It's got something for everyone - cyclo touring, good cause, firefighters, even recumbents:

Laurent Robin intends to cycle 14,000 miles across 14 different nations.

For this 32-year-old professional firefighter from France, the motivation is not sport, nor sightseeing. Rather, it is to save the life of a sick little girl.

In the past two years, Robin has peddled around the world on a mission he calls “Tour couche pour Chloe debout,” which translates into “around the world lying down to get Chloe on her feet.”