Usain Bolt may be the fastest man in the world – but I’m hoping to be the fastest man to travel around the world. There’s just one catch, I’ll be cycling and rowing a combined distance of 32,000 miles.
The very thought of all those miles is enough to make my legs cramp. But ever since receiving brilliant support from my Macmillan nurse Moira when I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 10, I’ve aimed to help more people gain that same level of care.
Two people have completed a human powered circumnavigation before, so it can be done, but it’s an incredible physical challenge that’ll take eighteen months.
During that time I’ll cycle through 25 countries, row across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and hope to arrive back in England having broken nine Guinness World records.
Macmillan has played a huge part in my life, and this challenge will hopefully go some way towards repaying the life-saving support they provided me. A few blisters and a sore backside are inconveniences I’m more than happy to tolerate to raise the £240,000 that will help build a new chemotherapy suite in a hospital.
Please help me reach my target by sponsoring me on my JustGiving page
You can follow my adventure – starting in September 2014 – at laptheworld.com