Year in Review – Ben Bowler in 2018

Year in Review – Ben Bowler in 2018

This year started back in my little flat in south London. 10 years since my first dream of traveling around the world by bike it seemed like that dream might just be possible.

A lot of planning and work began to pay off in May when I…

Left to Cycling Around the World

Against all odds I made it to the start line…

…and traveled over 7000km and 15 countries with just:

  • 4 punctures
  • 2 sets of brake pads
  • 1 pair or tyres
  • 3 bouts of food poising

Reaching and staying in Bulgaria…

… and Istanbul…

…and made some great new friends chatting to them on my new podcast

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This year also signalled something new in business when I…

Got Back into Music Tech

…starting my new business SendMusic with friends Kemal and Pal. Over the last 7 months I’ve spent hundreds of hours in co-working spaces around the world launching the first version at

I also reached new milestones…


…when I logged 50 paraglider fights this year in December. That’s still early days but I’m enjoying the air more and more with each flight.

Along the way I flew in Menorca…

…and Bulgaria…

with a whole load more videos to come in the new year.

What’s Next in 2019

The next year has even more in store as I continue to explore Asia, share my written and video diaries with you along the way. From my first anxiety filled months I feel more at home on the road that I ever thought was possible.

Thank you for all your kind messages, notes, cards and support that have made me feel loved wherever I am.

See you all down the road.

Ben x


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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