One woman, one bike, 42 countries and seven continents
A British lady biker, Steph Jeavons, is chasing a dream of travelling across 42 countries and seven continents on her Honda bike alone.
Starting from London in March, she has already covered 13 countries, and is currently riding through various parts of India.
Thirty-eight-year-old Jeavons, who hails from North Wales, wants to be the first British to ride across all seven continents on her own and that too at once.
Talking about her journey, Jeavons said when you have a dream, you have to follow it.
"It was years ago in my early 20s, I first thought that I wanted to do a big journey. Originally, I wanted to ride to Borneo, and I wanted to see the orangutans. That was my whole mission to go see the orangutans," she said.
"Somehow, I wanted to convince myself to go all around the world. I thought when I got to Borneo, I thought I might go to Australia, and from Australia I may as well go all the around. And then, if I going to do five-six constituencies, I may as well do seven, and that's how it came about and over the years it has been developing," she added.
And, as I have grown in confidence riding in different countries, it started becoming a little bit more of a reality. I think when you have a dream you have to follow it," Jeavons said.
Jeavons, a mother to a 20-year-old son, said she is gaining confidence riding in different countries.
Having travelled 1000 miles on Indian backroads and dirt tracks, including Mumbai, Gujarat and Rajasthan, she narrated her experience of riding in the country.
"I was little nervous. India was one of the countries that I knew it's going to be hard to ride in because the heat, I am here probably the wrong time of year for riding, and the traffic, I have heard so much about," added Jeavons.
People here, however, have been helpful, she added.
Jeavons, who is planning to take around 18 months to cover her tour, has a long list of places to explore to, next being Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Australia, South America, North America, Canada, Antarctica and Africa.
She is indeed on journey that most of the people can only dream about.
(Posted on 04-07-2014)