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

Why did you choose to travel by bicycle?

Travelling by bicycle allows the rider to see the world pass at a manageable pace. I can stop wherever I like, whenever I like and experience the world closer than from behind reinforced perspex. Linked to that is the fact that bicycle-travel enables the rider to visit small towns and villages completely off the beaten track. I have a preference for quieter, undiscovered places, no matter how historic or beautiful the busier alternative might be. A bicycle allows me to find these places.

There are many other reasons. Check out my ‘8 reasons to travel by bike‘ post.