Teenager celebrates completing 18,000-mile around the world ride

19-year-old Tom Davies, South London, may qualify as the youngest person to ever complete the feat

Credit: Tom Davies Twitter

19-year-old Tom Davies arrived in Battersea, South London on Sunday to the cheers of family and friends after completing and 18,000 mile bike ride around the world, in what he hopes makes him the youngest person to ever complete the journey.

After 174 days on the road, which had seen him chased by dogs in Albania, runaway from monkeys and race an emu in Australia, Davies arrived back in London where he'd started on January 17 having raised around £60,000 for charity.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).