We will soon be leaving Vietnam and cycling in to our 26th country Cambodia, and we can’t wait to be back, it will be 4 years this March since we last cycled there, and once again, we will be following a similar route which is off the main roads following the narrow dust trails along the Mekong River, visiting the families at the small remote villages that we met with last time, the children will be much older now!
A common question we get asked is what distance do we cycle each day, it’s very difficult to answer that, our distance differs from day to day, as it all depends on the terrain, visas and if we are in a rush to get somewhere or just want to take it steady making plenty of stops, at the moment we average around 90km (56 miles) each day, the most we’ve cycled in one day is 322km (200 miles) followed by several 240km rides (150 miles)
I often think about someone we know who cycled around the world in 78 days a couple of years ago
That’s almost 29,000km (18,000 miles) in 78 days which gives an average daily cycling distance of almost 372km (230 miles) each day. The world record is held by the one and only Mark Beaumont from the UK, I think he is a total inspiration, and he’s not given enough recognition for such an epic challenge, he’s one incredible endurance cyclist!
You can check him out here http://www.markbeaumontonline.com