I’m hoping to start with a shakedown test by riding across to Africa and competing in Morocco at the end of January. Riding there and back will probably show me how useless I am at bike preparation and planning, but if I make it around the 42.195 km course in Marrakesh in one piece – and then home again – then I’ll have a lot of confidence for what lies ahead.


After Morocco I’ll re-jig, repack, recharge and then set off in March – turning right out of my safe haven and basically heading east, across the North Sea to Holland, through Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

Then I’ll ride on through Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia, where I’ll compete in the Kuala Lumpur marathon. Afterwards, I’ll island hop my way across Indonesia, before negotiating a passage to Australia, where I’ll ride from Darwin to the heart of the country to compete in the Outback Marathon at the end of July. I’ll see as much of this amazing country as I can before shipping across to South America.

Then I’ll fly to South Africa, borrow a bike and spend a bit of time riding around this amazing country as well as competing in the Mandela Day Marathon in Pietermaritzburg. Then it’s off to the airport and away to South America…


I’ll be reunited with the bike in Santiago or Buenos Aires depending on whether I’m competing in marathons in Argentina or Ecuador. Either way, I’ll ride north through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and cross into the USA, where the Las Vegas Marathon awaits (yeah, baby!). After that, there’s Antarctica to sort and a European ‘homecoming’ at the BMW Berlin Marathon, but that’s still work in progress right now…