This is my travel log. It is mostly about long-distance cycling, but some journeys (or some legs thereof) include other modes of transport. I also record some of my short-distance rides here.

If you were wondering what ‘On My Todd‘ means… Todd is not my bike’s name as some folks suggested. ‘On my Todd’ is an expression taken from East London cockney rhyming slang. Tod Sloan was a US-American jockey well-known in England at the end of the 19th century. ‘Tod Sloan’ rhymes with ‘on my own’, the full name got shortened to just the first name and the expression ‘on my Tod(d)’ emerged.

So as the name implies, I’m doing most of these trips by myself. However, that doesn’t mean I’m alone all the time. Of course, there are boring or lonely times, too. But I usually meet a lot of interesting people on my trips – not only good ones, but that’s not the point (and what is ‘good’ anyway).

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5 Responses to About

  1. Sandra says:

    I love reading about your travels! I’ve done some of these countries myself , but it must be much more adventurous on a bike. Could you email me, I would love to have more info on the road from Murmansk to Ivalo, as I want to go there in August this year. Cheers, Sandra

  2. Eren Topcu says:

    Hello Todd

    I am from Istanbul , Turkey. I am interested in ships that my father was a sailor who travelled by ships all around the world. Also my uncle was naval officer and ship model maker after his retirement that made amazing models. They both origin of love on ships and seas and inspired me to open ‘’ Ship Breaking Group ‘’. It is the most popular and known page in the world on ship recycling by having currently more than 20k members who they are from six continents and one hundred country.

    At this point saw shots on the web taken in Chittagong , Bangladesh and if possible I would like to share them in ship breaking group.

    If you like you can take a look by clicking following link and join group too.


    Thanks for your keen interest.

    Best Regards
    Eren Topcu
    Founder of Ship Breaking Group

    • Todd says:

      Hey Eren,

      Thanks for your message.
      Feel free to share the pictures in your group – please add a copyright notice and perhaps a link to my site.

      Best regards,

  3. M. says:

    You know it is a pity that your pictures are missing thyself.



  4. JG says:

    ” the full name got shortened to just the first name and the expression ‘on my Tod(d)’ emerged.”

    The full name was never used, this was how cockney rhyming slang worked. The rhyming word was left off so that those not in the know would bot know what was being said. As in “My new whistle was a bit of bread” meaning “My new suit cost a fair bit of money”.

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