Today marks only four years to go, until I begin my round the world bicycle trip. It was originally planned that I would start in Nepal, after doing the Everest Base Camp trek. However, as of a couple of months ago, I’ve now decided to start in New Zealand, and make my way on to the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia, and then back to Australia.
The first port of entry will be Queenstown, NZ. I will make my way south, to Invercargill, before heading north (hopefully getting to watch a cricket match, here and there), and eventually flying out of Auckland for Vancouver, British Columbia, and spending the following six months riding across to Newfoundland, before crossing over into Maine. The Americas will be where I will likely be spending a larger percentage of the trip in – possibly as long as three and a half years.
This is going to be an incredibly amazing trip, and I can’t wait. There will be easy days, and there will be tough days. Of course, along the way, I will continue to be raising funds and awareness for my favourite charity: FightMND.
Four years may seem a while away, but it’s really not! In the meantime, I need to boost the amount of cycling that I do. I have two big rides, this year, of which I’ve already written about. These last few weeks, though, haven’t been overly conducive, as far as cycling is concerned. Been a number of pretty hot days, some exceeding 40C. There will be a time, when I will be regularly riding through temperatures in the mid to upper 30s, but that time is not now. 🙂
Photo credit: Thomas Andersen - Day 849: Lake Tekapo – Mount Cook
Hi Stephen! How exciting – I’m looking forward to follow your big journey. Best wishes, Thomas
Thanks, Thomas! I look forward to starting! Still considering a bicycle for it. I have a few ideas, though.
Thomas: I can’t believe it’s been over three years since I wrote this post! I’m glad I delayed it by a further year – with Covid-19, I’d very much doubt I’d be able to start at the beginning of 2021!
That will be one unforgettable journey!! Where in Europe are you planning to stop?
I don’t know where, in Europe, I’ll be going through. I hope, though, to visit as many of the European countries as I can. I’m a British passport holder (which needs to be renewed!). And, even though they’ll have left the EU by then, I doubt whether it will impact on travel – at least, I hope not. 🙂