Flying visit to Belfast from the biker who has gone round world
The young man poised to capture a new world record as the youngest to circumnavigate the globe by motorcycle has paid a flying visit to Belfast.
Rhys Lawrey, who was born in the UK but brought up in New Zealand (24), set off from London 15 months ago on the incredible journey on board his Triumph motorbike.
Riding more than 56,000 miles through 70 countries, he has survived a collision with a car in China, food poisoning in Kazakhstan, extreme bureaucracy and terrible roads in Turkmenistan and even a night sleeping on his bike in Mexico.
He arrived in Dublin yesterday and rode to Belfast where he was met by a welcoming party of fellow bikers at City Hall including former racing champion Phillip McCallen.
Rhys enjoyed a tour of Titanic Quarter before boarding the ferry to Scotland and the trip's final leg from Edinburgh to London.