visas, un ou deux ferrys, la nourriture, les nuits d'hôtel, un billet d'avion pour revenir en France et sûrement quelques bakchiches aux frontières. 
Je prévois de rester au moins trois ou quatre mois sur les routes. Chaque don me rapproche un peu plus de mon objectif.

Merci de me soutenir et de m'aider à réaliser un de mes rêves.

Sofiane

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We're not quite there yet, but we're off to a good start. The cost of visas and bribes is covered ! I can almost smell the jasmine tea and the Peking duck !
Every little bit helps. Every donation gets me closer to China :)
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