ITV: North-East man becomes youngest to ride solo around the world

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Kane Avellano, 23, who hails from South Shields in Tyne & Wear, has been officially declared the youngest person to circumnavigate the world solo by motorcycle, according to the Guinness World Records.

His name will appear in the latest version, to be released at the end of this month.

Kane travelled over 32,000 miles, through more than 35 different countries and across six continents, in under eight months on his Triumph Bonneville.

As part of the adventure, he raised funds for UNICEF, the world’s leading charity organisation working for children in danger.

The youngest person to complete the challenge alone, Kane faced many dangerous situations, including torrential monsoons in India, blistering desert rides in Australia, powerful storms in South America and freezing weather in Europe.

Kane rode without any support vehicles.

Every moment has been worth it. I faced each challenge with excitement, not knowing how I would overcome it or who would help me!’

This will be the first motorcycle circumnavigation to be verified by Guinness in 14 years.

These eight months were the most exciting in my life. I had the chance to discover what the world really has to offer, to meet many different people along the way and explore their cultures, religions and behaviours, while having an incredible time.


Kane is now looking ahead to the next adventure, which he hopes will involve flying and make him the first person to circumnavigate the world by land and air (solo).

To find out more about Kane's adventure click here

Fo more information on his UNICEF fundraising click here

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