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.
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!
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‘