18 Year Old Waterford Lad Takes On Trip Of A Life Time By Cycling From Ireland 2 Asia
Would you fancy cycling from Ireland 2 Asia? Well one Waterford lad has decided to do just that. 18 year old Sean Hoban just finished his leaving cert this year but all along he had a plan and that plan was to cycle to Asia.
As Sean says, “I have just finished school and I have a whole year before college to see the world and I have decided to see it by bike. I have always been adventurous, I love to see new places and in the past this thirst for adventure was quenched through scouting. Now as an adult its time to get out on my own”.
Sean told us that on his Ireland 2 Asia trip he will adhere to a strict budget and so he will be cooking and camping as much as possible. “My main goal is to get as far as I can for as little as I can and to see as much of the world as I can” continued Sean.
“I funded the trip through savings I made with my part time job and various donations”.
The journey will take Sean from France, Germany, Austria.Hungary,Serbia, Bulgaria,Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and on to Kyrgyzstan. A trip that’s around 8 thousand miles. Sean doesn’t yet know his final destination but said that he will make up his mind along the way.
So what do you bring on such an adventure? Well here’s his kit, and remember all this on a bike with no support team!
MSR Elixer 2 man tent
Thermarest NeoAir Xtherm ground mat
Mountain Hardware Ratio 15 sleeping bag
MSR Whisperlite International liquid fuel stove
MSR ceramic two pot set
MSR fuel bottle
3 Columbia fleeces
3 Columbia t shirts
Columbia rain jacket
2 sets of Columbia baselayers(top and bottom)
2 pairs Columbia zip off pants
” cycling shorts
5 pairs underwear
6 pairs socks
Columbia waterproof shoes
Hi vis jacket
dry bags for all clothes
emergency tea bag
Fixed blade knife
puncture repair kit
nuts and bolts
MSR Stove service kit
Thermarest repair kit
hay fever meds
spared SD cards
mini camera tripod
4 pannier bags
All we have to say is BEST OF LUCK SEAN!
Follow Sean on his journey from Ireland 2 Asia HERE.
We will of course be bringing you updates on his adventure!