Rob Abernethy’s Cycle Across Nepal

On 1 January, Rob Abernethy started his epic 2,200km journey cycling unsupported across Nepal.

The former Gurkha officer is pedalling across the country to raise £100,000 to rebuild a school in rural Nepal and give children a safe space to learn.

While the rest of us were sleeping off our Christmas dinners, Rob departed the UK for India on 29 December. He began his challenge in Darjeeling on New Years Day. From there he will cycle west across Nepal, before eventually finishing the other side in Landsdowne, India.

Finishing in Landsdowne is an important part of the trip for the former Gurkha:

“My great cousin (William Kenny) was an officer in the Garwhal Rifles (Indian Army) and won a Victoria Cross on the NW Frontier in 1920 – there is a wonderful painting of him in the Officers Mess of the Garwhal Rifles in Lansdowne, my final destination. He and his exploits were a significant driver in my decision to join the British Army.”

Track Rob’s cycle across Nepal

For live tracking, visit Rob’s website.

Help Rob hit his £100k target

If you’d like to make a donation to help Rob hit his target of 100,000 to build a school in Nepal, visit his JustGiving page.

Rob’s cycle across Nepal in pictures

See below for live updates from Rob’s Instagram feed.











1 January

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With my new friend the immigration officer. Apparently first person through Kakarbhitta immigration in 2020.

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