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It’s the end of the world as we know it…

It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it
And I feel fine

REM – It’s The End Of The World

Actually if I’m completely honest I don’t know how I feel about it just yet, but I do know that the world as I’ve known it for the last five months is about to change in a fairly fundamental way – I’m now in Istanbul!

Here we all are in Istanbul

Here we all are in Istanbul

All up I’ve ridden 12,549km since leaving Beijing almost five months ago – there are four of us who have ridden EFI of the journey.

The EFI riders in Istanbul - Michael, myself, Erwin and Grant

The EFI riders in Istanbul – Michael, myself, Erwin and Grant

I’ll post about yesterday and today in detail tomorrow but for now it’s time to celebrate a pretty significant achievement 🙂

Let the celebration begin!

Let the celebration begin!

16 thoughts on “It’s the end of the world as we know it…

  1. Mellum

    What an amazing journey Steve. I’ve so enjoyed reading your ups & downs and the great photos, I’ll miss your ‘daily’ instalments. Welcome home and well done, a fantastic achievement

  2. Nicole Van der Meer

    I’ve really enjoyed following your journey, thanks so much for the stories, great photos and inspiring blog you’ve kept up. I guess you’ve got to get to the end sometime but I’ll miss your emails in my inbox! Congratulations ???

  3. Anders Monsen

    Well done, Steve. I’ve read your posts since the first day. Amazed that it’s really been five months already.

  4. Jan

    Fantastic achievement, EFI means 501,960,000 FI’s or 4.4 million every riding day!
    More grease to your elbow.

  5. Matt Harris

    Congrats on the EFI award!!

    I’m pretty sure that you’ve ridden quite a bit further in the past 5 months than I’ve driven!!

  6. sarah p

    Wooooo HOOOOOO!

    What an achievement….. well done that man!

    A fantastic journey – have so enjoyed your posts, but have missed you too so look forward to hugging your ridiculously skinny frame!

    Safe travels home xx

  7. Jane and Stuart

    Sensational. Congratulations Steve. Enjoy the celebrations.
    How will we cope without regular ‘view from my tent’ updates in the future????
    Jane and Stuart

  8. AnnaJ

    Mate. That is an amazing achievement. I am really going to miss your updates so I can’t imagine how much you will miss the team, and the travel and the challenges. All the best for the transition!

  9. Natalie

    Hooray! You made it. Incredible. Seems like it was such a short time … for us here sitting on the couch! I feel sad that it’s over, but then I haven’t been sleeping in a tent and eating cucumber for breakfast for months! Not to mention riding a bike for hours and hours day after day!
    See you soon. xx

  10. Peter Ferris

    Well done Steve. I’ve enjoyed reading the blogs and will miss the almost daily updates.