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Cycling 15000km solo from Dublin to Beijing

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Raising €50,000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin

My name is Stephen Cunningham, I’m 29, Irish and pretty average. I’ve have had a long-standing dream of cycling from Dublin to Beijing. Why? For the craic, and to raise some money for an outstanding cause while I’m at it.

On the 5th of January 2014 I left Dublin with my bike and 7.5 months later on the 18th of August I arrived in Beijing. In that time I passed through 21 countries, cycling 14000km through deserts and over mountains, in sun, rain and snow.

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Thanks!

Stephen

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  1. Ralph says:

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  2. Daire O Ceallachain says:

    Well Stephen..just came across your Facebook page by chance. Mighty stuff lad, as soon as I can I’ll make a donation to your very worthy cause and your herculean task.
    I’m just back to Ireland after spending a year in Vietnam. It’s an amazing part of the world Tell me, are you making the journey by yourself or are you going as part of a group?

    Is mise.

    Daire.

    • Hi Daire,

      Thanks for the support. I shall be cycling this solo. Still don’t know if that’s the right thing to do, but that’s the plan! Hopefully I’ll meet more people as a result. Either that, or I’ll be a little crazy when I get back 😉

      • con egan says:

        i would love to try that with you just for the craic like will be amazing adventure and for the best of causes aswell

  3. Avril says:

    Good luck with the cycle Stevo, I’m sure you’ll have an incredible time!

  4. Gary says:

    Congratulations on your cycle

    Big task and am hoping all goes well! I will be keeping an eye out for your updates.

    Good Luck,
    Gary

  5. Martin Moore says:

    Best of luck Stephen, this is an epic challenge andI I’m sure will be filled with amazing stories, really great cause you’re raising money for, and hopefully in the tough times you’ll get the strength from the cause, stay safe and strong. I look forward to following !

  6. Dave Byrne says:

    Hi Stephen I am a good friend of Gerry Farrell at the weekend I cycle but I am in awe at your task go for it and god speed I will follow you all the way and hopefully help to push the pedals in a small way to help you through the kms ahead go for it we are with you all the way, easy to say but you are not alone

    Dave Byrne

  7. Kieran Cunningham. says:

    Stevo, most importantly look after yourself and particularly that “Cunningham” knee. I’m very proud of you but you know that already – Love from Poppa Bear XX

  8. Deirdre says:

    Hi Stephan, well done so far. Will look foreword to follow you on the next stage your first video was brilliant. Mind that gammy knee!

  9. Tom H says:

    All right Steve,

    Tom the engineer trucker here. Sorry I didn’t tweet sooner. You know you wondered if you should have started later to miss the weather! Well it got worse, much much worse, storm force up the valleys. Just got my phone and internet back due to a lightening/electrical short from a storm not long after I dropped you in Betwys. Sounds like you making good progress. Keep your chin up, you’ll do it, its written all over you. I’ll get my donation in and keep track on how your doing. Best wishes from me and the Nissan Navara FOT (F+ck Off Truck) affectionately named by friends. Oh and believe me I am a full on concrete bore.

    Again best wishes and keep safe.

    Tom H

  10. Una & Peter says:

    Stephen, you’re always out when we call in! Been following your blog…. have nothing but admiration for your courage, strength and determination to complete this amazing challenge. Good luck on the next leg and take good care. Left your chocolate at home 😎

  11. Fiona Jones says:

    Just discovered your blog Steve! Absolutely amazing stuff!! Congrats on all your progress so far. Sounds like you’ve been through a lifetime of adventures already. Hope you’re enjoying it.

    Fiona

  12. Eric says:

    Well done man, this is savage! Fair play for having the stones and the dream and good luck!

  13. Carol Fenton says:

    Hi Stephen, my name is Carol, I work with your mam in St Kevins. I just wanted to say we are all thinking of you all the time and what you are doing is fantastic. I know it is very challenging on every level, but you are doing a marvellous, life changing adventure which is going to help 100′s of sick children. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all about it and definitely think there is a great book in it. Take care and keep on keeping on, well done. All the best from Finglas!

  14. Anna says:

    Good Job Steveo! Well done! I fully feel for you re the dog situation, although it appears you have a handle on it now – I remember dad was working in Bucharest and I was going to go out and visit and he said not to…because of roaming packs of wild dogs! I think his colleague got bitten 😦 Anyway, keep up the good work!

  15. Maria says:

    Hi, we met you on the road to Bukhara, the couple on two Hondas motorbikes. Hope you make it to town today! That road is parched and complete desert! Tough going! Staying at hotel Rustam and Zukhra. Two cyclist here as we saw the bikes but not spoken to them….. Safe ride,
    Maria

    • Hey Maria,

      Sorry I missed you in Bukhara – my B&B didn’t have WiFi, although I did keep an eye out for your bikes.

      Hope you guys are enjoying the ride and have no more punctures. Best of luck, and stay Safe!

  16. Fiona says:

    Hi Sstephen,
    I’m a friend of your dads from work. Congratulations on your journey so far. Alot of your Dads friends/colleagues are following your journey and wishing you a safe and exciting time. When the going gets though, I hope it will help to know how much support you have. Your family must be incredibly proud of you. Best wishes, fiona

  17. Anthony Young says:

    Well done best of luck

  18. Olivia says:

    Truly amazing! I can’t believe how far you’ve already traveled. Keep safe and cycling!

  19. gauravsantu says:

    I wnna donate some of my savings. ..how can I do it.

  20. William Clifford says:

    Just tagged you in a message on your fb page. Forgot to say- you’ve also taught a whole seasons or more worth of cyclists how to deal with dogs 😉 I arrive in Bishkek & you’re already known here. Keep going ‘dog whisperer’ 😉

  21. Pamela Browne says:

    Well done Stephen you’re nearly there. Great to hear you on the phone this morning, we had lovely cakes and coffee with your mam and dad, hope to have some more with you when you get back. Best of luck till then. take care Pamela Browne and family x

  22. So, I’m sat in an Irish pub in Beijing and I hear this voice beside me that sounds a lot like home. Started talking to this guy and he tells me his fantastic story o cycling from Dublin to Beijing. Very well done and much respect Stephen. It was truly a pleasure meeting you. Hope your journey home doesn’t take as long.

  23. Lucia says:

    Do people this awesome actually exist?!

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