Round The World On Bicycles (1929)

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by GuyBoden, 30 Nov 2017.

  1. GuyBoden

    GuyBoden Fat, old bloke, on an old bike, pedalling slowly.


    "Round the world on bicycles. Mr J.T.R. Lennie and Dr. J.H. Bell set off on adventurous journey, they hope to make the trip in 6 years. Liverpool. Merseyside."
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  2. @mark Beaumont eat your hat out :okay:
  3. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    East Sussex
    I’ve got books by Thomas Stevens, an American who did a round the world ride on a pennyfarthing in the 1880s and a book by John Foster Fraser who did it on a standard “safety” bicycle in 1896. Both are rollicking reads.

    I personally rode around the world in under ten seconds while on assignment at the South Pole during the Antarctic summer of 2000. I pedalled a bicycle around the pole itself, crossing every line of longitude “en route” in my sub ten second circumnavigation. Weirdly enough the record keepers don’t recognise my “effort”! ^_^ :bicycle:
  4. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Anyone know what happened to them?

    Can't help but be a bit suspicious.

    Not exactly a lot of luggage.

    6 years?

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  5. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Thomas Stevens's book is available from Project Gutenburg, if anyone wants to read it. He seems a bit of a fussy eater!
  6. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

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