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 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 ...

Day 2188 - 2190, Maastricht -

Distance: 95.0 km Ride time: 5:09:31 Average: 18.4 km/h Max speed: 26.6 km/h Total: 57193 km After sharing a perfect rest day in charming Maastricht with Manon, our plan was to cycle the 95 km ...

Day 2186 - 2187, St. Vith - Ma

Distance: 130.0 km Ride time: 7:06:52 Average: 18.3 km/h Max speed: 45.7 km/h Total: 57098 km A country a day - that seems to be the theme for the ride through this part of Europe; ...

Day 2185, Luxembourg - St. Vit

Distance: 90.5 km Ride time: 5:17:55 Average: 17.1 km/h Max speed: 44.6 km/h Total: 56968 km After saying goodbye and thanks for a great stay to Norby and his family I was on the road ...

Day 2184, Nancy - Strassen, Lu

Distance: 122.8 km Ride time: 6:50:58 Average: 17.9 km/h Max speed: 40.0 km/h Total: 56857 km I woke up to yet another fresh morning at my camp spot along the the Moselle River. The plan ...

Day 2183, St. Loup - Nancy, Fr

Distance: 120.9 km Ride time: 7:09:44 Average: 16.9 km/h Max speed: 46.8 km/h Total: 56734 km I woke up in a chilly tent with morning fog hanging over rural France. My bike computer showed 4°C ...

Day 2182, Besançon - St. Loup

Distance: 98.6 km Ride time: 5:44:26 Average: 17.2 km/h Max speed: 44.6 km/h Total: 56613 km Compared to the fancy and touristic southern France along the Mediterranean, this part of the country is pretty much ...

Day 2181, Lausanne - Besançon

Distance: 96.2 km Ride time: 5:38:34 Average: 17.1 km/h Max speed: 47.2 km/h Total: 56514 km According to the weather forecast the rainy clouds that have been hanging over Switzerland for the last week was ...

Day 2180, Montreux - Lausanne,

Distance: 52.6 km Ride time: 3:46:23 Average: 14.0 km/h Max speed: 46.1 km/h Total: 56418 km I wouldn't say I have had much luck with the weather the last days. Just like yesterday the rain ...