22-year-old Brit sets off on solo globe circumnavigation

35,000 miles on a Ducati Scrambler in aid of mental health charity...

22-year-old Brit sets off on solo globe circumnavigation

Twenty-two year-old Henry Crew this morning set off on a solo global motorcycle circumnavigation in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record in aid of mental health charity Movember.

Having lost three friends to suicide, and experiencing his own mental health struggles, Crew’s goal is to raise £35,000 (£1 for every mile) for the Foundation, which raises funds globally for research and support programs in the areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, men’s mental health and suicide prevention.

The challenge, which will take approximately 13 months to complete, began today at the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in Shoreditch. To break the world record, Henry will need to return to the UK by Friday, 10 May 2019 to be the youngest person to complete the journey. He is riding a Ducati Scrambler.

“I have been planning this journey for eight months and can’t think of a better charity partner for this trip than Movember. Not only have they created a great community which has existing connections with motorcycles, but they also fight for causes which are close to my heart - specifically mental health," he said.

"I have had my own struggles with mental health, particularly during my time at university and have also experienced a scary amount of mental health issues within my friendship group.”