|Posted by Stephen Peel - Cycling Around the World on October 26, 2016 at 5:25 AM|
How healthy do you need to be to cycle around the world
I don’t believe for a minute that you need to be a regular cyclist or athlete to do this, as long as you are not in a rush or on a record breaking attempt.
I've been run over by an articulated lorry, fallen out of a 100 foot tree onto a rock, trapped by the ankle under a digger in a flooding pond, broken bones all over my body, more scars than you have had hot dinners too :), and much more, but it's going to take a lot more than that to stop me from giving something everything I've got. My youngest daughter Chloe calls me a Machine , and no doublt a lot of you are the same. I'm not going into everything here, as I wan't to keep this lighthearted, but trust me when I say, that if I can do this, you can too, no matter your condition.
How will I cope with being on the road with traffic every day for so long, and in so many dangerous places you ask?
To be honest, I don’t know. I feel that if I stay home and not at least attempt to live my dream, I will always regret not at least trying. But one of the biggest reasons for me doing this, is that I have always loved life, loved meeting people and enjoying doing what I want to do, not matter what.
So, do you have to be healthy to do this? At the very least you need to know that you are likely to live long enough to get at least some distance in, and other than that, your good to go.
I was pancaked by an articulated lorry while carryin out my work duties on the M6 Motorway, but unlike many others, I survived. So please watch out for Traffic Management staff and all road workers. More Traffic Management workers are killed each year than people in the Fire Services. They are doing a job that protects you and the people working within the roadworks. Their work helps you to navigate safely and as quickly as possible. Its not nice being stuck in traffic, I know that, but don't take it out on the Traffic Management workers, and please help them get home to their families safely.
Categories: Safety and Health