9 April UPDATE: We did it!!! After 262 days on the saddle across 20 countries we crossed the finish line at the top of Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, on 28 March 2015. We featured in newspaper (SCMP), radio (RTHK3) and magazines (TimeOut), and the next step is the post-production of a short documentary that was filmed in our last few days.
In total we pedalled 17,298 kms - we would LOVE to hit our original donations target of £1/km cycled, so please keep clicking and donating here! Thank you all for your amazing support!
Nick and Laurence
23 Feb UPDATE: We’ve been celebrating Chinese New Year in Chongqing, just 1600 kms or so from our final destination in Hong Kong! It’s hard to imagine our expedition is in its final weeks.
In January we crossed the Taklamakan Desert, one of the largest shifting sand deserts in the world, making what we believe to be the fastest unsupported north-south crossing. We covered 559 kms from Luntai to Qiemo in 47 hours and 19 minutes. Since then we’ve pedalled across the Tibetan plateau, through the provinces of Qinghai and Sichuan and dozens of passes at altitudes of over 4000m, enjoying amazing Tibetan hospitality. Though we were now safely on Chinese tarmac, the wind and cold trumped the Pamirs for difficulty and proved a very tough test for us at high altitude. On 1st February we reached the expedition’s highest point at the Bayankala Pass (4824m). From that freezing spot we’ve made our way down to Chongqing and are now about to head south through Guizhou, and then directly east towards Guangzhou and Hong Kong, through the villages of Guangdong province. We loved the plateau, but are both enjoying being back where we can breathe and feel our toes properly!
Thanks everyone for the massive support. It really helps us on the bikes. We’ve nearly made the distance, but we still have a way to go to reach our target for Prostate Cancer. If you decide to donate we will be hugely grateful!
We end our odyssey on the top of The Peak in Hong Kong, at noon on 28 March. The countdown begins!!
Nick and Laurence