In March 2012, I left my home in Gloucestershire, UK, to cycle around the world. I have no idea how long this will take ...

But isn’t travelling by bike dangerous?

There is no good reason to believe that cycling around the world is more dangerous than backpacking around the world provided some basic preparation is done beforehand.  I have rarely felt in danger on my trip – local people are always far too nice to make me feel uneasy.  Check out my is cycling around the world dangerous?‘ post.