Cycling The Globe

A Cycle Touring Expedition Around The World

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Welcome to Cycling The Globe - a website about a 60.000 km solo bicycle adventure through 60 countries around the world.



Thomas Andersen, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Hi, my name is Thomas Andersen. In October 2010 I left Denmark by bicycle, not knowing what to expect. What followed was an epic journey.

I have cycled through Eastern Europe learning all about the local beer, I have been chased by dogs in Turkey. I have pedalled through Syria before the war. I have been a celebrity in Malaysia, and worked on a huge cattle station in Australia.

I spent the year of 2014 cycling through South America which looked like this!

In 2016 I flew to Cape Town and I'm now cycling home towards Denmark!

I hope you will enjoy your stay on this site. Come along by checking out the diary below, and also the feeds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Day 2000++: A European Update

If you have only been following this blog and not the live updates over at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you might think I have only made it to Kenya. The ...

Day 2047 - 2056: Visa Break in

I had planned to cycle further up towards the border of Ethiopia before catching a bus back to Nairobi to sort out my visa, but with the road turning into ...

Day 2046, Kapenguria - Kainuk:

Distance: 105.9 km Ride time: 6:50:14 Average: 15.5 km/h Max speed: 46.1 km/h Total: 50921 km Today would mark an important milestone on this African adventure. In my mind, the ride has always been ...

Day 2045, Webuye - Kapenguria,

Distance: 105.9 km Ride time: 6:50:14 Average: 15.5 km/h Max speed: 46.1 km/h Total: 50921 km Cycling on Sundays in Africa is interesting - while passing the small villages there is always plenty of religious ...

New Video: Cycling Africa - fr

Africa was my last continent by bike - and what a Grand Finale :-) A collection of photos and videos from my 8 months and 10.000 km on the continent ...

Day 2044, Busia - Webuye: Into

Distance: 86.6 km Ride time: 5:14:22 Average: 16.5 km/h Max speed: 40.0 km/h Total: 50815 km I had been staying in a cheap hotel in the border town of Busia between Uganda and Kenya. This ...

Day 2043, Jinja - Busia: Scrat

Distance: 115.1 km Ride time: 5:53:34 Average: 19.5 km/h Max speed: 45.4 km/h Total: 50728 km After a couple of super interesting days spent visiting the Ananda Marga orphanage in Lugazi it was back to ...

Day 2042, Lugazi - Jinja: The

Distance: 45.0 km Ride time: 2:46:34 Average: 16.2 km/h Max speed: 47.9 km/h Total: 50613 km It would have been interesting to spend more time at the Ananda Marga Mission, but the road was calling ...

Day 2041, Kampala - Lugazi: Le

Distance: 55.8 km Ride time: 3:22:33 Average: 16.5 km/h Max speed: 44.3 km/h Total: 50568 km After a nice break in Kampala I was once again navigating the busy roads on the way out of ...

Day 2035 - 2040: Kampala, Ugan

Distance: 81.6 km Ride time: 5:04:14 Average: 16.1 km/h Max speed: 50.4 km/h Total: 50512 km Since I had been sleeping a few kilometers to the south of the equator I was crossing the magic ...