We also clocked 6,000 miles on our odometers, 10,000km. This means that we have at last qualified for our own database: Long Distance Cycle Journeys (LDCJ).
We started the LDCJ at the end of last year and now believe that it’s probably the largest cycle touring data set in the world. We have over 100 members who have spent a combined total of 200 years on the road, cycling over 3 million kilometres.
Here’s how we measure up in the database:
Laura & Tim Moss on LDCJ
All figures are, of course, only for our journey so far and will change as we continue.
Distance travelled: 6,187 miles (7th shortest)
Duration: 8 months (17th shortest)
Money spent: £3,250 per person (9th cheapest)
Cost per month: £406 (42nd out of 107)
Cost per kilometre: 32p (39th out of 107)
Average monthly distance: (45th out of 107)
Our itinerary from now until Christmas
For the first time since in quite a while, we have something approaching a plan. Here is roughly where we intend to be for the rest of the year and our trip:
- April-May: South Korea to Osaka, Japan.
- May 28th: Arrive Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
- June/July: Cycling to Kuala Lumpur / Singapore.
- August: Cycling Perth to Melbourne (with some hitching/buses)
- September: In Melbourne and visiting Sydney/Wellington
- Early October: In San Francisco area.
- October/November: Cycling San Francisco to east coast e.g. Houston.
- December: fly to Europe, cycle home.
- Christmas: HOME.