Friend-of-a-friend, Paul Smith, has been living and working in China for several years and recently decided to move back to the UK. But he hasn't bought a plane ticket... he's cycling home!
One of the reasons he's doing this is to raise funds for Parkinson's UK, the charity leading research into finding a cure for Parkinson's, a progressive neurological condition which affects about 127,000 people in the UK, including Paul's dad.
Paul has cycled over 12,000km so far and has just arrived in Kiev, Ukraine, after travelling through China, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia. He set off from SW China on 7 March and hopes to be home in SE England by the end of September.
You can follow Paul's adventures on two wheels via his blog, On The Road Again.
Please give what you can to Parkinsons UK, via Paul's JustGiving page.
* SONG OF THE DAY: Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound *