Sean’s 12,000 Km Journey from Waterford to Asia on His Bike
We’ve all read stories about young people wanting to travel when they finish school and often we think it’s off to enjoy the beaches and night clubs and night life of the med. But one Waterford 18 year old, Sean Hobin wanted to travel and currently he’s in Kyrgyzstan.
Nothing too strange about that except he travelled all of 12,000 kilometres ON HIS BIKE.
Check out a video of Sean leaving Waterford HERE.
Leaving Waterford in September 2018 Sean headed for Rosslare and so his journey began. Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, that’s an impressive 17 countries.
Check out some of Sean’s photos on the start of his journey HERE.
Wind, rain, snow, ice and all the weathers that you can imagine were not enough to stop Sean on his journey on his fully loaded bike. Remember he has to carry all he needs with him, including tent, sleeping bag, clothes, food, water and a lot more. But his posts on Facebook are always cheerful and positive even though he may be sleeping and cooking in a tent in the freezing cold surrounded by camels and yaks.
Yesterday Sean announced that he had reached his goal,
Via his Facebook page Sean posted, “Two days ago I arrived in the city of Osh, Kyrgyzstan. This marks the end of the M41 Pamir Highway, and what marks the finish line of my trip”.
“My original goals that I set for my journey were to:
- Cycle from Ireland to Asia.
- Cycle the Pamir Highway.
Last week I reached the Chinese border and arriving in Osh fulfils the goals I have set out to accomplish”.
“So from here on out I am homebound. Originally it was my plan to fly home. I still have a month left of time and budget, so the plan now is to hitchhike home. I’ll be crossing the Caspian and Black Seas by ferry and make my way back to Cherbourg, to get the ferry home”.
“I am really excited to get home and I am looking forward to travelling back across the continent in a different form! I’ll be leaving Osh in a couple of days for the Caspian Sea. I reckon I will be home in one month”.
We asked Sean on how he was feeling on reaching his destination and his achievement,
“I am feeling fantastic now! Really is just an amazing feeling to accomplish the goals I set out for myself. The last 10 months have been just wild! I’ve experienced so much and met some seriously amazing people on the way. I’m so excited to get home now though! Looking forward to seeing all my family and friends again, and my dog!!”.
Sean continued to tell us that he couldn’tt thank everyone at home enough. “The support from home and online has been so amazing!! Big thanks to Altitude, Columbia, Alpkit, Rebike, Forristal Repairs, Laurence Walsh Gardening Services, Gary’s Cycles and Suirdzign for all there help”.
Safe journey home Sean. Looking forward to seeing you when you return to Waterford!
Follow Sean on Facebook HERE
Below are some photo’s of Sean’s amazing journey.