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

Who inspired you to make such a long trip?

I can’t say I have a single inspiration and even if I did I would probably, regrettably, be too proud to admit it.  My parents have lived most of their lives as their own bosses, valuing personal happiness highly even it means going against the grain.  My brother was essential to my first bicycle trips.  If I hadn’t enjoyed them I wouldn’t have continued cycling.  My sister is the kindest of the lot, keeping the encouragement flowing.  As a tool, Google Maps, is my biggest source of inspiration.  The hours, no days, no months I have spent scrolling around the world.  But I suppose that’s not a ‘who’.