UPDATE! I broke the record, setting a new time of 16 days, 20 hours and 59 minutes while riding 6,367 km. This is an average of 377 km per day. The remainder of this page is from the run-up to the ride.
At noon, on midsummer's day 2019, I will set off from North Cape in Norway and cycle nonstop, overland to Tarifa in Spain.
This 6300 km journey (around 4000 miles) will take me from Europe's windswept northernmost extremity, deep in the Arctic, to its scorching southernmost tip at the Strait of Gibraltar.
The geographical logic of the ride is perfect - it's Europe's End-to-End: a route crying out to be ridden.
The journey will take me through Norway, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, France and Spain.
I will be trying to break the current world record of
21 days, 14 hours and 23 minutes 19 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes (Rob Gardiner broke the record literally four days before my start date!).
I am taking the chance to raise money for the amazing charity Roadpeace, and you can make a donation here