Pedal-power Briton ready to finish trip round world

A British adventurer is preparing to continue his human-powered circumnavigation of the globe nearly 10 years after he began.

Jason Lewis, 36, began his journey by bicycle from the Greenwich meridian in July 1994. He reached Darwin in Australia in autumn 2001 after travelling 24,000 miles over land and ocean.

Since then, Mr Lewis, from Bridport, Dorset, has been raising funds by working on a buffalo ranch in Colorado.

Now he is planning to return to Darwin to begin the latest leg of his incredible journey.

He will travel 450 miles from Darwin to Kupang on Timor on a wooden 26ft pedal boat, Moksha, in which he has already crossed the Channel, the Atlantic and the Pacific. His companion in the two-man craft is likely to be Chris Tipper, from Brighton, who accompanied him across the Pacific. He aims to be home by 2005. "I sometimes think, what am I going to be when I finish? So much of me is the process of the expedition," he said.

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