Cycling The Globe

A Cycle Touring Expedition Around The World

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Welcome to Cycling The Globe - a website about a 58.000 km solo bicycle adventure through 58 countries around the world.



Thomas Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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 2099: Bure - Dangla, Ethio

Distance: 70.8 km Ride time: 3:57:53 Average: 17.9 km/h Max speed: 53.6 km/h Total: 52632 km Another day in the mountains of Ethiopia, hanging out between 2100 and 2600 meters above sea level. Putting in ...

Day, 2098: Debre Markos - Bure

Distance: 105.2 km Ride time: 5:42:27 Average: 18.4 km/h Max speed: 56.2 km/h Total: 52561 km Cycling through this part of Ethiopia involves at least two things; hills and rain. Today my altitude went up ...

Day 2097: Dejen - Debre Markos

Distance: 70.2 km Ride time: 4:31:22 Average: 15.5 km/h Max speed: 48.2 km/h Total: 52456 km After yesterday's marathon climb, today's ride was more of a manageable kind; 70 km along the rolling hills of ...

Day 2096: Gebre Guracha - Deje

Distance: 71.7 km Ride time: 5:31:51 Average: 13.0 km/h Max speed: 43.6 km/h Total: 52386 km Today I would be crossing the Blue Nile which originates at Lake Tana further up north in Ethiopia. The ...

Day 2095: Muke Turi - Gebre Gu

Distance: 78.2 km Ride time: 5:07:37 Average: 15.3 km/h Max speed: 47.5 km/h Total: 52314 km Another climbing day in the mountainous landscape of northern Ethiopia. The roads around here are not super steep, but ...

Day 2094: Addis Ababa - Muke T

Distance: 82.3 km Ride time: 5:35:12 Average: 14.7 km/h Max speed: 48.2 km/h Total: 52236 km Thanks to the hospitality shown by Sakti and his wife, I had enjoyed my stay in Addis Ababa tremendously ...

Day 2082 - 2093, Addis Ababa:

I think Addis Ababa is the capital I have visited with the most construction (I haven't been to China on this trip but I imagine that would be something similar). ...

Day 2082, Mojo - Addis Ababa:

Distance: 67.0 km Ride time: 4:21:23 Average: 15.4 km/h Max speed: 37.1 km/h Total: 52154 km It had been a rough ride along the lakes of central Ethiopia, and I was now very much looking ...

Day 2081, Ziway - Mojo: Oh Yes

Distance: 89.1 km Ride time: 3:56:47 Average: 22.6 km/h Max speed: 42.5 km/h Total: 52087 km A strong tail wind was blowing me along lake Ziway and lake Gelila towards the city of Mojo - ...

Day 2080, Shashamane - Ziway:

Distance: 86.4 km Ride time: 3:48:57 Average: 22.6 km/h Max speed: 52.6 km/h Total: 51998 km I had felt completely drained for energy as I arrived in Sashamane last night. To some degree due to ...