"1 bike, 1 kitten and a whole world to explore!"
That is what this Scottish traveller’s Instagram post says. He is on a world tour on his bike, and has a cat with him.
On September 1, he left his home in Dunbar to cycle around the world. After three months, while he was travelling to Bosnia-Montenegro border, he found a kitten who has since become his new travelling partner.
An Instagram post asking people to support with funding for his cat’s trip further tells the story. It says that the feisty and loving personality of the cat gave him a fitting name, 'Nala'. At 7 weeks old she was chipped, de-wormed and given a rabies shot. From then on it was set - Nala became his new travel companion and he started riding up front with the world ahead of her.
He adds:Through Montenegro we explored abandoned villas and hidden beaches, with Nala on my shoulder through the good and the bad. Across the border into Albania Christmas soon came and we made our home in the Himara hostel brewing Raki and exploring what Albania had to offer. 27 days later the weather improved, and it was time to move on into Greece. Nala and I want to continue travelling the world on our bike. Please donate what you can to help Nala continue travelling the world and bring her home safely to the UK, thank you!
However, his trip has not been easy. He has faced a lot of difficulties for carrying Nala where ever he goes. One of his post from Athens, Greece in February shows his love for Nala as well as his determination to carry her, come what may.
The man best known as a cyclist on a world tour, carrying his cat on his shoulder has also inked himself with the paw of his cat. A video that the Instagrammers are going crazy about shows Nala sleeping while the man is cycling his way