STORY IN PICTURES: RIDING OUT – STEPHEN FABES
“Like most decisions of great consequence my plan to cycle the length of six of the earth’s continents was made in a pub, beer in one hand, mini-atlas in the other”
STEPHEN FABES RIDING OUT
When Stephen Fabes left his job as a junior doctor and set out to cycle around the world, frontline medicine quickly faded from his mind. Of more pressing concern were the daily challenges of life as an unfit rider on an overloaded bike, helplessly in thrall to pastries.
But leaving medicine behind is not as easy as it seems…
Here he shares a part of that incredible journey in pictures – crossing Mongolia. Stephen’s book Signs of Life: To the Ends of the Earth with a Doctor, tells the full story of his 6 year cycle adventure across 6 continents. A thought-provoking, humorous and highly absorbing account of his epic ride, Signs of Life is available to purchase from Amazon or from Stephen’s website -we absolutely loved it and highly recommend you give it a read.
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Stephen Fabes is a medical doctor with a bad case of wanderlust and no sense of direction. He finally found his way home in 2016 after cycling the length of six continents – a six-year adventure across 75 countries and 53,000 miles. Stephen uses human stories to explore the landscape of health and disease. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, the Telegraph, Geographical, CNN and the BBC among others. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an inspiring public speaker and a regular at live storytelling nights. He currently works in the Emergency Department at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, and time off is for running trails. Signs of Life is his first book.