Biography and Reflections of a Globe Trotting Pensioner

Introducing Odyssey 2000

by Arthur Benbow



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/6/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 114
ISBN : 9781728391526
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 114
ISBN : 9781728391533

About the Book

It was in 1998 Arthur saw an advert in a UK cycling magazine for a world tour in the millennium. It was being organized by an American company who had spent five years planning Odyssey 2000. This was the ultimate challenge a 12 month world tour, cycling with over 200 other mad fools but only two from the UK - 45 countries and 19,000 miles - commencing in Pasadena, USA averaging 70 miles a day five days a week. Arthur raised £8000 for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children a registered UK charity. If this book is a success the next book will cover the following projects :- Nov 1994 250 mile cycle ride in Israel for the British Heart Foundation £2002 raised May 1995 3789 mille cycle ride coast to coast across the USA for children’s hospice in Wales £21,000 raised 2003 a cycle tour in Nepal followed by an annual visit for the next eleven years, with out his bike In 2005 along with other supporters we were the founder Trustees of a UK registered UK charity supporting education in that beautiful country see

About the Author

Arthur began his life in Bristol UK. He inherited the urge to travel on two wheels from his parents who spent their honeymoon touring Wales on a tandem. Sadly they had rain for most of their honeymoon, arising from that Arthur arrived nine months later. On his 16th birthday Arthur was given a brand new bicycle and a map of Wales. In 1961, he took a temporary job that lasted 32 years. So with family responsibilities staring him in the face, Arthur had to give up the relationship with his bike which ended up in the back of his garage for the next 20 years.