Cycling The Globe

A Cycle Touring Expedition Around The World

Archive for 2017

37 Special Places and Moments from Cycling Around the World

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 13 - 2017

It took me six years to cycle around the world. Every day I would take at least one photo with my trusty Canon camera. This is a selection of 37 special places and moments I captured along the way. #1 Wroclaw Bridge   It’s a tradition that young couples put a lock on this bridge  [ Read More ]

Categories: Overview

Day 2200, Holbæk – Copenhagen, Denmark: The End… And a New Beginning

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 26 - 2017

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 around the world, and now I was about to finish it all. My first thought as I started to pack  [ Read More ]

Categories: Denmark

Day 2199, Horsens – Holbæk: Danish Island Hopping

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 25 - 2017

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 just in time for a nice home cooked dinner at my dads house, and then I was so tired that  [ Read More ]

Categories: Denmark

Day 2198, Kruså – Horsens, Denmark: Home Sweet Home

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 25 - 2017

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 landscape of fiords, small cities, and rolling country side. With an average temperature of 6°C and strong winds I thought  [ Read More ]

Categories: Denmark

Day 2197, Neumünster – Kruså, Denmark! A Border Crossing Like No Other

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 24 - 2017

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 the north – nature is still throwing challenges at me, but with the prospect of crossing the Danish border later  [ Read More ]

Categories: Denmark, Germany

Day 2196, Stemmen – Neumünster, Germany: Surreal Thoughts

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 24 - 2017

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. Now, nothing comes for free, and I was paying for the sunshine in terms of a strong head wind, bringing  [ Read More ]

Categories: Germany

Day 2195, Holzminden – Stemmen, Germany: The Front Page

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 23 - 2017

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 was time for the inevitable goodbye and Auf Wiedersehen. Thanks again, Carsten, for making the German chapter of the ride  [ Read More ]

Categories: Germany

Day 2194, Minden – Holzminden, Germany: The DX Hotel

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 23 - 2017

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 the German country side. Today’s plan was to cycle to Hannover and meet up with my friend Tom. Together we  [ Read More ]

Categories: Germany

Day 2193, Münster – Minden, Germany: Europe On A Budget

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 22 - 2017

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 – that’s how things must necessarily be if your goal is to cycle around the world. Well, now my goal  [ Read More ]

Categories: Germany

Day 2192, Kleve – Münster, Germany: Expedition Mode

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 22 - 2017

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 the morning, I crossed the mighty Rhine, the 2nd largest river on the continent. In Denmark we don’t have big  [ Read More ]

Categories: Germany