80-year-old Mike Howitt is planning the 6000 mile trip to raise money for the hospice which cared for his wife before she died.
He will leave next month, and says he is not afraid of a bit of danger
Mike is a seasoned international hitch hiker and has already visited many of the 23 countries which he plans to pass through. When he did National Service he covered 12,000 miles, and has already hitch hiked around the coast of South Africa from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, and in Israel around the Sea of Galilee.
He decided to use this trip to raise funds for Loros (The Leicestershire and Rutland Organisation for the Relief of Suffering), which cared for his beloved wife Diana in her final hours.