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Cycling Around The World

Posted on May 15, 2010 by team

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Vladislav Ketov is a person who has really developed and implemented a project  of the first trip made really around the world (land) along the coastline of the continents. This was a cycling trip lasting 20 years! Unaccompanied  he traveled to Europe, Africa, south and south-east of Asia and both Americas (except Arctic coast) and left behind 144 000 km.

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The trip started in 14th, May, 1991 from Leningrad. The main transportation mode was a bicycle as the most affordable kind of eco-friendly transport.

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The trip becomes even more unique as Vladislav has no money. During his traveling he earns by drawing portraits.

He tells that in all countries he was welcomed and people were kind and hospitable.


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30 Responses to “Cycling Around The World”

  1. Unknown says:


  2. John says:

    The wife and kids must of drove him nuts to leave for 20 years.

  3. Macsen says:

    Wow! Very impressive!
    Nice to see a Canadian flag on his bike too!

  4. Josie says:

    That’s really impressive.

  5. r2k-in-the-vortex says:

    once met a man who started cycling from gb, down to gibraltar, via the coastline to cape of good hope, india china and then to his homeland japan where i met him. at that moment he had about few hundred kilometers to go until hometown. he had been on the road for 3 years and had his bike stolen more than once

  6. Dale From Canada says:

    What is the Canadian city indicated on the far east of the North American continent? My Russian is terrible, but I think it says Nataskuin, is that right?

  7. Anon says:

    He passed by Irak and Pakistan, in these times?

  8. nisrio says:

    We need shots of him riding it over the oceans!

  9. RaulJones says:

    Heinz Stucke


    The original “around the world bicycle guy”

  10. Rasputin says:

    Congratulations! English Russia is now banned on the Internet. I had to route through a darknet to get to this website.

    • briedis says:

      Seriously? I just type in englishrussia.com (form Latvia)

    • MT says:


      can you show or tell me how English Russia is banned on the I-Net ? I can not access it from work but i can from home and wondering if what you say has something to do with why i can not access from work


      • Josie says:

        He is only kidding. The site is not banned anywhere. This is an ongoing joke here now, so don’t take it seriously. You probably can’t access it from work because your employer has put a ban on all sites that have nothing to do with your job; a very common practice.

      • MarkLenders says:


        MT, i’m also sorry to inform you that Santa Clause doesn’t exist

  11. Bathbomber says:

    Why hasn’t he been to Australiayet? It has awesome scenery for bike riding and he hasn’t ridden the coastline of every continent until he’s done Australia

  12. benderr says:

    people! help as.in lithuania…www.hotcommentary.com/index.php?id=19

  13. benderr says:

    BIG PEDOPHILES SCANDAL IN LITHUANIA – please help !!!!! Judge decided to return a little girl to her mother who was “selling” her daughter to pedophiles.. ….www.hotcommentary.com/index.php?id=19

  14. mark says:

    you have obviously never heard of Heinz Stücke. Started riding around the world in 1962 and so far has cycled more than 539,000 kilometres and visited 192 countries. russian arse kicked by a German yet again

  15. SSSR says:

    englishrussia.com is now banned……so is the north side of Russia and Canada ridable?

  16. Ben says:

    Give this guy a small DSLR and an 18-200 and hes got another income source. He could take pictures of so many things

  17. Hi This is a excellent outdoor site and found the page helpful,this will my events specially when im trying to win,cycling is the sport and no wonder why it has exploded in the last decade.

  18. K.Tamemoto says:

    I envy him and his life.
    Will the day come to me when I’ll leave my bike trails
    on the five continents of this globe.
    From a bit of over sea bike tourist of Japan.

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