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Cycling from Ireland (Waterford) 2 Asia

Ireland 2 Asia

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!

Camping gear:
MSR Elixer 2 man tent
Thermarest NeoAir Xtherm ground mat
Mountain Hardware Ratio 15 sleeping bag
Thermarest pillow
Survival bag
Cooking:
MSR Whisperlite International liquid fuel stove
MSR ceramic two pot set
MSR fuel bottle
Mess kit
Spoon
Fork
Wooden spoon
chopping board
tea towel
sponge
cooking oil
fairy liquid
flask
Clothes:
Columbia midlayer
3 Columbia fleeces
3 Columbia t shirts
Columbia rain jacket
Rain trousers
gaitors
2 sets of Columbia baselayers(top and bottom)
2 pairs Columbia zip off pants
” cycling shorts
Hat
gloves
buff
5 pairs underwear
6 pairs socks
Casual shoes
Columbia waterproof shoes
flip flops
Cycling gloves
Hi vis jacket
dry bags for all clothes
Tool kit:
emergency tea bag
2 pumps
Fixed blade knife
Chain tool
smartlinks
multi-tool
leatherman
scissors
tire leavers
puncture repair kit
chain oil
Spares:
tubes
gear/brake cables
nuts and bolts
spokes
batteries
MSR Stove service kit
Pannier spares
Thermarest repair kit
Toiletries:
Shampoo
bodywash
scrubber
toothbrush
toothpaste
mirror
comb
baby wipes
tissues
deoderant
packtowel
First Aid:
Plasters
bandages
steri strips
compeed
alcohol wipes
tweezers
safety pins
paracetomol
imodium
motilium
hay fever meds
antibiotics
Miscellaneous:
bike locks
chargers
battery pack
spared SD cards
watch
headtortch
sunglasses
camera
notebook
pencil case
Various tubs
book
Electrolyte tablets
phone
Helmet
bike lights
speedometer
compass
earphones
mini camera tripod
4 pannier bags
Rack pack
Bar bag
platypus
Documents:
passport
EHIC card
Vaccine card
Insurance info
Agecard
wallet
Cards
Cash
Ireland 2 Asia

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!

Ireland 2 Asia
Eamon Barrett and his team from Altitude in Ballybricken seeing Sean off