Cycling Around the World
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1:  Into Africa

Setting out from the UK, I visited the following countries:

France, Spain, Gilbraltar, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal.

Note: Onward travel in Africa was thwarted when my passport was stolen.


2:  Back to Europe

Leaving the UK for the second time, I visited the following countries:

Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey


3:  Central Asia

From Turkey I made my way into Central Asia, visiting the following countries:

Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and China


4:  Southeast Asia

From China I made my way into Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. A brief visit to Hong Kong.


5:  North America



Total countries visited to date =   32   (as of May 2014)

Ian Akers
Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Derek no wonder i could not find you talk about extreme !!! good for you

Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 3:53 am

Hi derek my name is Carolina from Chile, you are travelling to your self deep inside i think…great experience!!! (sorry if my english is not so good! i hope that you can understand me) good luck!

    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Thank you Carolina, I hope to visit your beautiful country one day!

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 6:19 am

hi Derek i also like travelling around the world and i admire you very much. :))

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7:53 am

Hi Derek, it was great meeting you today… Tuesday May 6, 2014… at your campsite near Falkland BC. Have a wonderful ride into Kamloops!

    Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Hi Teri, thanks for saying hello! Now in Kamloops, will take a short break here. 🙂

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Hola Derek, mi nombre es Javier y soy de Argentina. Admiro mucho tu fuerza y templanza! Si estas por aqui y necesitas hospedaje contactame por favor. Saludos!

Minh Hoang
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Hey Derek. I was so touching when i read the article about you. Your lifestyle is exactly what I want to follow. Your life are always a challenge. If you need a partner, I’d like to be one. Good luck to your journey.

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 10:01 pm

When did you do Canada? I hope you come back…i’d love to ride one day with you 🙂 Keep going strong brother! 🙂

    Monday, March 9, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Hi George,

    I rode Canada last year, starting in May from Vancouver, see and then all the way across West to East, taking in the Rocky Mountains. It was magical, in more ways than words can adequately describe. I will return again, God willing.

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