Around the World in 174 Days

James Bowthorpe of London pedaled his bicycle 18,000 miles around the world in 174 days, 20 fewer days than the world record holder. He arrived back in Hyde Park to complete the journey on Saturday.
Mr Bowthorpe cycled through France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States - taking flights where necessary - before coming back to Europe.

This week he pedalled through Spain and France before catching a ferry across the English Channel to Portsmouth where he met his mother and father.

He finished his ride back at his Hyde Park starting point accompanied by his brothers and 20 other cyclists.

The trip around the world raised £55,000 for research into Parkinson’s disease. Link -via Unique Daily

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Comedian Eddie Izzard also just finished running around the whole of the UK for Sport Relief, a UK charity. I think he raised £200,000, and it took him a little over 43 days to complete. He posted updates on his Twitter and a blog was kept on his website as well. Definitely worth checking out, it's just as impressive as this guy on the bike.
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