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The dotted line isn't my route. It would be a clever bit of cycling if it were, but it's the Antarctic circle. I cycled near the northern end of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Riding on the 7th continent

How many people can claim to have cycled on all seven continents? Not many, I'll warrant, but I can say confidently that I have made tracks in Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, Asia and Antarctica. Most were straightforward, but Antarctica was tricky. In December 2003 I travelled to the frozen continent and took with me a folding Specialized Globe bicycle. On the Antarctic Peninsula, the beach opposite the old Argentine station of Almirante Brown in Paradise Bay provided a perfect spot for a bit of riding among the penguins. See photos on next page.

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