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, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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 2029 - 2030: Kigali, Rwand

Distance: 86.9 km Ride time: 4:46:51 Average: 18.2 km/h Max speed: 50.0 km/h Total: 49994 km Do you see the difference in the photo below and every other photo I have uploaded from Africa? Yes, ...

Day 2028: Nyakazansa - Kabaron

Distance: 94.1 km Ride time: 6:09:19 Average: 15.3 km/h Max speed: 60.5 km/h Total: 49907 km Today the plan was to cross into Rwanda - the country of a thousand hills. Well, as I have ...

Day 2027, Nyakanazi - Nyakasan

Distance: 88.2 km Ride time: 6:04:53 Average: 14.5 km/h Max speed: 55.8 km/h Total: 49813 km It had been an incredible 700 km dirt ride over the last two weeks through a very remote corner ...

Day 2026, Kifura - Nyakanazi:

Distance: 122.0 km Ride time: 7:55:02 Average: 15.4 km/h Max speed: 50.0 km/h Total: 49725 km Good morning from a small guesthouse in the middle of nowhere in Africa :-) .flickr-photo { border: solid 2px ...

Day 2025, Kasulu - Kifura: Hum

Distance: 114.7 km Ride time: 7:08:02 Average: 16.1 km/h Max speed: 52.6 km/h Total: 49603 km It's a beautiful ride out here in the remote hills of eastern Tanzania. Especially in the mornings when the ...

Day 2024, Kigoma - Kasulu: Bac

Distance: 92.2 km Ride time: 6:34:32 Average: 14.0 km/h Max speed: 49.0 km/h Total: 49488 km My original plan had been to cycle through Burundi on the way to Rwanda. Several cyclists have done this ...

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 ...