A lesson on the roads of South America

Jane and James Hall
Jane and James Hall

Silverdale School Head of Science Jane Hall has returned to the classroom after a nine-month cycling tour of South America with husband James.

“It was James’ idea,” she said. “He asked me if I could get some time off in January to cycle the Carretera Austral in Chile and I told him it would probably be easier to get a whole year off!”

Covering 8,000 miles, the couple from Ecclesall crossed the Andes several times, passing through Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina.

“Skies were huge and mountains were beautiful,” said Jane. “The road surfaces and weather gave us a real mix and plenty of challenges. People were unbelievably kind, friendly and interesting.”