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Expedition [ edit ] Lewis set off with friend and fellow adventurer Stevie Smith from Greenwich, London on 12 Julyto complete the world's first human-powered circumnavigation, and the two dubbed the journey Expedition Departing on 13 OctoberLewis and Smith then pedaled consecutive days and 4, miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Portugal to Miami, Florida in a wooden pedal-powered boat named Moksha.
Lewis then roller bladed thousands of miles across North America. He was struck by a drunk driver in Pueblo, Coloradoand spent nine months recovering from two broken legs. He finished the North American expedition leg in In four days, Lewis and a small group of supporters hiked the 80 miles across Hawaii.
After 73 days of solo pedaling Moksha across the doldrumsLewis completed the Pacific Ocean crossing from Hawaii to the island atoll of Tarawa.
With the help of friend and expedition supporter April Abril, Lewis then pedaled Moksha 1, miles for 32 days across the Coral Sea to Australia. InLewis and a group of supporters spent 88 days cycling 3, miles across the Australian outback, starting near Cooktown, Queenslandand finishing in the port city of Darwin, Northern Territory.
After spending many years raising funds to continue ExpeditionLewis was reunited with Moksha in ThroughoutLewis kayaked thousands of miles through the Indonesian archipelago from East Timor to Singapore.
Inhe biked from Singapore to the Himalayasand biked and hiked through the Himalayas to the port of Mumbai. Lewis then planned to travel through EthiopiaSudanEgyptand the Middle East before reaching Europe  — encountering a problem in Sudan.
The Egyptian authorities would not let him pass through their waters, and when his visa for Sudan ran out he was left with an "impossible decision".
He was released, but the Egyptian authorities forbade him from mountain-biking the mile journey to Aswan. He completed this section illegally by riding partly at night.
Pulling Moksha in tow, Lewis crossed the Greenwich Meridian Line where he had begun his expedition 13 years earlier. During his expedition, Lewis twice survived malaria, septicaemia, a bout of mild schizophrenia, and a crocodile attack near Australia in Bibliography[ edit ] The Expedition, Dark Waters: First person to cross North America on inline skates, September First person to cross the Pacific Ocean by pedal power, August Webcomic[ edit ] Inartist Kris Stacks and writer Anthony DiMatteo created a page black and white webcomic based on the writings of Lewis.‘lonely planet guides global explorers ‘ Q&A 1.
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