You would probably very much enjoy the classic AROUND THE WORLD ON A BICYCLE by Thomas Stevens.
Originally Posted by overthehillmedi
In 1884, Thomas Stevens left San Francisco on a Columbia high-wheeler with the outrageous goal of becoming the first man to ride a bicycle across the United States. When he reached Boston, he decided to continue around the world, and soon sailed to London for the ride across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The high-wheeler was heavy and cumbersome, his supplies were limited to socks, a spare shirt, and a slicker that doubled as tent and bedroll, and much of the country he traversed was wild. Yet he persevered, recording his colorful and often harrowing adventures during the three-year odyssey in a classic of 19th century adventure and travel writing.
You can easily get a copy from Amazon.com or you can download the digital version for free from the Gutenberg Project.
At any rate, I think you will greatly enjoy. You might even agree, it should be consider required reading before such an ambitious undertaking as you propose.