By far the longest of the trips. In many ways it has completely changed me, always for the better. Of course it's hard to sum up a year of your life, especially one where everyday is almost completely different to the last, where you rarely see the same face twice, where you sleep in a different place every night.
I left my family home on February the 16th 2009, I'd never done any independent travel before, I wasn't even sure where I was going to sleep on my first night in France, but you learn quickly when you have to.
I met and cycled with some wonderful people through-out this trip, here are just a few:
More photos of the trip coming soon!