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  • '..and then a spoke broke...'

    Mark

    Every day on this trip has had its ups and downs. Just two and a half days south of the finish line and this sentiment still rings true...

    +45&deg 53' 50.82" +0&deg 55' 1.08"

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  • 4 Days to go!

    Mark

    Mark has been pushing 12 and 13 hour days in a Herculean effort to make Paris on Friday. We caught up with Peter, his masseur and 'aide' for this final leg to see how Mark's holding up...

    +44&deg 59' 25.86" -0&deg 11' 57.12"

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  • Interview on The Fred Show, Feb 6th

    Mark

    The Fred Show have also been following Mark on his incredible journey, and they caught up with him on Wednesday morning for a chat...

    +39&deg 9' 19.74" -6&deg 38' 44.10"

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  • The Sunshine State

    Mark

    A week after the mugging, we caught up with Mark. Just three days left in the USA and things were looking good...

    +30&deg 6' 39.72" -83&deg 34' 52.20"

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  • The hardest day

    Mark

    The last 24 hours have been the hardest and most eventful of Mark's journey so far. Click and listen to his tale of being run over, then mugged by crack heads...

    +30&deg 20' 34.02" -92&deg 2' 27.96"

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  • First interview from The States

    Mark

    To say that Mark's time in America has been different than the rest of the world would be an understatement. Click to listen about the highs, lows and crazy weather...

    +31&deg 43' 13.56" -106&deg 21' 13.80"

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  • 'I've been places mentally that I haven't been before...'

    Mark

    We finally managed to catch up with Mark in New Zealand, where he spoke very openly about the psycological challenges that he's been facing over the last few weeks.

    -42&deg 24' 20.34" +173&deg 41' 1.50"

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  • 'I'd take hills over a head wind ANY day...'

    Mark

    Four days south of Brisbane, things are looking good for Mark. He's had company for the first time since he set off and despite a wee bit of road rage in Melbourne, he is ahead of schedule and doing grand...

    -29&deg 57' 33.18" +149&deg 47' 29.10"

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  • Flies, spiders, broken wheels and drug-dealing convicts...

    Mark

    Over the passed few days, Mark's had a few interesting encounters and a few mechanical set-backs. We got in touch and asked him to fill in the blanks a wee bit.

    -38&deg 14' 20.28" +141&deg 37' 45.66"

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  • FINALLY a tail wind!

    Mark

    Mark's back in civilisation now, so we caught up with him a day before his first real day off of the whole trip!

    -33&deg 9' 37.62" +138&deg 4' 8.40"

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  • 'Everyone's on an adventure...'

    Mark

    Two weeks ago, we decided to start doing two interviews a week with Mark but were then thwarted by a complete lack of phone reception! All is not lost, however, as Mark is now back in civilisation, so we caught up with him to hear how he's been spending the last two weeks...

    -31&deg 57' 41.34" +133&deg 44' 31.43"

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  • 'He'll need to be carrying about 8-10 litres of water...'

    Mark

    Since we can't get hold of Mark, we phoned Sats - the mechanic who fixed Mark's bike in Perth. About ten years ago, Sats actually did the route that Mark's on, so he was well-placed to give us a few insights on what Mark will be going through.

    -32&deg 4' 50.70" +122&deg 5' 34.98"

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  • 'I saw my first snake...'

    Mark

    Mark's now in Australia and more importantly he's officially half way round! 9000 miles on a bicycle is no mean feat but he's still going strong and is now looking forward to just over a month on the southern coast of Oz.

    -34&deg 57' 29.88" +117&deg 0' 12.30"

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  • '..I had this wee Thai lady running up and down my back!'

    Mark

    After the nightmare transition from India to Thailand, we caught up with Mark once more just outside Singapore. Listen on to hear about about riding in monsoons and yet more examples of our web producer's terrible grasp of geography...

    004&deg 20.162N" 101&deg 09.362E"

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  • Everything was on fire!

    Mark

    Mark just got into Thailand and after having 48 mins sleep in two days decided to do what anyone would do: oh no, wait a minute, no he didn't 'cos he decided to ride 100 miles. I would have gone to bed! Anyhoo, click here to learn more about the crazy exploits he went though between India and Thailand...

    013&deg 31.944N" 100&deg 12.528E"

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  • I'm ok, i'm just a little shaken up...

    Mark in India

    Before Mark set out, we all predicted that this stage (Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India) would be the hardest and that's definitely turned out to be the case. We phoned Mark whilst he was staying in Lucknow to see how he's holding up

    +26&deg 54' 27.60" +80&deg 57' 30.54"

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  • I'm in a desert...

    Mark

    For the passed few days, Mark's been travelling through Iran. Despite western representations, he says the people have been very warm and welcoming, but for the final leg (going through Baluchestan) he is being escorted for security reasons. While he waited for the guys to arrive, we gave him a call...

    +29&deg 5' 2.13"N +58&deg 27' 1.43"

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  • Leg 1 - done!

    Mark

    All the latest news from the road, including getting broad-sided by a bus coming into Istanbul and how Mark spent his first two days off.

    +40&deg 49' 10.38N ++32&deg 53' 16.68E

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  • I had to have some chicken

    Mark

    The first 17 days on the road have been tough for Mark. From broken wheels to a lack of food (and then there's the vomiting!), Mark hasn't had it easy by any means and is looking forward to his first day off in Istanbul...

    047 25.565N 026 18.099E

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  • It's COVERED in Bon Jovi stickers!

    Mark

    We phoned Mark whilst he was mid-Germany. Hear all about how his first week went and his musings on Bon Jovi VW decorations...

    56 21' 1.41" N 3 14' 19.76" W

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  • Interview on the Fred MaCaulay Show

    Mark

    Just before setting off for Paris, Mark was interviewed on the Fred MaCaulay Show

    +56 21' 16.56" N -3 6' 26.69" W

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