On the 31/08/2013 Jacob Mellor, Mark Phillips and Russell Selby left their homes in Tameside to cycle around the world for charity
We left our houses in Manchester with the aim of cycling around the world for charity using only our bikes as transport and tents as shelter. The goal is to raise 10,000 pounds for our 4 chosen charities, Cancer Research, Kidneys for Life, Save the Children and WaterAid.
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Together we were on the road for two years, cycled nearly 30,000km and passed through over 25 different countries. Not everything went to plan, but it would have been boring if it had. Russ continued the second half of the trip, the Americas, solo. Landing in Ushuaia, Argentina, the most southernly city in the world and rode north more than 30,000km more to New York. Russ arrived in New York in September 2018 and surpassed the 61,000km marker, crossed nearly 50 countries in a total of 5 years!
Through this website you will be able to look deeper into our trip, the map shows our route. We have posted several blogs giving you an insight into some of the country we have visited. And for all you lazy bums we have some easily digestible videos you can get a kick out of. But if you would like more you can navigate via the menu to find out some detailed information about our adventure.
Unfortunately updating this page was somewhat difficult, visit our facebook page for the timeline, more recent extended updates and of course all our photos. Or just check out Insatgram!
Click here to see our latest blog. Laos
Here is our latest video, Russ’ interview on his imminent return home.
Below shows our current position. Each pin representing a new camping location.
Blue bike icon= all three of us
Purple pin= Mark traveling solo
Blue bike icon within the circle= Jacob and Russ
Blue Pin= Russ solo
On Russ’ return home he aims to share his story and what he has learnt. One way is via the medium of public speaking. Find him and other public speakers near you on ‘Public Speakers Corner‘
I WISH YOU AN EXCITING AND SAFE JOURNEY; IT WAS YEARS AGO I RODE A BIKE.
I ENJOY MY BOWLING AND SCRABBLE.
GUESS WHO ????????????
We have know idea who this is… Care to unveil?
ASK MARK; HE CAME BOWLING WITH ME AND MY GRAND DAUGHTER LAST YEAR AT TORQUAY. SHE IS AT BANGOR.
HAVE A GOOD TIME.
Good luck lads, stay safe and have an amazing adventure……………….
How fantastic Russell and Co have been tracking you!
Did you really camp in Versailles? Did you get fed cake? “Marie Antoinette”
Enjoy your adventure lads keep safe love Aunty C xx
Good job guys, keep it up.
Hope you and your mates are enjoying your rather long cycle!
MILAN IS GREAT IF MY MEMORY SERVES ME RIGHT.
ENJOY YOUR TOUR, KEEP SAFE.
Hope nothing is hurting too much like leg muscles etc.
All the best
Rita and Dennis Black
Hahaaa you re awesome boys! Mum is proud of you.
Great meeting you at the mill museum in Waltham, MA. We’ve got a great photo of you, if you’d like it.
Hey alen thanks for stopping me that morning. of course email it over!