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Rhys Lawrey reaches capital city number 40

Just 12 more to go to reach the magic number of 52 capital cities consecutively visited by motorcycle

Rhys Lawrey has just reached Stockholm in Sweden, which is capital city number 40 out of 52. It’s part of his bid to set a new Guinness World Record for the most capital cities consecutively visited by motorcycle.

The 23-year old has already ridden his Triumph Tiger 800XC from London to Thailand, then across Australia and New Zealand, through North and South America and across Africa, before starting the final stage of his trip through Europe.  

Rhys’ next target is Oslo, a 530 km (330 mile) ride from Stockholm, during which he may only stop for fuel and borders, under the strict rules of the record attempt.

“It’s a full day’s ride into capital city number 41, Oslo,” says Rhys. “With the countdown to the end begun, only two weeks till I’m back on UK soil and just three weeks till the finish line, I am really starting to feel all the emotions!”

He is due to ride into London, his final destination, on 17th July.

Rhys is raising money for The Prince’s Trust, asking for a donation of just £6 per person (one pound for every continent he’s crossed). You can follow his progress and make a donation at

About the author: Dan Tye

Dan came up with the idea for Adventure 52 after meeting so many like-minded people who love all kinds of adventure activities. He started out as pilot in the RAF, has worked as a ski instructor and has spent the past 12 years as an editor and journalist for motorcycling, aviation and adventure magazines.

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