Yasuyuki Ozeki had a dream – to cycle from Japan to Ireland, alone, through the Eurasian continent. He was acutely aware of and fascinated by the gap that lay in between these two countries. The only way he would ever be able to understand that gap was to ‘kick down the distance’ by bike. But his dream grew to more than he could ever have imagined. And after an interview on The Gerry Ryan Show everybody wanted to be part of that dream. Large companies from the Japanese tyre manufacturer Bridgestone to the multinational giant Guinness backed him while people throughout every country encouraged and befriended him. The journey was at times gruelling and dangerous, while at others uplifting and wonderous. He arrived at the Guinness Hopstore five months and 12,935.2 km later.