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, Nairobi, Kenya

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 2019 - 2023: Jakobsen Beac

Jakobsen is a common Scandinavian name, so when I heard there was a place called Jakobsen Beach outside of Kigoma I obviously had to visit. I'm glad I did, not ...

Day 2018, Uvinza - Kigoma: The

Distance: 106.9 km Ride time: 6:00:07 Average: 17.8 km/h Max speed: 56.2 km/h Total: 49396 km Compared to the last four days of dirt road riding in the middle of nowhere, today's ride into Kigoma ...

Day 2017, Lugufu - Uvinza: Mud

Distance: 87.7 km Ride time: 6:00:06 Average: 14.6 km/h Max speed: 38.5 km/h Total: 49289 km During the night I had seen the thunder far away in the direction I would be riding today. Usually ...

Day 2016, Mpanda - Lugufu: Int

Distance: 105.6 km Ride time: 7:49:24 Average: 13.5 km/h Max speed: 37.8 km/h Total: 49202 km I have a detailed map on my phone for this part of Tanzania - and my map doesn't show ...

Day 2015, Kisi - Mpanda: Tsets

Distance: 122.0 km Ride time: 7:37:52 Average: 16.0 km/h Max speed: 41.0 km/h Total: 49096 km In the night I had heard thunder and rain from my tent, but luckily the weather was nice and ...

Day 2014, Sumbawanga - Kisi: L

Distance: 115.2 km Ride time: 7:11:11 Average: 16.0 km/h Max speed: 55.1 km/h Total: 48974 km I had been looking forward to hit the dirt roads of Tanzania - with a certain amount of anxiety ...

Day 2012 - 2013, Laela - Sumba

Distance: 93.2 km Ride time: 6:35:07 Average: 14.2 km/h Max speed: 51.1 km/h Total: 48859 km Another day on a brand new road with no traffic. If all cycling in Africa was like this... well, ...

Day 2011, Tunduma - Laela: Chi

Distance: 137.1 km Ride time: 8:35:53 Average: 15.9 km/h Max speed: 47.2 km/h Total: 48766 km After a steep climb up to the border town of Tunduma I left the traffic behind and headed into ...

Day 2010, Mbeya - Tunduma: Tan

Distance: 92.9 km Ride time: 5:49:01 Average: 16.0 km/h Max speed: 50.8 km/h Total: 48629 km The climate is pretty perfect up here at 1800 meters above sea level - nice cool nights and mornings, ...

Day 2009, Tukuyu - Mbeya: Call

Distance: 76.7 km Ride time: 5:58:15 Average: 12.8 km/h Max speed: 50.4 km/h Total: 48536 km It's interesting how cultures change when you cross borders. In Malawi and further south people have been incredibly friendly ...