A lifelong dream
Adventurer & Photographer 

Stephen Peel

To circumnavigate the world on a bicycle

“A man (more genders click here) must find time for himself. Time is what we spend our lives with. If we are not careful we find others spending it for us. . . . It is necessary now and then for a man to go away by himself and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and to ask of himself 'Who am I, and where have I been, and where am I going?' . . . If one is not careful, one allows diversions to take up one's time—the stuff of life.”

Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg was an American poet, writer, and editor who won three Pulitzer Prizes

Supporting JUMP children's charity. Raised £214.17 toward the target. Thank you  Please, Donate Here

13 September and I have now at this point cycled from Cheshire in the UK, through France, and I'm now in Madrid in Spain, such a huge effort surely deserves a little donation to my chosen charity :) And keep up to date with where I am by following me on my social media links. And to those who have already donated to JUMP, thank you. Steve
Every penny donated goes to JUMP Children's Charity, I am self-funding my own cycle. Thank you.

Welcome, and thanks for taking the time to visit

We choose to do things...not because they are easy, but because they are hard...

John F.Kennedy 1962

Is it possible, for someone who has never cycle toured before, not even one night away, or even cycled more than 30 miles ever in a single day and isn't even a regular cyclist, to set off one day and completely cycle around the world.

A number of years ago while working on the hard shoulder of the M6 Motorway in Birmingham, I heard the rumble strip (the bumpy line between the hard-shoulder and lane one) rumble, I turned, and the front of an articulated lorry ploughing down on me was the last thing I saw before being thrown and spun like a child's toy.

I was extremely lucky to have survived. If I wasn't the hulk I was, I would likely have vaporised on impact. Being stocky and well padded in winter work-wear that night, without doubt saved my life. So the physical and mental challenges I face on this cycle, as a result of that accident, are going to make things so much more difficult, but I'm confident I can do this.

Doing this has been a lifelong dream, put aside as simply that. We don't all get the opportunity to live a dream, so right now I'm feeling very lucky. I'm setting out in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe on a bicycle, which will require me to complete a minimum of 18,000 actual cycling miles, not including the miles covered by air, sea, or other transports between some countries.

Leaving from Cheshire England and continuing through Europe, Asia, Australasia, and the America's, before returning to Cheshire. It could take years to complete, or much less if things don't go quite to plan.

I am self-funding and riding solo. I love photography and will be capturing as much as I can in some of the most amazing places in the world. I capture life in the good and bad, so I'm really excited when I think about all the things I will see and experience.

Images will be posted on my social media channels, and video will be uploaded to my YouTube channel, so keep an eye out and wish me luck. 

And don't forget, I am also supporting a great children's charity, so please click on the links on this page and help in any way you can. I receive nothing from the charity, other than a feeling I am doing what I can to help, and wouldn't have it any other way, as they need every penny they can get. 

It's a small charity dedicated to supporting children with life limiting illnesses, and the families of these wonderful children. JUMP

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win

Mahatma Gandhi

A little encouragement from some well known world cyclists and adventurers

" Fantastic stuff, Steve.....Good luck with the preparations :)" Tom Allen. Tom has completed a lot of great adventures and cycled all over the world and has a great website.. http://tomsbiketrip.com/

" Hi Steve....One can live real cheap in China and South East Asia as well as the Philippines. Central America is also cheap and one can get away with very little. " Leana Niemand. Is a World Cyclist and is still out there after nearly 10 years, 7 continents and more than 64 countries.

" Hi Stephen, what a great adventure awaiting you. Your daughters will be very proud! Are you still needing to sell your house before you begin? I'll happily share the link on my social media sites for you if you are! Al " Alastair Humphreys. Alastair has been very helpful and I am very grateful to him. I took him up on his kind offer to advertise my previous house on his own social medial sites. He has cycled completely around the world and now motivates others. Check out his website and his adventures, he has some great books and loads of great advice.

" Hi Stephen, .... I hope you make time to start some big cycling adventures. I set out for a cycle from Cairo to Cape Town in early April. All the best. Mark. " Mark Beaumont held the Guinness World Record for cycling round the world in 2008, and has achieved many other successes too. He did amazingly on his Cairo to Cape Town cycle, and is preparing to attempt to cycle completely around the world in just 80 in 2017.

"Always remember, it's your dream : ) So...I'd listen to your daughters! " Mathew Kephnes - Nomadic Matt, has cycled the world and traveled on many other types of adventures.

"Glad to have you on the team"   @Sony

Click on these buttons to follow me on Social Media  -    12,672  Followers     -     September 12 2017

Why are followers so important?

I'm going to be honest, as always, it's a mixture of vanity and wanting to know people are truly interested in what I'm doing. 

If you are on a Social Media platform, you want mostly followers who are interested in you or what you do, but you want followers all the same, and the more the merrier.  

We know that not every follower gives a crap about what we are doing,  but a large percentage do.

There are people following who are thinking of doing something similar and want to see how I get on, maybe learn a few good tips, or even what not to do :)

There are those that are interested in my photography and wanting to see what I can capture in places they have dreamed of travelling. 

There are friends, cyber friends, and family, who don't really have much of an interested in this sort of thing, but are cheering me on because it is my dream.

I really hope you enjoy my adventure, and would love you to start following one of my Social Media Platforms, or all of them :)

A Free Spirit, is one who is not restrained, as by convention or obligation, a nonconformist

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