Global Wheeling arrives in Mozambique and reaches the halfway point of an attempted 40 nations solo on a bicycle. 15045 KM
Crossing five countries through Europe and fifteen across Africa, the Global Wheeling initiative reaches the halfway point of an attempted 40 countries conquered solo through four continents on a bicycle. This eco pilgrimage, a quest to highlight the environmental plight of our time, a protest against global warming and accelerated climate change as the ride outlines the huge benefits the bicycle has to cover great distances whilst treading lightly on the planet. A long an arduous road through some of the planet’s most volatile countries has now reached the end of phase one.
Crossing into Mozambique and tallying up country number twenty after 11 months of below zero temperatures, desert sand storms, civil war and countless sleepless nights in bushes, jungles and forests in faraway lands. Reaching this milestone feels a strange combination of fatigue, pain and satisfaction.
Phase two of the ride will commence next year which will see, South, Central and North America crossed on my trusty steed “Little MS Sunshine”. In the interim I will be back in my home town of Cape Town, South Africa planting loads of trees, trying to secure some bigger sponsorship for phase two and nursing my left knee which is due for surgery after all the wear and tear it’s been subjected to over the last year.
The Global Wheeling website is lined up for a facelift and changes are imminent prior to commencing phase two, I will also be working closely with Warren Wilmott the man behind Baked Ginger Productions as we enter into the editing of HD footage and production of the Global Wheeling Documentary.
Stay tuned in for some fantastic new angles on the project as it benefits from being on home soil for a while…