Henry Crew, 22, only got his motorcycle licence three-and-a-half years ago but is now well into his bid to become the youngest person to ride around the world. Along the way the young Brit will raise money for men’s mental and physical health organisation Movember.
The current record is held by Spaniard Kane Avellano who last year became the youngest person to travel solo around the world at the age of 23. He rode 51,500km (32,000 miles) over eight months.
His biggest fears are having a problem with the bike that he can’t fix, issues at borders and “super adverse weather”.
“My schedule will loosen up after Europe though so it’s not like I will have to ride every day through any conditions.”
Along the way, Henry is raising money for men’s mental and physical health organisation November which was started in Melbourne in 2002 by two mates.
“Movember were the obvious charity partner because I had an existing relationship with them through the DGR (Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride) and I have had my own mental health issues which were greatly helped by riding motorbikes,” he says.
Henry also lost three friends to suicide and hopes to raise £1 for every mile he travels for Movember.
The money will go towards research and support programs designed for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, men’s mental health and suicide prevention.