Anniversary of Circumnavigating the Globe with Solely Human Power (no motors or sails)

On October 6, 2007 Jason Lewis became the first man to circumnavigate the globe using human power (no motors or sails). He is also the first person to cross North American on inline skates (1996), and the first to cross the Pacific Ocean by pedal power (2000). Together with Stevie Smith, Lewis completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from mainland Europe to North America by human power (1995).

Lewis set off with friend and fellow adventurer Stevie Smith from Greenwich, London in July 1994, cycled through Europe, paddled across the Atlantic, biked and skated across the Americas, kayaked to Australia and Singapore, biked and skated across Asia back to England. It took them 13 years.

Read more about his adventurers at


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