Ultimate Ride: Jetski from London to New Zealand

275x250.jpgA Kiwi adventurer has set off on a record-breaking four month and 31,000 km jetski journey from London to New Zealand.

Jeremy Burfoot says he will ride for up to 12 hours per day during the trip - and he knows you will probably think he is an idiot for doing it.

The 51-year-old airline pilot says he and pals came up with the idea after trying to think of ways to better his previous feat of circumnavigating New Zealand on a jetski.

Burfoot will be joined on his journey - which he's spent three years planning -  by four other adventurers also riding jetskis adapted to hold 250 litres of fuel.

When his mate first suggested the mega-journey Burfoot said his first response was to ask, "What kind of a fool would do that?" -- he's currently straddling his jetski somewhere in Europe.
The route will see them riding the rivers of the Rhine and Danube and out to the Black Sea before heading to Turkey, Egypt via the Suez Canal and the Red Sea before travelling to Singapore.

At that point they will have broken the previous jetski journey record of 18,400km, but they won't stop there.

They then go around Indonesia before hopping to the top of Australia, across the Tasman to Wellington before finally ending up in Auckland, hopefully at the end of November.

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