Farewell China! Hello South East Asia!

An update from SuperCylingMan on his "7 Continents World Cycle"

SuperCyclingMan, is the alter ego of Will Hodson or Mr Hodson as he is better known to the children at the Brandlehow Primary School he taught at in Putney.

He is pedalling round the planet for many reasons, including: to raise £100,000 for charity, to educate children about the world and to encourage children and adults to be more active and get on their bikes.

Back in 2015 Supercycling man has told this website:
"On May 31st I set off from London on a 5-year long, 100,000km bike ride that will take me across every continent on the planet, even Antarctica! Have I mentioned that I’m also doing the whole thing dressed up in a slightly ridiculous superhero costume and given myself the name “SuperCyclingMan”?"

“SuperCyclingMan” is raising money for charity and visiting schools across the globe. He hopes to inspire as many children as he can by talking about how “WE CAN ALL BE HEROES”.

Here is Will's latest update:
By the time you read this, I should have got through Chinese border control (hopefully!) and crossed over into country number 22 on my cycle around the world - Laos!
It’s taken me a whopping 5 months to cycle across China. That’s longer than it took me to cycle across the entire continent of Europe. Turns out China is a pretty big country! Who knew?!

I am taking with me some great memories of camping in the desert with some Danish cyclists that I met amongst huge wind turbines and underneath the stars.

I saw and walked along the Great Wall of China for the first time... then had a had a ridiculous amount of fun riding for a month with the unicyclist Ed Pratt...

... got seriously close to Tibet...

... passing a landmark of cycling 25,000 kilometres...

... and boy, this last province that I’ve been in - Yunnan province - has been utterly spectacular with so many beautiful places to see. Even the rice fields are stunning!

One family even let me stay and enjoy Chinese New Year with them... Can you imagine inviting a complete stranger into your house for a special family occasion like that, say, for Christmas dinner? Unbelievable hospitality.

So, thanks for all the memories, China and “farewell” or rather “see you again soon” as I’ll be coming back to cycle across eastern China to Beijing later in the year (more details below).

And hello South East Asia… here I come!
Stay super out there everyone… and remember #WeCanAllBeHeroes!

Facts Not Fiction
Days on the road: 1 year, 9 months, 3 days

Total distance covered so far: 26,864 km

Number of countries visited: 21
(England, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China)

Number of schools visited/spoken to so far: 44

Bananas eaten so far: 945

Number of punctures: 11

Charity fundraising total: £15,409 - donate here

Where next Will?
So here’s the plan for the rest of the year wiggling through Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, a little bit more of China, South Korea, Japan and hopefully getting into Adelaide around Christmas time.

2017 route!