London – This summer 31 teams join hosts Brazil for FIFA World Cup, but an England fan had a journey to this summer grand event, which is just epic in longevity and toughness.
Hugh Thompson is in the final state of a 25,000 km journey that will take him 25 countries across five continents by the time he reaches Rio de Janeiro in June.
What makes his journey impressive is that incredible distance has been covered by bicycle.
Thompson has some remarkable stories from his time on the road so far, including playing and coaching in some stunning locations.
With his journey Thompson want to teach people that life is very simple.
Hugh Thompson said “I have been in so many situations where I have felt that I cannot continue, the monsoon rain in Asia, the searing African sun, the madness of India. But I have learned that the human body and mind has an unbelievable endurance and if you put your mind to it, and don’t look for a way out, anything is possible in life.”