Cycling the Silk Route from Xi'an in China to Taskent fundraising for projects in Kyrgyzstan. See how we got on with health problems, rough roads, and heat...

On this particular trip problems most definitely happened. This started off when we had to turn back to the main tarred road at the beginning when Ro's derailleur bent catching in the sand. Due to the area we were unable to get a new compatible one so we bent it back into shape and zip tied the joints back together. This managed to hold all the way to Harare where we were able to replace it, but this was just the beginning...

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Welcome to STAAG, St. Andrews Adventure Group. We are a student-run society at the University of St. Andrews, founded in 2007. In the past eight years we have become a well established society, running many challenges and adventures, as well as winning ‘Best Society 2013’ and ‘(2nd) Best Society 2015’ along the way.

STAAG has driven from St Andrews to Mongolia in an ambulance and a pick-up, crossed the African continent by bike, canoed across Scotland, gone down the River Thames by pedalo, and much, much more. STAAG joins adventure, challenge, adrenaline and charity. Through our many expeditions we support various local and international organisations.

If you have an idea for an adventure, we are here to help you make it happen. We also run a number of annually recurrent trips, open to all adventurous students, and if you’d just like to share stories and have a chat with like-minded people, come along to our socials, during which a wacky idea or two is also likely to emerge. You can also get in touch with us at the bottom of this page.


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