Veyt begins long journey to Denali
Jelle Veyt is finally back on the road. COVID forced him to postpone his mission to Kilimanjaro, so he has changed his plans on the fly and is instead heading to Denali, the highest peak in North America.
On January 3, he was back on the bike and cycling south from his home in Dendermonde, Belgium. He has a 1,553 mile (2,500km) journey to Portugal ahead of him before he joins a team to row across the Atlantic.
Through December, he has been intensively training, alternating between rowing and cycling in shifts. This should prepare his body for a tough schedule; on the boat he will be rowing for two hours then resting, washing and eating during a two-hour break.
For now, he only needs to cycle. The early going has been very cold but enjoyable. He is taking back-country roads to admire the scenery and is already past Paris. He has three weeks to reach Portugal.