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

Don’t you miss your family and friends?

Yes I do, although I’ve come to terms with the fact that not seeing them is a necessary sacrifice to take part in this adventure and I think they’ve come to terms with that too. Technology nowadays is wonderful, particularly Gmail and Skype, which means I can talk to them regularly. In fact, I reckon I talk to my family more often nowadays than when I was at university less than 100km from home!