The Motorcyclist

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I guess I should start with a little bit about me... My name is Henry, I'm now 24 years old and based in the south of England. I have been obsessed with motorcycles from a young age and since passing my test in 2013 I have ridden almost every day. In 2017 I decided to take on the challenge of becoming the youngest person to circumnavigate the world on a motorcycle - solo and unassisted. After 10 or so months of planning, plenty of mishaps (including writing off my bike) and a steep learning curve I left from the Bike Shed in London and started my 381 day 50+ thousand mile trip through 35 countries. I returned home on the 19th of April 2019 at the age of 23.


The World record

The record is comprised of a few rules which have to be adhered to in order for the record to be authenticated, these include; Travelling more than 24,500 miles, starting and finishing in the same place and reaching specific destinations on opposite sides of the planet (antipodal points). It’s a little more complicated than that but I will spare you the long list of criteria. All of this has to be evidenced by witness reports, daily notes and a log book, photo, video, receipts, GPS routes, GPS tracking and whatever else may be relevant.


The Charity

The Movember Foundation is a charity that focuses on men's health issues; specifically prostate cancer and mental health. They have an existing connection with the motorcycle community through The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, which I have taken part in three times now. Their work is vital to the reduction of male suicide and deaths from cancer that could have been avoided, if detected sooner. 


Since 2003, millions of men and women worldwide have joined the men’s health movement, enabling us to fund over 1,200 men’s health projects.
— The Movember Foundation