Globetrotting adventurer Nick Sanders completes another two-wheeled around the world adventure

Legendary motorcycle adventurer Nick Sanders has completed yet another round the world ride, this time trading horsepower for manpower (with a dash of electric assistance). 

The 65-year-old pedalled an impressive 20,000 miles around the globe aboard a Yamaha Wabash RT ebike, crossing through 16 different time zones and riding through four continents. 

Sanders said: “The first time I ever rode around the world was with pedal power, so it is nice to have come full circle over the last 40 years. I have worked with Yamaha for a long time now, so when they brought out their range of eBikes and we discussed the option of taking on a Round the World challenge on the Wabash RT, I was very excited!  

Nick with his Yamaha bicycle

Riding around the world is what I do, that’s my 11th circumnavigation of the globe and people often ask how I do it. The reality is, it’s not too difficult, you get on your bike and every day you keep going – eventually you end up at the beginning again! It’s that simple. Thank you to Yamaha for their support, I look forward to the next challenge!” 

In this most recent expedition, Sanders set out to ride 100 miles daily for 229 gruelling days. His journey began in Amsterdam, before heading east for the short jaunt across Europe, then entering Asia where he spent 35 days cycling across the middle east and a further 40 days crossing India.  

Following this Sanders navigating his way south through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia. Then swapping Asia for Oceania, Sanders embarked on an almost 3,000-mile leg across Australia, involving a sun-scorched foray through then outback, with the Brit eventually arriving in Sydney. 

Riding on a cliff edge

Sanders then shipped himself and his bike to the United States, where he rode from Los Angeles across the entire US to New York, before heading back to Europe to complete the final leg of his journey which passed through the Spanish Capitol, Madrid, through the French Pyrenees before a quick stop in Amsterdam where it all started eight months prior. 

After 20,000 miles Sanders completed his mammoth mission riding across Westminster Bridge to arrive in the centre of London before returning home to Wales. 

No stranger to adventure, Sanders has previously explored the globe utilising a variety of means, from riding around the world in just 19 days aboard a Yamaha R1, cycling around the world a handful of times, various globe busting travels on motorcycles including a Royal Enfield Bullet, Triumph Daytona, Yamaha XT1200Z and Yamaha Tenere 700.  

Nick's trusty Yamaha steed for the undertaking

He has also crossed the English Channel twice via narrowboat and similarly, took a narrowboat along the length of the Danube (Europe’s second longest river).