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Cycling from London to Australia, can it be done?

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1. Posted by NrtnMonkey (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

Hey hey,

This might sound like a stupid question, and feel free to tell me to get 'on my bike' (bad joke), but does anyone know of a way to cycle to Oz from London? Do you know anyone who has done this or have you done something similar yourself? Any help/advice would be ace :)

2. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member 106 posts) 9y

I took alook into this do some goofle searches on lond distance cycling , i read one site and it took one guy 1 year to get there from london and theres another intresting one a guy who cycled round the world in 5 years;)

3. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

Of course it is possible.
As long as you have enough stamina, then why not.
Do NOT forget before you start buy a compact digital camera in order to take images all along the way.
Good luck

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 2, 2007, at 9:37 AM by kombizz ]

4. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Are going to buy a waterbike? , then it would be possible.

If your question means can you bike it, and use a boat once in a while, then I believe it would be possible. I am not sure that I would be riding a bike in South-East Asia, but that is another question. doable: probably yes, crazy: a probably also.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 2, 2007, at 10:10 AM by Herr Bert ]

5. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

I met a guy while travelling in South Africa who cycled a few times from Capetown all the way home to Switzerland (not always the same route).

As I'm into triathlon, my first question was how long it took him and how many km he'd cycle a day.

Answer: he's in no hurry, 2yrs approx., min30km a day (which is nothing!)

I think it's an awesome idea! needs alot of preparing (bike gear, type of bags u r gonna use, where to store and which food to take, saftey issues etc.)

Have fun!

6. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Quoting Kathi20

Answer: he's in no hurry, 2yrs approx., min30km a day (which is nothing!)

Must have been an Australian: No hurries, mate!

7. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

na, remember 'he cycled from C back home' (=Switzerland)

maybe he took enough chocolate and cheese

8. Posted by NrtnMonkey (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

Cheers guys and girls. Some inspiring stuff! Just need to work on the stamina.

9. Posted by fuzzypuppy (Budding Member 62 posts) 9y

A friend of mine cycled across Canada a few years ago. It took him about 3 months.

He wasn't exactly very fit, but he decided to do no training whatsoever before going. He told me he figured that it would take too long beforehand and he would build his strength and endurance up along the way no matter what happened

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 5, 2007, at 12:12 PM by fuzzypuppy ]

10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

This site may help you with a route from London to OZ. They claim to have biked around the world and the site is pretty cool.

BIKEbrats

The site was last updated in March, 2005. But there is an e-mail address so maybe it's still working and you could contact Andrew & Fred.

Just found this one too:

London to Melbourne by Byke! The Richard Franc Story

Good luck and have a great trip if you decide to go!! ;)

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An old co-worker's brother-in-law biked around the world in the early 80's. It took him 2 years and 4 bikes (3 being stolen in different countries). I recall that he contacted Trek about sponsoring him as they were a relatively new company at that time and his journey was perfect publicity for them so they agreed. They funded half of his living expenses, supplied the bikes, replacement tires and other equipment. If you are serious about this trip, contacting the the manufacturer of your chosen bike might be a worthwhile venture. The worst thing they can say is no - we're not interested in what you are doing. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 5, 2007, at 1:30 PM by Isadora ]