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Stephen is a freelance and award-winning writer, with work published in national and international media.

Travel features

CNN – Volcano daredevils

BBC – Sleeping in Mongolia – while ice cracks below

Backpacker – Inside Nepal’s deadly blizzard

Wild Junket – Ground Level

Cycle (cover story) – Call Of The Wild

Adventure Uncovered – Street Life

Writing competition wins

Winner of Just Back in The Telegraph – Naked cycling in Portland

1st place Pure Travel writing contest 2014 (pub. Geographical) – Bears and how to beat them

1st place We Said Go Inspiration travel writing contest – Don’t Look Down

Highly Commended Bradt / Independent travel writing contest – Friends Indeed

Essays and articles

The Guardian – Harm patients? Junior doctors are striking to protect them

Why adventurers should inspire, not motivate

The Succour of Homesickness

Assorted humour

Less Tarzan, More Jane

60 signs you should stop cycle touring and go home

Jeremy Hunt announces 91 day week NHS

Spin, smears, staticide and grafting a scrotum onto Jeremy Hunt’s chin

Notable blog posts from Cycling The Six

Life after cycling: stage one – The Honeymoon


Rising up, back on the street

The cost of conflict, Afghanistan

Home straights and homecomings

Stephen’s work has also appeared in Action Asia, Outer Edge, Adventure Travel, Wild, Verge, Bicycle Traveler, Sidetracked, The Adventure Cycle-touring handbook, Treadlie and The Expeditioner.

He is currently writing his first book which will focus on the last two years of the round the world ride. It’s still a long way from being complete, but you can pre-pre-order it now for free!