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Adventurer continues 13-year tour
Jason Lewis
Jason Lewis started his round-the-world voyage in London in 1994
A Briton attempting a human-powered round-the-world voyage has begun the next leg of his 13-year trip.

Jason Lewis, 37, from Bridport, Dorset, set off from Singapore on Tuesday and will head through south-east Asia, over the Himalayas to arrive in India.

The 7,000-mile leg by bike and on foot is expected to take about five months.

Mr Lewis has completed 35,000 miles by pedal boat, bicycle, kayak and on roller blades since setting off from London in 1994.

He arrived in Singapore by kayak in November after a five-month sea and mountain bike marathon through Indonesia and is now three-quarters of the way around the planet.

Once he has reached Bombay, he plans to cross the Indian Ocean to the horn of Africa and continue through North Africa, the Middle East and Europe to finish at the Greenwich Meridian Line by summer next year - 13 years after departure.

Jason Lewis
Jason Lewis broke both legs while roller-blading across the US

Preparing to leave Singapore, Mr Lewis said: "This leg promises to be among the most exciting and certainly best organised."

His modes of transport so far have included the 26ft (8m) pedal boat Moksha - built at the then Maritime Museum in Exeter, Devon.

The 26,000 craft has crossed the Channel, made the first east-west Atlantic pedal power crossing and carried Mr Lewis on the first pedal boat trip across the Pacific from San Francisco to Australia - 8,000 nautical miles in 178 days.

Mr Lewis began the trip at the Greenwich Meridian with Steve Smith, from Wolverhampton, but Mr Smith left to pursue other interests in Hawaii.

During his roller blade crossing of the USA, Mr Lewis broke both legs in an accident with a car, and was out of action for months.




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