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BIKER SETS OFF SOLO AROUND THE WORLD

PUBLISHED: 12:20 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 14:40 25 August 2010

AN INTREPID motorcyclist has set off on a round the world 120-day race without a satnav or support crew.

AN INTREPID motorcyclist has set off on a round the world 120-day race without a satnav or support crew.

British adventurer Nick Sanders, 49, crossed the Meridian Line at the Old Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to embark upon a 55,000 mile circumnavigation of the globe on Sunday.

The 'fastest man around the world on two wheels' has made six previous trips round the globe and has circled the planet before in just 19 days.

This journey is to take him through 45 countries including Australia, India, South Africa and Turkey, in 120 days.

Riding a Yamaha R1, the Welshman was tailed by 30 motorcyclists as he made his way through Greenwich Park, half an hour late, on Sunday afternoon.

Mr Sanders said: "It inspires people doing crazy things like this. You have to have something other than normal life. It's about human endeavour."

The former BBC camera man will travel with only a couple of bags, a tent, and a video camera, with which he will make a web-diary. To view Mr Sander's regular video diaries, visit www.hein-gericke.com/parallelworld.

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