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Congratulations to Mark Beaumont for finishing yet another interesting trip. He climbed Denali (mt McKinley), then cycled most of the way to Argentina, climbed Mt Aconcagua (another one of the “7summits”), and continued to Ushuaia, the most Southern point in the Americas. This had not been done before and he even raised money for charity on this well-publicized trip. Good for him.
I just read some news pages and noted several people’s critiques, already during and now also after his trip. About how his trip was sponsored, what kind of person he is, about publicity. I left a comment on one of the Bike news sites and will copy that here and expand a bit as I think it might be interesting for other BikeTravellers:
Yes, there are more people cycling the Americas (actually many are in contact regularly for tips, help etc), but every trip is different. Different route, different motivations, different people, different journey. All the critics should maybe try it before they complain about anyone? More >
You might have noticed a few changes already
After some testing, we have added the community features to BikeTravellers.com. What does this mean for you and your blog?
Your blog is still the same (yourname.biketravellers.com), so nothing changes there. You might only notice a new adminstration bar on top, with links to your new profile, your blogs and more. Check it out!
- On the new homepage a lot has changed: you can now see the latest posts of all bikebloggers, the latest comments and much more.
- There are now links to lists of blogs, users, forums and more, check out the menu above.
- You can become ‘friends’ with other biketravellers, and can send private instant messages, write on their ‘wire’ (like the Facebook ‘wall’) and much more
- We have added forums and groups, so you can discuss with other users about specific subjects. You can add as many groups and forums as you want!
- You can even add a groupblog to your group, where all members can post.
- You can add Avatars/logos to your profile, groups, forums etc, all with just a few clicks.
More features will be added and I have not even described the current ones here, so check out the new Biketravellers.com, your profile and More >
James Bowthorpe will try to beat the record on his round-the-world bicycle trip.
The record time for cycling around the world is 194 days 17 hours set by Mark Beaumont early last year. Now British cyclist James Bowthorpe is aiming for 150 days, with a goal of raising funds and awareness for a Parkinson’s disease charity.
The 31-year-old will leave London on 29 March, with a goal of riding 120 miles a day and travelling 18,000 miles through 21 countries. He hopes to raise £1.8 million (US$25m) – £100 (US$140) per mile cycled – for the Psychiatry Research Trust’s What’s Driving Parkinson’s? campaign.
Setting off on his Dutch Santos Travelmaster bike with Rohloff hub and the Santos belt drive system, Bowthorpe will pass through Western and Eastern Europe, Iran, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Portugal and Spain.
Read the following press coverage for more info:
The concept of the world record is well established in the UK and something of a British obsession. The present record holder is a guy called Mark Beaumont who completed the ride last year on a Koga. He received a lot of press coverage and the BBC also produced a 4-part TV documentary which was More >