Ben Around the World Diary – 29th May 2018

Ben Around the World Diary – 29th May 2018

  • ODO 1324km
  • Location A forest outside of Edling, Germany
  • Weather 18-27℃ mostly overcast alto stratus
  • Feelings After a slow morning I ended the day on the highest point of the trip.

I was slow going in the morning, being woken by a dog walker who had a massive attack dog but believed it wouldn’t harm a fly. I could see from it’s eyes that it would have gone right for me if it wan’t on a lead. And even that barely stopped it. I’ve got a growing hatred of dogs and trucks since my main job each day has been to ride my bike.

On the hills just down from my campsite I met Marina. A Dutch graduate who was cycling from her home to Lake Gada in Italy over 2 months. She was in good spirits and those rubbed off on me for the rest of the day.

Somehow I got into a real zone pedalling and, with Munich approaching I had to make the decision to stop there or power on to the countryside on the other side. Because of the flatness I was feeling great and averaging a great pace as well. By 4pm I had reached 100km, usually I get to that point closer to 7pm. As the roads kept rolling on past my mood got higher and higher. I was almost disappointed to have to stop.

I pulled into a forest clearing just before sunset, my GPS is reading 172.2km. By the time I finished food, washing and putting the tent up it was dark.

I’m interested to see how achy I feel tomorrow!


Ben Bowler is the Co-Founder of Chew, the live streaming community that connects a new generation of DJs, producers and personalities. Having built his career in music and media companies AEI Media and Vice, he noticed young fans today are no longer passive consumers but content creators as well. Launching Chew in January 2015 the community has exploded internationally in the first year and Ben has received press and industry notice, being awarded the IMS Visionaries award last year. Ben continues to build and expand Chew internationally throughout 2016.
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