Update: This blog is now coming to a close. Please visit my new website www.stephenfabes.com to find out more about events and my upcoming book Signs Of Life: To The Ends Of The Earth With A Doctor
On the 5th of January 2010 I waved goodbye to my family and friends from outside St Thomas’ Hospital in London, where I worked as a medical doctor, and set off on my bicycle. 86,209 km (53,568 miles) later I emerged onto Westminster Bridge having cycled a distance equivalent to more than twice around the planet or 89 times the length of Great Britain. It took six years to complete the loop, crossing 75 countries and six continents. I visited remote medical projects and hospitals along the way.