Daily vlogger and blogger, popularly known as ‘Hels on Wheels’ across social media platforms, is a full-time Global Hobo cyclist who travels the world on
her cycle and shares her experience through photos and youtube vlogs.
‘Hels on Wheels‘ shares her cycling journey to unknown small towns along with the number of kilometres she cycled through her everyday vlogs.
On her 271st day, she cycled 107km (68,504 km) to Al Wathba Cycling Track in Abu Dhabi.
Luckily for Sarah, there’s a World Cup on; she fed me so liberally and generously with fish fingers, wine, salad, mince pies & Christmas cake that it’s only the rush to reach Qatar which drew me away so quickly. But I’ve caught up on many jobs and am (mostly) ready for some big days ahead.
Once out of Al Ain’s beautifully manicured grid of streets, there are a couple of roads to Abu Dhabi, allowing me to select the quieter, smaller one. It was an easy ride with a good big wide shoulder and a nice tailwind.
Huge orange sand dunes had me squealing with excitement for the adventures ahead. Without many diversions on this desert road, I was pleased to find a truck stop offering very good Pakistani food and some unusually dark brown, almost black camels.
After 100 km, I was looking through a wire fence at the southern end of a bike racing track. Inside I knew there to be a campsite but was unenthusiastic to cycle a further 10kms to the entrance on the other side, then double back to the camp; I found a hole in the fence (and evidence in the sand of other cyclists making the same decision) and I was in! Here a 20km track loops around dunes in the otherwise pretty empty landscape.
Inside the loop, on the west, is a free campsite of tables, barbecues and toilet blocks arranged around an artificial pond. I selected one with a nice view of the sunset, setting up on the sand, satisfied with the first of several 100km days ahead.