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Updated : Jun 3, 2009

Irish Cyclists, who are circumnavigating the globe for charity, Fearghal O’Nuallain and Simon Evans of Revolution Cycle completed a major step in their journey as they cycled across the Equator after 10,000km in saddle yesterday.

The charitable and fit pair crossed the line marking the middle of the globe 20km north of the Ecuadorian capital Quito in South America. Evans notes that “This is a significant event, as crossing the equator twice is one of the requirements for a circumnavigation as dictated by the Guinness Record keepers, the criteria that the expedition we’re sticking to”. Other criteria include a minimum distance of 29,000km to be covered by bike, and a consistent east-west or west-east direction.

In November 2008, Evans and O’Nuallain began the first Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle. Their unsupported expedition will cover over 30,000km, passing through 30 countries and some of the highest, lowest, driest, coldest, warmest and loneliest places on earth. In doing so, they will be promoting the positive contribution that cycling can make to mental health and the environment, raising funds for Aware and highlighting climate change.

Since leaving Greystones, Evans and O’Nuallain have covered almost 10,000km through the country lanes of France, the wilds of Bolivia, the coastal desert of Peru, and the jungles of Ecuador. The journey hasn’t all been plain sailing says O’Nuallain, “I was knocked off my bike by a careless bus driver in Buenos Aires, luckily I got away with some minor scrapes and a dent in my trailer, but I got quite a shock…”, “I found the roadblocks in the Andes in Peru pretty scary…” notes Evans, “…I was hauling my bike past burning tyres and over mud banks as angry, drunk protesters shouted and waved knives and pitch forks…”.

The next leg of their journey will take them from Shanghai across Central Asia and Iran to Turkey, a distance of roughly 10,000km. From Turkey the final 10,000km will take them through the Middle East and North Africa entering Europe at Sicily from Tunisia, then home to Greystones where the journey began.

For regular updates on the expedition, to download a press pack, and to donate to Aware see www.revolutioncycle.ie

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