Well, this incredible story is a little different. It is an astonishing story about a 350-pound middle-aged, disabled, working-class husband and father. I was never a regular cyclist, and I knew nothing about bicycle maintenance and repair. And yet, without a single day of bicycle touring practice, I loaded up my shiny new bike with everything I thought I’d need and cycled out of Cheshire to see the world. Solo, self-financed, with no support network and without any fixed route plan other than, “I’m going that way.”
What could go wrong? I wondered
Stephen Peel was born in England in 1963. When just a small boy, he emigrated to Australia with his family, before returning to England in his mid-teens. Stephen went from one job to the next, never really settling and always searching for adventure. He is a husband, a father, a grandad, and he lives in Liverpool. He has travelled the world and never stops dreaming of adventure.