One Wheel Is Better Than Two

On the 23rd September 47 year old Steve Colligan will fly to Nepal, then onto Tibet to ride his unicycle 1000km (620 miles) across the Roof of the World, from Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.


As if tring to stay upright on a bike designed for a clown Steve said 

"If the distance wasn't going to be enough of a challenge, then there is the problem of breathing at high altitude. I've been told to expect back pain, diarrhoea, knee & ligament problems, headaches, insomnia, fatigue, and saddle soreness, not to mention any accidents from falling off!

From start to finish the ride will take 25 days, including time to acclimatise to the altitude. Mountain bikers from around the world attempt this ride and say it's the hardest thing they've ever done and as far as we know, this ride has never been done before on a unicycle. A full write-up of the adventure will be available in a future edition on the Unicycle Magazine and Steve will be using this ride to raise as much money as possible to help fund an NGO and its projects to improve the educational facilities and amenities in a remote village in the Himalayas. The ride will be fully supported by one of the top adventure cycle tour operators in the UK, Red Spokes Adventure Tours.

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