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26
Jun
2018

One Man’s Five-Year Journey Biking Around the World

William Hodson
Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
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Eager to inspire young minds and raise money for charity, former primary school teacher William Hodson is currently halfway through completing a mammoth five-year mission of cycling across all seven continents –including Antarctica—all while wearing a self-designed superhero costume. So far, he has cycled an astonishing 45,000 kilometres through 28 countries. This talk highlights his experiences on the road, the motivation behind his mission and how he intends to achieve his goal.

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.   

 

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