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

What is the scariest thing that’s happened?

I haven’t had many scares in my time on the road … yet more evidence that cycling around the world isn’t much more dangerous than anything else.  That said, I’ve cycled through a riot in Eastern Turkey complete with road-blocks and stone-throwing kids, been thirsty in the desert with no water, chased by several packs of wolf-sized dogs, threatened with a wooden club in Iraq, thrown over the handlebars at high-speed and caught in a lovely Iranian girl’s bedroom by her unsuspecting father.  At the time they were all pretty scary.