A Meandering Cycle From the UK to New Zealand

After six months, we still don’t know how we got ourselves onto such a trip. Yes, we’d both daydreamed of big adventures, but cycling the world? That was something neither of us ever imagined we’d be lucky enough to be able to do. But we’re doing it. 

Since leaving in April 2018, we’ve worked our way through Europe to Asia. To say it’s been eventful would be a huge understatement. We’ve been taken to court in Russia, victims of a helicopter scam in Nepal, and stuck up a mountain in Norway (that was actually a lot of fun). But riding the lows along with the highs is all part of the adventure, right? And don’t get me wrong, we’ve had a lifetime’s supply of highs. Let’s see what the next six months of peddling brings.

We hope you’re enjoying the ride as much as we are. 

Jennie & Dan

 
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RIDING STATS*

Currently cycling in Nepal
Countries visited: 11
Distance cycled: 5,257km / 3,267mi
Total elevation: 43,731m / 143,474ft
Time in saddle: 367 hours 23 mins
Ride days: 91
Rest days: 104  

Biggest ride: 106.8km / 66.4mi (Sweden)
Biggest climb: 934m / 3,064.3ft (Spain)
Biggest elevation in one day: 1,395m / 4,576.8ft (Spain)
Mountain ranges°: 7

Pushed over snow/avalanches: 8
Punctures: Dan 2, Jen 0
Cracked rims: Dan 1, Jen 1
Bike shop visits: 4
Services: 1
Fallen off bike: Dan 4, Jen 5

Highest altitude cycled: 1,980m / 6,496ft (Nepal)
Highest altitude hiked: 4,940m / 16,207ft (Nepal)
Highest altitude slept: 4,930m / 16,174ft (Nepal)

 

 

 
*updated on: 12/10/2018
°Cantabrian, Pyrenees, Rhône-Alpes, Jura, Black Forest, Hallingskarvet, Himalayas

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NON-RIDING stats*

Started: 01/04/2018
Days elapsed: 195
Wild camp: 35
Campsite: 46
Paid accommodation: 90
Family, friends & hosts: 10
Warm Showers: 1
In transit: 8
Hospital: 1
Back home: 4

Plane: 3
Helicopter: 1
Ferry: 2,608.7km / 1,621mi (6) 
Train: 3,224.9km / 2,003.9mi (6)
Bus: 432km / 268mi (3)
Hitchhiked: 61.7km / 38.3mi (2)
Hiked: 121.9km / 75.7mi (6)

Visitors from home: 2
Leech: Dan 15, Jen 9
Tick: Dan 12, Jen 2
Not showered: 7 days
Dog chases: 2
Hospitalised: Dan 1, Jen 0
Big arguments: 5
Poops in wild: 13

*updated on 12/10/2018