On June 24th, James Cleverly and three friends set off for the adventure of a lifetime!
'We have now completed 6 days of cycling and it has been tough! We are near a town called Würzurg and have the aim of making it to Regensberg in two days. It is unbelievably hot at the moment so we may not make it… yesterday temperatures reached 39 degrees and tonight (as I am writing) it has been 30 degrees so it’s sweaty work on and off the bike. Our tent is quite literally like an oven!'
Keep track of their progress on instagram @theistanboiz
They aim to reach Istanbul by the 27th July but it is still too early to tell.