Coronavirus – Day 182/183 – 15 March 2020

– ODO-22787-22850km
– Location- London, United Kingdom

After a morning cycling as normal in the extreme Indonesia heat, my plans changed drastically. I spoke to my partner Naomi back in England and realised that the Coronavirus situation was becoming grave. I’d been watching it closely since January when I flew back to Bangkok and cycled through effected Malaysia and Singapore, but at each point, travel wasn’t restricted and life was continuing mostly as normal, with a few more masks and temperature checks.

This weekend, things changed, with the US banning travel and other countries following suit, closing borders and implementing lockdown.

I decided I needed to be back in England before I was stuck in an Indonesian town.

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Hi, my name is Ben and I’m a startup founder and adventurer. Highlights of my career include building three startups from zero to exit (, StreamOn and working on Aux) and cycling – halfway – around the world in 2018. Subscribe for updates, blog posts and videos on my startup life and adventure travels.
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