A 21-year-old man has just become the first person to travel around the world on a unicycle – and he has raised thousands of dollars for charity in the process.
Over the course of the last 40 months, Ed Pratt has unicycled over 21,000 miles (33,000 kilometers).
His journey has raised over $393,000 (£300,000) for the School in a Bag charity, which provides school supplies and educational equipment to disadvantaged children around the world. The nonprofit’s CEO says that the money will benefit roughly 15,000 needy kids.
The young man set out from his home in Somerset, England in 2015 as a means of finding something meaningful to do after finishing with school. His trip ended up taking 16 months longer than he expected due to rough weather conditions.
The teen’s route took him east across Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia before he crossed over to the USA and ended in England.
Last week, he crossed a finish line that had been set up near the School in a Bag’s office.
“He left school in search of a challenge and adventure,” his parents told the BBC. “Anyone who has followed his journey around the world will know that he has created just that.”
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