Best ways to follow my journey are below!
Live Tracker – https://z6z.co/aroundtheworldbybike
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jimmy_ashby/?hl=en
Hi I’m Jimmy! I’m an 19 year old guy from Adelaide, Australia. And on April 21st, 2018, I intend to attempt to cycle around the world on my push bike! In total I am going to ride between 30 – 35000km
I believe this journey will take me 9 – 12 months to complete.
I graduated from Westminster school in 2016 and have worked as a freelance outdoor instructor over the past year. Though this job I have worked as a; kayaking, rock climbing, bushwalking, MTB and cross country skiing instructor – this work has also allowed me to pursue a range of personal cycle trips, listed below.
In January 2018 I completed a 2000km ‘training ride’ from Melbourne – Sydney, crossing over Falls Creek and Jindabyne – returning to Melbourne via the Hunt 1000 gravel route. This allowed me test all of my gear and have it dialled before April. If you want to see the stats then check out my STRAVA – https://www.strava.com/athletes/1919020
My bike touring history –
2014 – 500km self supported loop around Kangaroo Island (with Dad)
2016 – 900km solo self supported trip down the East Coast of Tasmania
2017 – 1300km solo self supported trip to New Zealand’s South Island
2017 – 1000km solo self supported trip from Adelaide – Melbourne
2017 – 800km solo self supported time trial from Adelaide – Geelong
2018 – 2000km training ride from Melbourne – Canberra and back to Melbourne via HUNT 1000
Along with the riding I am going to be raising money for Motor Neurone Disease. This is an awful disease that slowly causes people to lose control of their muscles and body, eventually taking their lives. There is no known cure for this disease and I personally lost my beloved Gran to it, making it a cause close to my heart.
A link to donate can be found here –
I have set myself the challenge of raising a minimum of 1 dollar for every kilometre I ride – aiming for at least $29,000 raised by the time I complete my journey.