It was a pleasure to welcome 18-year-old former student Charlie Condell home yesterday, as he completed a journey that made him the youngest Brit to travel around the world solo and unassisted by bicycle.
Charlie smashed the British record, taking the title from Tom Davies who was 19 at the time of his completion.
Charlie travelled a total of 18,000 miles (30,000km) and 20 countries in just nine months after setting off in July 2018. Europe, Asia and Australia are just some of the incredible continents he visited during his trip.
Charlie completed the last leg of his journey yesterday, in which he cycled a familiar route back up to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Here, he was met by a crowd of cheering family, friends, supporters and the media.
After a very successful hour of interviews and photographs with news outlets such as the BBC, Bristol 24/7 and local TV stations, Charlie cycled back to Clifton College. It was here that Charlie and his family were interviewed live for ITV West Country News in front of the Chapel. (You can watch the footage here).
Many of Charlie's former teachers and fellow students then came over to welcome him home, along with a congratulatory handshake from the Head of College, Dr Tim Greene.
We are exceptionally proud of Charlie's inspirational achievement and we wish him all the best with his future adventures.