Thirty four year old British expatriate Theo Brun has completed an extraordinary journey home, cycling through over 15 countries to return to the UK from China.
The former lawyer, a long time expat who has previously worked in London, Paris and Moscow, decided to leave his most recent job in Hong Kong and embark on the return trip of a lifetime.
Theo decided to split the trip into two parts, and last autumn he completed the first leg by travelling 3,000 km from Hong Kong to the Xi’an in China. Following a break to avoid the Chinese Winter, he then set off again and ventured through countries like Uzbekistan, Russia and Kazakhstan before finally reaching the United Kingdom.
However, it was not a completely smooth ride, and Brun overcame a number of obstacles during the quest including ticks, high altitude health issues and even hallucinations.
Theo chose to go on the voyage as he had always had a thirst for thrill and wanted to do it before he got too old. Speaking to The Telegraph he said: “I'm just young enough still to be doing something mildly absurd like cycling halfway across the world. Personally I wouldn't want to be any older - I have enough creaking joints now as it is.”