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


The map below shows the route I’ve taken so far.   Each blue marker corresponds to a place I’ve spent the night.  The blue line shows where I plan to go.

You might be interested in the following FAQs:

Where’s your final destination?

I would like to cycle all the way round the world ending my trip outside the front door of my house in Gloucestershire, UK.  That’s exactly where I started.  That said, there are many factors outside my control that could force me to compromise on that destination.  It would be foolish to be so intent on reaching my goal that I prioritise it over everything else.  The further around the world I go though, the more determined I am to finish.

How long will this trip take you?

Another impossible question and I’m afraid, again, I don’t have a definite answer.  It will take as long as I am enjoying myself.  My best guess is 3 and a half years but that’s about as accurate as picking the lottery numbers.  I could cycle continuously and finish soon but maybe I’ll stop to work somewhere, maybe I’ll fall in love, maybe I’ll start my own business … the possibilities are endless.

Where do you sleep?

I sleep in a lot of places.  Whatever presents itself naturally at the end of the day is likely to become my temporary home.  In the countryside I usually camp.  Often I am invited to spend the night in a local person’s home.  If that happens I usually accept and like this I have slept in everything from a tin shed to marble palace.  In cities, I find places to stay in Couchsurfing, Warmshowers or hostels.  The first two are hospitality networks that connect travellers with hosts and have worked wonders all over the world.  Rest assured, in almost 2 years of travel I’ve slept in some weird and wonderful places.