I'm Tom, from Belgium, 35 years old. I'm an experienced traveller, but, in pursuit of new experiences, this is my first extended cycling trip. I will be travelling in the footsteps of Marco Polo along the Silk Route, cycling from Istanbul to Beijing through Turkey, Georgia, Azerbeijan, Khazakstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. I just left Istanbul a few days ago (8th June) along the Black Sea coast to Georgia. My intention is to travel approximatelly 100km per day (excluding resting days) for the next 5 to 7 months. Would love to find a companion to share (part of) the experience!