Episode 01 – Who? What? Where? Why?

Welcome to the very first Washing Up Paper Plates podcast.


The cycling adventure starts very soon. And now that all the equipment is bought and strapped to the bike there’s no going back. In this first episode Barry gives some background to the upcoming bicycle trip through Europe and sets the scene. Why is he doing this? Where is he going? How is he feeling? Who is going with? How is he recording the podcast? Every question you could possibly have, and more, is answered.

Q: Why is it called Washing Up Paper Plates?

A: This entire bicycle touring trip is being done on a small budget. Many years ago I backpacked through Croatia on a similarly small budget and ended up washing up paper plates to use them the next day. This desperate, resourceful act encapsulates the philosophy of this trip perfectly.

Find out more about the podcast here.