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 2200, Holbæk - Copenhagen

Distance: 57.4 km Ride time: 3:40:14 Average: 15.7 km/h Max speed: 35.3 km/h Total: 58201 km Day 2200 on the road, 6 years and 8 days since I left Copenhagen with the idea of cycling ...

Day 2199, Horsens - Holbæk: D

Distance: 90.2 km Ride time: 5:18:11 Average: 17.0 km/h Max speed: 38.9 km/h Total: 58143 km The program at the Cycling The Globe office is a rather intense one these days. Yesterday I had arrived ...

Day 2198, Kruså - Horsens, De

Distance: 125.9 km Ride time: 8:10:17 Average: 15.4 km/h Max speed: 38.2 km/h Total: 58052 km It felt pretty surreal, waking up in my tent on Danish soil and start to cycle through the familiar ...

Day 2197, Neumünster - Kruså

Distance: 124.4 km Ride time: 7:09:53 Average: 17.4 km/h Max speed: 35.3 km/h Total: 57926 km The temperature was 2°C as I packed my tent and started cycling into the steady head wind coming from ...

Day 2196, Stemmen - Neumünste

Distance: 113.4 km Ride time: 6:53:53 Average: 16.4 km/h Max speed: 30.2 km/h Total: 57802 km The morning was considerably more sunny than what I have experienced lately as I made my way towards Hamburg. ...

Day 2195, Holzminden - Stemmen

Distance: 119.8 km Ride time: 6:39:22 Average: 18.0 km/h Max speed: 28.8 km/h Total: 57689 km After a big breakfast with Carsten, Tom, Louis, and the rest of the people at Hotel Hellers Krug it ...

Day 2194, Minden - Holzminden,

Distance: 55.8 km Ride time: 3:22:35 Average: 16.5 km/h Max speed: 32.4 km/h Total: 57569 km After having slept next to the Weser river I was on the bike early, enjoying the morning atmosphere of ...

Day 2193, Münster - Minden, G

Distance: 123.3 km Ride time: 7:04:21 Average: 17.4 km/h Max speed: 36.4 km/h Total: 57513 km Some days on the road are filled with action while others are mostly about getting from A to B ...

Day 2192, Kleve - Münster, Ge

Distance: 115.2 km Ride time: 6:01:47 Average: 19.1 km/h Max speed: 42.5 km/h Total: 57390 km River and canals seem to be a recurrent theme of the ride through central Europe. Today, first thing in ...

Day 2191, Gemert - Kleve, Germ

Distance: 51.7 km Ride time: 2:31:29 Average: 20.5 km/h Max speed: 34.6 km/h Total: 57275 km I had enjoyed my time in The Netherlands immensely - which was why I was feeling sad that today ...