April 18th, 2004

bswing

Around the world by bicycle: Heinz Stucke

http://www.bikechina.com/heinzstucke1z.html

"In search of adventure and with the desire to see something of the world, I started my tour around the globe in August 1960, from my home town of Hövelhof - Germany. I was 20. 17,000 km and 20 countries later I was back home but not for long. From November, 1962, up to the present day I have been cycling and travelling non stop...."

Facts & figures: 1999
59 years old
415,000 km cycled
192 countries seen
37 years on the road
80 to 120km/day
Same 25 kg 3-speed bike
40 to 50 kg luggage
15 passports filled
Never returned to Germany

1995 to 99 Guinness Book of Records:
"Most Travelled Man in History"