World Unicycle Tour is just exactly what it says: Ed Pratt from Somerset, England, cycled around the world on his 36″ unicycle starting on 14th March 2015 and returning home on 27th July 2018, racking up some 22,000 miles. Read more about him and his tour or take a look at his route. For a while, he also kept a blog, the first entry of which is here.
The best bit though is his YouTube channel Ed Pratt Unicycles the World where he posts videos from his trip weekly. I’ve spent the past few days catching up by watching all of his videos, and they are exceptional. A few highlights: Germany, Ed cycled trough the Upper Middle Rhine Valley (I used to live there), How to film camels on a cycle tour, Ed unicycles China (trailer), Ed unicycles Australia (trailer), Taped a GoPro inside my wheel (also check out the second perspective – so weird, but fun!), Ed Unicycles New Zealand (first episode), and the most recent series (ongoing): Ed cycles South East Asia.
I don’t know why this guy only has 32,000 subscribers on YouTube, but I hope he gets a wider audience because his project is laudable – he collects donations for “School in a bag”, and his videos are interesting and well-edited with a fantastic soundtrack.
Link via MetaFilter: Have wheel, will travel. (What a great title, btw!)