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London-to-Lagos Biker, Kunle Adeyanju Plans New Trip

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Nigerian adventurer and London-to-Lagos biker, Kunle Adeyanju has noted he would be riding on his next adventure
from Lagos to Israel, and, Israel to Tibet.

Adeyanju, in an exclusive interview with Arise TV last week Tuesday, revealed his destination this time would be Mt Everest, adding that he wished to accomplish the journey by early 2024.

The rider had spent 41 days riding on a bike he named; “Eagle” from London on April 19 and arrived in Lagos on May 29. He covered about 13,000 km through 11 countries during his expedition.

The biker also revealed the journey was a campaign against polio and dedication to his close friend who died of the disease two years ago.

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He also asserted that he would auction his Eagle bike which he wished could be in a museum for people to see in years to come.

It’s going to be disrespectful for me to ride Eagle just as a street bike because he’s done that very big and great thing. It was a team work between me and Eagle. So, I’m going to be auctioning Eagle and I hope whoever ends up buying Eagle is going to put it in a museum where people can see. The generation cannot only hear the story but let them see,” he said.

He shared an emotional story of how he spoke to Eagle during his difficult moments of the adventure, and it communicated back to him.

He said;
You know during the course of the trip, the bike became my friend, my closest companion. I spoke to him and discovered that machines also have soul. We may think they are just metals but they have soul because I spoke to Eagle a lot on the trip and the bike did respond back to me. We communicated.”

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On his next adventure, Adeyanju explained he would like to experience Tibet and Everest which are the highest plane and point respectively in the world.

Adeyanju said:
I’m going to buy another bike and do another adventure. My next adventure is going to be riding from Lagos to Israel, just passing through Israel then to Tibet.

“Then, I actually want to ride on Tibetan plane because that is the highest plateau you have in the world. They say God lives in Tibet because of the highest purity. I want to experience that purity.

My destination is Everest. I’m going to drop my bike at Everest base camp and try to climb Everest. That’s what I’m doing to do with myself in the next two years.”

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Tibet is on the Tibetan plateau with an average point of 4,830 metres located on the northern side of the Himalayas. It is to the north of India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar. It is nicknamed “Roof of the World.”

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