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, Windhoek, Namibia

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.

In late 2013 I flew to Ushuaia in southern Argentina and cycled north towards Canada.

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 1948, Rehoboth - Windhoek:

Distance: 91.2 km Ride time: 5:46:11 Average: 15.8 km/h Max speed: 51.5 km/h Total: 45325 km I had been looking forward to reach Windhoek. The Namibian country side has been an amazing experience, but it's ...

Day 1947, Kalkrand - Rehoboth:

Distance: 100.3 km Ride time: 5:41:39 Average: 17.6 km/h Max speed: 30.2 km/h Total: 45234 km I'm back on tarmac after what feels like a long time on dirt. Wow, much easier to ride 100 ...

Day 1946, Maltahöhe - Kalkran

Distance: 118.2 km Ride time: 8:39:21 Average: 13.7 km/h Max speed: 36.0 km/h Total: 45134 km From Maltahöhe I decided to take a more direct route towards the capital Windhoek instead of continuing on the ...

Day 1944 - 1945, Helmeringhaus

Distance: 139.0 km Ride time: 8:30:18 Average: 16.3 km/h Max speed: 33.8 km/h Total: 45016 km Even though touring cyclists are obviously in good physical shape, most of the time we will be out there ...

Day 1943, Tirasberg - Helmerin

Distance: 47.9 km Ride time: 3:51:21 Average: 12.4 km/h Max speed: 25.9 km/h Total: 44877 km Good morning from Namibia! Is there really anything else to say? :-) .flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } ...

Day 1942, Aus - Tirasberg: Afr

Distance: 112.6 km Ride time: 7:22:17 Average: 15.3 km/h Max speed: 47.5 km/h Total: 44829 km I woke up to a surprisingly chilly morning in my tent in the Namibian desert. Lovely to ride the ...

Day 1941, Rosh Pinah - Aus: Fe

Distance: 116.9 km Ride time: 7:50:07 Average: 14.9 km/h Max speed: 34.2 km/h Total: 44716 km Knowing that I would be doing a lot of climbing in the beginning of the day, I was on ...

Day 1939 - 1940: Orange River

Distance: 58.7 km Ride time: 5:13:56 Average: 11.2 km/h Max speed: 36.0 km/h Total: 44599 km I had woken up with some sudden stomach cramps during the night, realizing the problem must have come from ...

Day 1938, Noordoewer - Fish Ri

Distance: 97.6 km Ride time: 6:51:52 Average: 14.2 km/h Max speed: 45.4 km/h Total: 44540 km As I was having my breakfast at a gas station in the border town of Noordoewer, I had no ...

Day 1937, Springbok - Noordoew

Distance: 120.2 km Ride time: 6:41:49 Average: 18.0 km/h Max speed: 52.2 km/h Total: 44442 km It seems to me that shops are closing very early in South Africa. Here in Springbok, even the fast ...