It takes a pretty interesting woman to cycle all the way from Ireland to India alone. That’s just what Dervla Murphy, Irish travel writer and touring cyclist, did – in the 1960s. The idea came on her 10th birthday: “a bicycle and an atlas coincided as gifts, and a few days later I decided to cycle to India”. She waited until she was 32 years old to set off on her journey through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan before eventually reaching her destination in India. The stories inspired her first novel: Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle, but her journeys didn’t… View Post