I’m not sure if this is old news or not but James Bowthorpe has just completed a mammoth circumnavigation of the globe, on a bike! Mental? Yes, but for a good cause; James’ trip raised 1.8 million pounds for Parkinsons research.
The Stats: 18,000 miles, 150 days, and going from 120 to 150 miles a day unsupported, oh yeah and he beat the previous record by four weeks!

James posing somewhere in the South Island

Checkout James’ website,
Blog: (some great stories of his travels in here)
and Geotagged photos (including some from NZ):

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