24 hour non-stop cycling journey
through the high peaks of Gran Canaria
Every adventurous journey I take is made out of certain elements; time, distance, start- and endpoint, route and transport. To make a journey more interesting it’s an idea to play with these elements. For my next journey I play with the element of time. What happens when I cycle for 24 hours, with no real route, distance or pace?
On the 31st of January 2018 the night was lit by a full moon. Perfect for the journey around Gran Canaria. I will cycle for 24 consecutive hours, only stopping to rest or eat a little. With a little help from Pop On Bike I start the journey at 11AM. Every hour has been documented by one picture and 24 words.
A few days earlier a storm hit the Canarian Islands, leaving the highest peaks white from snowfall on this “tropical” island. Heavy rains and winds were blowing in the lower area’s, would it be an idea to postpone the journey? No. As Jimmy Nelson once told: “bad weather makes good pictures”. Here is the story of the 24 hour journey.
Below the pictures are the 24 word sentences.