Record Breaking Adventurer Mike Perham Plans Next Challenge


Record-breaking adventurer Mike Perham has announced his plan to drive around the world in aid of international disaster relief charity, ShelterBox. The young explorer from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, will set off on his epic journey on Tuesday July 3 from Prime Meridian Walk, London. His 23,000 mile route will take him from the UK through Europe, Russia, China, Laos, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, through the USA and back onto British soil. Mike will be travelling alone in a Spaceships Camper-van – a specially adapted Toyota Previa – with no support vehicles. He will making special stop-offs at six countries, including Thailand and Christchurch, where ShelterBox has responded in the aftermath of a disaster. He hopes to raise at least £1 for every mile. Mike said: “Traveling through some of the countries on the route does worry me a little bit, but that’s what adventure is all about – there’s no determined outcome. You don’t always know what’s going to happen, but that’s what excites me and makes me want to have more adventures.” Mike made world-wide headlines in 2009 when he became the youngest person to sail around the world, aged 17. On completion of his drive around the world, Mike hopes to fly around the world making him the first person ever to solo circumnavigate the world by land, sea and airHe explained: “My adventure started when I was 14 and I sailed across the Atlantic, then I sailed around the worlds when I was 17. This year I’m driving around the world in aid of ShelterBox and the fantastic work that they do. If I’m successful, I will be the first person to have sailed and driven around the world.”

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