Young Scottish Man Cycles 18000 miles in 195 days.
Mark Beaumont passed through 20 countries on his way, including Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the US.
Short article here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/s...st/7245381.stm
Website with radio interviews, video and some diary entries here:
This guy has some guts for sure. It is well worth a poke around his website to see the kinds of things that happened to him on the way. He cut the existing record for a route like this by a staggering 81 days!