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Currently I am cycling around the world by bicycle. Chances are if you live in the world its likely I will be passing through close to you. I follow the rules set out by Guinness below.
Guinness World Records has determined rules to claim you have cycled the whole circumference of the globe. The guidelines are riding at least 29,000 km (18,000 miles). This allows for transport across oceans by airlines etc. The rules state: "the journey should be continuous and in one direction (East to West or West to East), that the minimum distance ridden should be 18,000 miles, and that the total distance traveled by the bicycle and rider should exceed an Equator's length, i.e. 24,900 miles. The ride must start and finish in the same place and must pass at least two antipodal points (these are two points that line up through the earth's center)
In each Country I help by raising money for their charities and arranging future fundraisers. I have been involved in starting and assisting in annual fundraisers in cities such as Prague, Budapest and Zurich.
The idea to circumnavigate the globe by bicycle was born when diagnosed with Cancer 14 years ago. Over time my entire family was diagnosed with cancer. I was the last one.
For confirmation letters from my charities and government officials please see media-official letters. Or even better follow my blog and GPS location each day.
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Cycle Route Around the World
Join Me On My Journey Around The World
I am a firefighter and cancer survivor circumnavigating the globe by bicycle for cancer research.
I post blogs and thoughts each day for readers to follow during my rides and general health and research articles in between. I am happy to get letters from survivors, patients and researchers.
My global ride site actually maps me on Google Maps if I am near a signal. Read my blogs sign up on twitter @copsfire, or RSS feed here
Please follow my journey on the link below. It contains daily journals of all the segments of my rides complete with pictures.
On The Road
Canada/USA/Mexico Completed (Vancouver, Canada to Mexico to St Augustine Florida)
The 2011/12 route crossed the continental USA. Following the Pacific Coast to the west and Mexico to the south. It started (Vancouver - Tijuana Mexico - Florida). I crossed 10 states and finishing in St. Augustine Florida at the Atlantic Ocean averaging 100 miles per day. Temperatures ranged from 124 F down to 40 F and covered all types of terrain from the coastal mountain ranges to deserts to swamps.
I have covered one half of the distance around the Earth so far including climbing over 200,000 ft of elevation.
After crossing North America from the Pacific to the Atlantic by bike I crossed the sea by plane to Portugal. Green is the route currently finished pulling 30 kg of gear from Porto, Portugal through Portugal then Spain along the Camino de Santiago trail into France and across to Switzerland and Hungary.
Swiss Alps (St Gothards Pass 2106 m) The Summit of St Gotthards Pass in Switzerland with Swiss cyclists that joined me for the epic Alps climb to the snow covered summit and to promote their great Charity the "Race Against Cancer"
Crossing India through Thailand to Singapore 7000 km.
Final leg will cross the continent of Australia crossing the Nullarbor Plain from Perth to Sydney 4000 km.