In Alaverdi (under the staring eyes of local people who seemed to somehow be surprised to see tourists around) we strolled through the center. The first glimpse of this hamlet wasn’t appealing: huge factories falling apart, shabby rows of grey Soviet-era apartment blocks. There were old cable cars just hanging in mid-air which once took the copper miners to and from work.
Chris & Gabs
Chris O’Hare and Gabriella Gratrix are no strangers to a challenge, but this year will see them face the biggest challenge of all, as they set off to cycle around the world for Prevent Breast Cancer. This epic journey will see them cycle over 100,000 km across 7 continents, and will take around 7 years. If just reading those figures leaves you breathless, pencil in the fact that many areas won’t have roads, and some mountain passes are almost impassable, even harder given the fact that their bikes will weigh over 55kg when loaded with kit! Now, that’s some going!