At the age of 24, Alastair Humphreys set off to try to cycle round the world. By the time he arrived back home, four years later, he had ridden 46,000 miles across five continents on a tiny budget of just Â£7,000. THUNDER AND SUNSHINE is the sequel to the best-selling Moods of Future Joys. Here Humphreys sails from Africa to South America, where he rides from the southern tip of Patagonia to northern Alaska. Crossing the Pacific, he cycles into a Siberian winter, carries on through Japan, China and nearing the end of his journey at last, across Asia and Europe towards his home in Yorkshire.