Alastair Humphreys is a British adventurer, author and blogger, and known to many as the Microadventures guy. He spent over 4 years cycling round the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and 5 continents.
More recently Alastair has walked across southern India, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, run 6 marathons through the Sahara desert, completed a crossing of Iceland, and participated in an expedition in the Arctic, close to the magnetic North Pole. He has trekked 1,000 miles across the Empty Quarter desert and 120 miles round the M25, which turned out to be one of his pioneering microadventures. An advocate of ‘adventures in your backyard’, his 2011 Year of Microadventure earned him a nomination for National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, 2012. Humphreys pioneered the 'Microadventure' concept and coined the term, which has since gained him a global following.