By Shane Stokes
Heading a charity ride from the Dublin suburb of Blackrock to Greystones, Simon Evans and Fearghal O'Nuallain set off on Sunday for the first-ever Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle.
The duo intend to clock up over 30,000 kilometres, passing through 30 countries on the projected eighteen month trip.
Evans and O’Nuallain will encounter extremes of terrain and climate in that time, carrying their own gear and food and riding without support vehicles. One of the main goals of the journey is to raise funds for the depression charity Aware.
They have secured some backers but welcome more sponsorship for the expedition. Details – and blogs – can be found on the web site www.revolutioncycle.ie.