Cycling home from Siberia was the adventure of a lifetime for Rob Lilwall. He risked everything including his life to take on the mammoth trip.
The journey of 30,000 miles through 28 countries took more than three years.
In 2004, Lilwall gave up his job as a geography teacher and left the comfort of his London home to board a one way flight to Siberia, taking only basic necessities and his trusty bicycle.
He was immediately confronted with the life-threatening challenge of cycling through the harsh Russian winter in temperatures of -40 degrees celcius.
“I wanted to really challenge myself and do something which really stretched me to the limit and I wanted to learn about the world,” Lilwall said. “I think a bicycle is a brilliant way to explore the world because you’re at ground level and you meet a lot of people.”
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