My name is Mick and I am 30 years young. You might think now that this trip is part of an early midlife crisis – and I hate to disappoint you – but it’d be better described as one of these moments where life slaps you in the face with a big baseball bat to wake you up – and you try to make the most of it.
I have never really experienced cabin fever, but my first big cycling trip, which was initiated by the end of a long term relationship had a huge impact on me with that regard. The combination of physical challenges and ultimately testing my psychological as well as physical limits along with all the people I’ve met and places I’ve seen was an experience of a lifetime which has brought me back on my feet.
However – this trip is estimated to take about 15 days and there’s a lot to see!
It was only by accident that I found out that my trip was part of the North Sea Cycle Route sponsored by the EU. So I decided to eventually cycle the entire route – with a few intermissions due to my work obligations.
In 2012 while working for a local Amnesty group, I had the idea to dedicate my future trips to help support Amnesty International. With a little donation through their website, you can help Amnesty International.
Besides planning my trips, I listen to – and occasionally make my own – music, pamper my little carnivorous plants (meat lovers) and I am a triathlon enthusiast supporting the best and sexiest sports club of the world: the Triathlon department of the FC St. Pauli. In addition to that, I’ve been a huge fan of audiobooks since my early childhood – which will play a role throughout this project later on. You’ll find more about it in the category “Amnesty” on this website.