*First broadcast on March 24, 2022. Steve Tallon is a cycling enthusiast from the UK. In 2005, he spent eight months cycling from the UK to Japan. It was a 16,000-kilometer journey through Europe, the Middle East, central Asia and China. In a Japanophiles interview, Tallon tells Peter Barakan what inspired him to undertake this trip. He talks about the adventures he experienced along the way, and the appeal of cycling. Tallon, now a 30-year resident of Japan, also takes us to one of his favorite local destinations.
Steve Tallon is a cycling enthusiast from the UK
He says that cycling lets you really take in your surroundings
Tallon tells Peter Barakan about his 16,000-kilometer bike ride from the UK to Japan