just cycling to sydney, darling

Won't be a jiffy.

Cycle diaries

Ever cycled to work and wished you could just carry on? Ever wanted to take a year off work to go and do something a bit different? Ever lost the plot completely and decided to cycle 13,000 miles to Australia?

Our very own Matt has. He'll be cycling from Trafalgar Square to Sydney, Australia with his mate Andy. Their stamina, patience, and glute strength will be tested as they make their way through 22 countries and three continents over the course of a year.

Having won an innocent scholarship earlier this year Matt got £1,000 from us towards his bike. The duo are raising money for the incredible charity War Child (£9,000 raised so far) with every penny raised going to the charity. Wish them luck and follow their adventures here:

Ride like Shadowfax boys, and show us the meaning of haste. Or just go at your own pace - 13,000 miles is a long way.