Help Sam Stay On The Road

£420 of £1,500 goal

Raised by 13 people in 15 months
On April 10th 2017, Sam will set off on the trip of a lifetime in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe by bicycle.

The route takes him through 35 countries, across 5 continents and covers approximately 52,000km. During the three to four years that the trip is expected to take, Sam is aiming to raise awareness to the environmental issues currently affecting our planet.

You can learn more about the trip and follow Sam's adventure on his website : www.pedalingtheglobe.com

With a daily budget of just £10 for the whole trip, Sam will be wild camping and cooking by the roadside for himself each night. This Gofundme page has been created to help support Sam on his trip and ultimatley, help him to continue raising awareness of the environmental issues that currently affect the planet and highlight those organisations, charities and individuals that work to protect it.

A few words from Sam

I’ve been obsessed with travel for my entire life. Some of my earliest memories involve poring over maps and travel guides and losing myself in dreams of distant lands. Fuelled by the pictures in guidebooks and the exotic names of far-flung islands, I spent my childhood exploring the coastline and parks around my town and arriving home well past my curfew. Most of my peers hoped to become footballers and rock stars, while I dreamt of exploration and getting lost in foreign countries.

At the age of 24 and bored with my life in small-town England, I found myself craving a challenge. After quitting my job and selling everything I owned, I bought a campervan for £1,000 and hit the road in October 2011 with £500 in my pocket and no real plan other than to see as much of the world as possible.

Since then, I’ve criss-crossed Europe in search of new climbing destinations, whether in the hills and mountains of the Alps or on the sun-kissed sea cliffs of Spain and completed a two-year lap around Australia, all while living out of vans that I converted myself for less than a few thousand pound each. Five years, three campervans and thousands of miles across two continents later, I am ready to take on a new challenge.

In April 2017, I set off on the trip of a lifetime — one of the hardest trips I’ll ever take — swapping four wheels for two as I attempt to circumnavigate the globe by bicycle. Why? I’m an avid climber, trekker and mountaineer, and am ready for something new. I’ve been a climbing instructor for 10 years and always enjoyed the freedom of cycling. Plus, I’m still obsessed with travel and intrigued by the people who share this beautiful planet.


I'll be updating the blog section of my website, along with adding pictures and a video diary, whilst I'm away so be sure to stop by and see where I am. If I happen to cycling near to you then let me know, it would be great to meet up.

Thanks for your support
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Northern Laos may well be extremely beautiful with thick topical rainforest everywhere you look but the hills are big and seem to last forever. Still, the rewards are big as you get the most amazing views from the top. It’s been a tough week here in Laos but one I’ll never forget for many reasons. Soon I’ll be in Vientiane, Laos’s capital, and as I carry on towards Vietnam the riding isn’t nearly as steep. Thanks as always to everyone who continues to donate to my cause and spread the word about my adventure. It means so much to me. Don’t forget to check out PTG’s Youtube channel for daily video diaries from the road, just search for pedaling the globe. Be back soon!
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I’m in LAOS! A little over a week ago I made the crossing from Thailand into Laos. This country is beautiful but boy are the hills big. Take a look at the new video diaries on PTG’s Youtube channel to see more. Once again, thanks to all who have donated since my last update, you are all amazing people. It means so much to me and even more to the children who benifit immensely from the work Unicef carries out. If you get a second, please share this post, it will help me greatly in reaching my fundraising target. Chat soon!
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Well what a change. I’ve been in Thailand a little under three weeks now and boy have things heated up. I left Bangkok and things were pretty flat for the first 400km until I reached the city of Tak but then I started to encounter big hills and soaring temperatures, often up into the 40’s. The last week has been tough going but I’ve now arrived in Chiang Mai and just had my first shower in a long time. Feels so good to be clean again. As always, thanks to everyone who has donated to my fundraising. It means the world to me. Loads more updates and pictures at the website. Don’t forget you can help just as much as making a donation by sharing this post to your friends and encouraging them to do the same. Thanks again and I’ll be back online soon
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In three days it’ll be time for me to leave Nepal and catch my flight to Bangkok. Nepal has been amazing, the mountains stunning and the people so friendly, I’m really going to miss this country but I’m also looking forward to what lays ahead over the next few months as I head through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. A bit of heat wouldn’t go amiss now as well. Fingers crossed the bike arrives safely after its flight. As always, thank you to everyone who has donated to my cause, it means so much to me and to so many disadvantaged children around the world. To keep up to date with reports from the road, be sure to follow along on social media by searching for pedaling the globe or visit www.pedalingtheglobe.com. Thanks again
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£420 of £1,500 goal

Raised by 13 people in 15 months
Created March 13, 2017
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19 hours ago
£20
Anonymous
5 months ago
NC
£20
Nicola Cole
6 months ago

Hope you are enjoying Nepal, it's a magical place. Try the momo ( delicious). Love Nicola, Adrian, Solomon and Imogen x

£20
Anonymous
8 months ago
JO
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Juliet O'Neill
9 months ago

Hi Sam, enjoy some decent coffee.....which I know you must be missing! xxxx

NC
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Nicola Cole
10 months ago

Sent with love from Adrian, Nicola, Solomon and Imogen

RS
£10
Richard Sharpe
14 months ago

Have a drink on me Sam, top effort. Hope all goes well.

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Victoria Cooke
14 months ago
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Good luck Sam, donated to your Just Giving page, but this is for you, for yourself. Safe travels xx

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