My interest in photography began with a backpacking trip to Africa and a simple APS camera. Most of the pictures were snapshots, but I quickly grew passionate about documenting what I saw with a camera.

Sitting behind the window of a moving vehicle, as I was then, isn’t a good place to take photographs. Neither is the saddle of a bicycle, but the freedom of being able to stop when I wanted was one of the reasons I took to two-wheeled travel.

Photography played an important part of my 3-year journey Japan to U.K, motivating me to explore different roads and the places I pedaled through and stayed in.

In August 2009 I began the Big Africa Cycle. My route will take me through west, central and southern Africa, a journey of over 25,000km through more than 25 countries.

You can follow Peter’s trips via his website.