Alastair Humphreys

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– Biography:
– Studied at University of Edinburgh and Oxford
– First expedition in August 2001 from Yorkshire home
– Rode over 46,000 miles in 4 years and 3 months
– Completed Marathon des Sables in 2008 despite breaking foot
– Coined term “microadventure” , “micro adventurer”, “micro adventures” and named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2011

– Publications:
– “Moods of Future Joys: Around the World by Bike – Part 1”
– “Thunder and Sunshine: Around the World by Bike – Part 2”
– “Ten Lessons from the Road”
– Series of children’s books titled “The Boy Who Biked the World”
– Books like “Microadventures” and “Grand Adventures”, “local”


– See also:
– Related to Bicycle touring

– References:
– Covered in

The Guardian

and National Geographic
– Competed in Marathon des Sables
– Documentary film “Into the Empty Quarter”
– Expedition in Greenland
– Appearance on podcast “Trees A Crowd”

– Other Achievements:
– Rowed across English Channel to raise funds
– Walked across India and Iceland
– Rowed unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean
– Premiered documentary at Royal Geographical Society
– Released various adventure-related books and audiobooks

Alastair Humphreys (Wikipedia)

Alastair Humphreys is an English adventurer, author and motivational speaker. Over a four-year period he bicycled 46,000 miles (74,000 km) around the world. He was a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012. He is responsible for the rise of the idea of the microadventure – short, local, accessible adventures.

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