Riding round the world: a gap year with a difference

Teenager Tom Davies explains how he became the youngest person ever to go round the world by bike

Photo: Daniel Gould

Tom Davies, like many of his peers, was enamoured with the idea of sightseeing and travelling. But the 19-year-old from Battersea, South London, unlike most teens and 20-somethings, opted against

inter-railing and day-long excursions.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.