Though Mr. Hodson’s original estimation of the trip’s duration was five years, after being on the road for three, he has concluded that his trip may actually take him seven years to complete. Relying nearly entirely on the support of his followers, the kindness of locals he meets and a handy translator app, his adventures include making a rest stop out of a Cambodian classroom, the back of truck and a Thai police station. He was even featured on the local news while in various countries.
William Hodson, originally a primary school teacher from Bewdley, United Kingdom, holds a degree in Modern Languages and first cycled across England for charity when he was only 15 years old, then again from London to Monaco in 2008. Now, he is cycling around the world with the aim of raising funds for charity and inspiring hundreds of thousands of children with his optimism through his lectures at schools worldwide.
Currently operating under the alias ‘Super Cycling Man,’ Mr. Hodson has embarked upon his five-year cycling adventure to raise £1,000,000 in support of various Parkinson's charities including Parkinson’s UK. He has a YouTube channel, SuperCyclingMan, and constantly updates fans by uploading new videos of his world tour. His official website is linked to a GPS to keep his thousands of supporters updated on his whereabouts.
Members of the RGS, their guests and others are most welcome to attend this event, which is HK$150 for RGS Members and HK$200 for guests and others.