- India Kuwait News and updates


From India to London via 35 countries, Fayis reach Kuwait on bicycle

IIK Staff Reporter Monday, December 26, 2022
From India to London via 35 countries, Fayis reach Kuwait on bicycle

One man, one bicycle, two continents, 35 countries, over 30,000 kilometers, Fayis, on his mission from India to London on a bicycle, reaches Kuwait Saturday, 24th December. Mr Fayis Asraf Ali from Kerala started his historic journey on his bicycle, touching 1000 destinations across 35 countries, on 15th August from the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. Crossing Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra, Fayis took a flight from Mumbai to Oman with his bicycle to continue his onward journey. From Oman, he started pedalling his bicycle to cover all emirates except Al in the UAE, then to Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi to reach Kuwait.

"My aim is to spread the message of Zero carbon emission, drug-free campus and to promote peace, healthy heart and fitness," Mr Fayis told at Salmiya Marina crescent. This is his second such trip on a bicycle. Earlier in the year 2019, Fayis completed a successful trip from Kerala to Singapore via Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. The response he received was overwhelming, which made him start his second trip to London.

Fayis, after completing his engineering, was working in Saudi as a network engineer. Due to his father's illness, he was forced to quit his well-paying job to look after his father's health. "That was one of the toughest times in my life, where I spent almost all of my earnings for my father's treatment," Fayis said. That made him realise that money is not everything in life. It was a tough time for Fayis, and he wanted to do something different to achieve recognition in his life. As he was suffering from thyroid and after watching his father's deteriorating health, he started cycling as an exercise. This later made him think about cycling for a long ride. Fayis started to ride a bicycle to Mangalore from his home town in Calicut, which gave him the confidence to make a longer trip.

India to London in bicycle

"My wife is my greatest support for this trip. She is handling all the back-end jobs from India," Fayis said. His wife Dr Asmin Fayis is an Assistant professor at Coorg Institute of Dental Science in Karnataka. The couple have two children.

"So far, the trip is all smooth. Often faced some difficulties in the Visa process. The weather in this region is also a little difficult but manageable," Fayis told. He carries minimal luggage to make the journey comfortable. All luggage is tied to his cycle. The total luggage is around 30 kg, and the cycle weighs around 20 kg. So the total weight is around 50 kg, which gives him good ground support.

India to London in bicycle

"Before starting my journey, I had approached all government agencies, including the Ministry of External Affairs, for support. I also met Minister Shri V Muraleedharan before starting my trip. However, I am still facing many difficulties in Visa formalities and other procedures to cross each country," Fayis said.

India to London in bicycle

In Saudi, Fayis received very good support even from the local government. The Saudi police accompanied him and gave him road protection throughout his journey in Saudi. Crossing of Kuwait border also was a comfortable experience. The Kuwaiti officers at the border were very supportive, Fayis said. During his trip, Fayis also visited many schools and gave his message of healthy life and drug-free campus. Nothing is impossible if you work hard to achieve it, from city to city, in unknown countries and territories, Fayis proves that your aim is what drives you forward.

📣 is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@IIK_News) and stay updated with the latest headlines

Read this article online at

Express your comment on this article

Monday, January 9, 2023
TERI TO.....

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Be careful Kuwaitis, another malyali looking to enter kuwait and this time through bicycle channel direct entry...

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Saturday (24/12/2022) I Saw him near old Lulu , fahaheel.
But at the time u didnt aware of him.
otherwise i would take picture with him.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Good luck..Fayiz and hope your positive message will motivate all of us

Monday, December 26, 2022
All the of luck

Monday, December 26, 2022
Great Journey ... All the best

Monday, December 26, 2022
Great works,
Motorists, pls consider for minimum use of Cars respect the cycle using persons and set an example, and smokers consider other people nearby when smoking.

Monday, December 26, 2022

Monday, December 26, 2022
All the best dear friend....

Monday, December 26, 2022
All the best for your entire journey.
People will be definitely motivated by your action and message.

Submit your comments...
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

Community News


The flyer launch of "MAMANGAM-MALAPPURAM 2K24 ” Mega cultural art programme of Malappuram District Association of Kuwait (M...

Kala(Art) Kuwait to Celebrated “Onam-Eid 2023”

'Kala(Art) Kuwait' organized a friendship gathering celebrating the festival of Kerala ‘Onam’, a symbol of prosperity and ...

Kuwait KMCC Kannur unit elected new committee

Kuwait KMCC Kannur Constituency unit held their general body meeting at Abbasia Imperial Auditorium and elected new commit...

InnoEx2023 Science Exhibition & Interschool Competition this Friday

Tamilnadu Engineers Forum (TEF) Kuwait along with Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School (FAIPS-DPS), Ahmadi, Kuwait ann...

Indian Arts Federation (IAF) Kuwait celebrated  Onam festival

The Indian Arts Federation kuwait (IAF) celebrated Onam in a colorful and festive manner this year. The festivities took pla...

go top