Stephen Fabes is a British medical doctor, writer, speaker, photographer and adventure cyclist.
In February 2016 he returned from cycling the length of six continents: Europe, Africa, South America, Central and North America, Australia and Asia. The journey took six years, involved crossing 75 different countries and riding 86,209 km (53,568 miles) – a distance equivalent to more than twice the circumference of the earth, 25 times the Tour de France or 66 times the length of Great Britain. He shared the story of ‘Cycling The Six’ through his popular blog.
En route Stephen visited scores of remote medical clinics concerned with the treatment of different marginalised people: nomads, refugees, drug addicts, victims of violence, ex-prisoners, sex workers, slum dwellers, those suffering from mental illness, infectious and deforming disease.
He is also a freelance journalist and photographer with work published on the BBC, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, CNN, Geographical and scores of adventure travel publications, and he’s currently working on a book: part travelogue (crossing Asia by bicycle) and part investigation into how marginalisation impacts on health and disease. The book may not be out until 2018, but you can pre-pre order it here for free!