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Location:
Europe, Asia, Oceania, North America
Length:
18,000 miles
Riders:
Jenny Graham
Record Holder:
Paola Gianotti (144 days)
Terrain:
Road
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Adventure Syndicate Update #5

As Jenny makes her way ever-eastwards, we'll be bringing updates from the people behind the scenes of the attempt: The Adventure Syndicate.

  • Current location: Dubbo, Australia
  • Miles covered so far: 9,048
  • Estimated miles to go: 8,952

It's official - the halfway point of Jenny's around the world attempt has been reached, in an incredible 56 Days. It's an unbelievable achievement already, but now we can say that every pedal stroke will be taking her closer to home, rather than further away from it.

It's been a tough week for Jenny as she rips through southern Australia, with rain, sleet and snow really taking their toll - particularly on her feet. Temperatures are sitting at around 9 degrees during the day, but plummeting to 0 at night. Nonetheless, sightings of wild emu and cockatoos, along with the the evenetual reappearance of the sun and a tailwind, are helping to keep Jen's spirits up as she rolls towards the east coast, and New Zealand beyond it.

You can follow Jen's adventure here and use the hashtag #eastboundRTW

Adventure Syndicate Update #4

As Jenny makes her way ever-eastwards, we'll be bringing updates from the people behind the scenes of the attempt: The Adventure Syndicate.

  • Current location: Tailem Bend, Australia
  • Miles covered so far: 8,077
  • Estimated miles to go: 9,923

We have hit the 13,000km mark and Jenny is nearing the halfway mark of her journey, 45% of the way around the world! Averaging a staggering 275km a day, it looks like Jenny could make it to the other side of Australia in less than 9 days time. This week also saw Jenny's bike make only its second trip to a bike shop for a quick tune-up and new chain before she was straight back on the road.

Its been a wet few days, but this hasn't stopped the sunsets, or the wildlife, from coming out to support Jenny on her adventure. Sightings include kangaroos, parrots, possums and the odd fox so far... but who knows what she will see next!?

A big thank you to sponsors Leigh Day Cycling, Unitas Global, APIDURA, Shand Cycles, Endura, komoot, Hunt Bike Wheels, RitcheyLogic, John Hampshire coaching, Cycling UK, Insta360.

You can follow Jen's adventure here and use the hashtag #eastboundRTW

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Views from the saddle in the Gobi desert. Photo: Jenny Graham

Adventure Syndicate Update #3

As Jenny makes her way ever-eastwards, we'll be bringing updates from the people behind the scenes of the attempt: The Adventure Syndicate.

  • Current location: Geri Le'ao Dusumu, China
  • Miles covered so far: 5,836
  • Estimated miles to go: 12,164

The Gobi desert has been kind for Jen, as she moves from Mongolia into China. One sidewall blew out in the heat of the desert, but some typical local kindness has fortunately been able to keep her on the move, and keep spirits high. One gentleman on a motorbike even doubled back with an ice cold Pepsi and ice lolly for her!

One of the key challenges of this stage of the journey was the border crossing from Mongolia into China, across an area of no man's land. Due to the strict border control, it is forbidden to walk or cycle in this area, meaning that any travellers looking to cross must be in a vehicle in order to move between the two countries. Luck was on Jen's side though, as a couple of locals were happy to take her the short distance with her bike balanced on top of their minivan. Don't worry, the bike made it through that experience fine, too.

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Leg 1 Almost Over

With over 6,000 miles covered so far, Jenny is a third of the way through her ride. She's been on the road for 5 weeks now, but reaching Beijing - the end of the Eurasian landmass, and the first leg of her journey - is a huge milestone.

A city of 21 million won't be the easiest to navigate by bicycle, but the airport - and a ticket to Australia - is calling Jen's name.

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