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Chris’s Seven Targets

Chris’s Seven Targets

When I originally set out on this journey from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, way back in July 2013, I did so with a list of seven targets. These challenges were intended to help structure my journey, to give me a framework so that I stuck to my task. Here are those seven targets, along with my current progress towards achieving them:


 Challenge 1: Circumnavigate the planet.

 This challenge has been successfully completed! I made it all the way around!

Complete circumnavigation, Copenhagen to Copenhagen, using a bicycle, boats, and a pick-up truck for one kilometre

Challenge 2: Do so using only my bicycle (or perhaps bicycles) overland and boats on water (No planes, no buses, no trains, no cars).

This task has also now been completed! I had to restart the attempt in Mori, Western China in October 2014. On 8th February 2018 we returned to Mori, completing a continuous circumnavigation entirely by bicycle and boats!

Complete circumnavigation, Mori to Mori, using only a bicycle and boats


Challenge 3: Pass through antipodal points.

Well, I haven’t done this yet, but I’ve come up with a better way of ensuring a true circumnavigation, and that’s to go around twice. And, just in case you’re confused about how the previous two maps fit together, here is another map, this one showing my entire journey since I set out from Paris:


Challenge 4: Visit all the inhabited continents.

Europe, Asia, Australia and North America have been well and truly visited. After getting back to Mori, Africa and South America will be in our sights.


Challenge 5: Cycle at least 100,000 kilometres.

82,124 and counting


Challenge 6: Cycle in 100 countries (UN member states).

1. France. 2. Belgium. 3. Luxembourg. 4. Germany. 5. Netherlands. 6. Denmark. 7. Sweden. 8. Norway. 9. Finland. 10. Russia. 11. Estonia. 12. Latvia. 13. Lithuania. 14. Poland. 15. Belarus.16. Czech Republic. 17. Austria. 18. Liechtenstein. 19. Switzerland. 20. Slovakia. 21. Hungary. 22. Ukraine. 23. Moldova. 24. Romania. 25. Bulgaria. 26. Turkey. 27. Georgia. 28. Azerbaijan. 29. Armenia. 30. Iran. 31. Turkmenistan. 32. Uzbekistan. 33. Tajikistan. 34. Kyrgyzstan. 35. Kazakhstan. 36. Mongolia. 37. China. 38. Laos. 39. Thailand. 40. Vietnam. 41. Cambodia. 42. Malaysia. 43. Singapore. 44. Indonesia. 45. Australia. 46. Vanuatu. 47. Fiji. 48. United States of America. 49. Canada. 50. United Kingdom. 51. Ireland. 52. Italy. 53. San Marino. 54. Slovenia. 55. Croatia. 56. Bosnia and Herzegovnia. 57. Montenegro. 58. Albania. 59. Macedonia. 60. Serbia. 61. Greece. 62. South Korea. 63. Japan.


Challenge 7: Return with more money than I start with.

Well, I don’t want to give away the exact details of my bank balance, but thanks to six months of pedicabbing in Australia we’re doing okay…

Our bed in Surfers Paradise, Australia, covered in travel points. We’re still just about living off the pedicabbing profits, but if you’d like to help us complete all our ambitions, please click here