Monday 21 September 2009

Safe cycling!

Mike Roots began cycling the world in 1996 and 80,000 miles later he is still in his front room because he thinks roads are too dangerous.

The former economics teacher, aged 67, rides his exercise bike while plotting his trip on maps following the coast of each continent except Australia.

“I am currently in Argentina having got round the Cape of Good Hope and I have got a fair way to go through North America, Greenland, Iceland and then home,” said Mr Roots, who has worn out six exercise bikes and lost 5st.