I was interested (and thought you might be too) to see some statistics from the first part of my journey cycling around the world; the bike touring adventure from England to Georgia.
Days on the Road: 146 days (4 months and 23 days).
Days cycling: 101.
Days resting: 45.
Distance cycled: 5,155 miles (8,297 kilometres).
Longest Day: 118 miles (190 kilometres). Turkey – No, it wasn’t downhill!
Shortest Day: 12 miles (19.3 kilometres). Germany – I could probably see where I camped the night before!
Most days cycled in a row: 14 (England to Switzerland).
Countries cycled through: 16
Longest time in one country: Turkey – 49 days.
Shortest time in one country: Serbia – 1 hour 23 minutes.
Highest altitude: 2550 metres.
Highest temperature: 43°C
Lowest temperature: -5°C
Fastest speed: 49.5 mph (79.7 kmph) – Sorry mum!
Pedal Strokes: ~ 2.7 million.
Nights in paid accommodation: 3 (Camping in Bosnia after nearly cutting my thumb off)
Nights in free accommodation: 141
- Wild Camping: 71
- Couchsurfing: 19
- Warm Showers: 8
- Workaway: 13
- Staying with family: 12
- Staying with friends: 3
Total amount of money spent: £404.37 (visas, food, accommodation, bike repairs, tourist sights and so on.)
- £2.70 ($4.10) per day
- 5p ($0.07) per kilometre – Cheaper than driving!
Days without a shower: 12 (Turkey)
Scariest Part – Traffic (especially coming into Izmir and Istanbul).
Flat tyres: 9
Mosquito Bites: Thousands! (I spent months camping without a tent).
Most tunnels gone through in one road: 49 – Around 35km of dangerous and boring tunnels in just 50km of road.
Calories consumed: ~Around 5,000 daily.
Weight lost: 7 kilograms.
Favourite countries: Turkey, Montenegro.
Memorable moments: Countless
Amazing people met: Countless