Originally from London, Rob studied geography at Edinburgh University and did his teacher training at Oxford University before teaching geography in an Oxfordshire Secondary School for two years.
It was then, at the age of 27, that he set off on his 3-year Cycling Home From Siberia expedition in September 2004.
Upon completing Cycling Home From Siberia, Rob then lived in London for two and a half years, lecturing extensively, writing his first book (published by Hodder & Stoughton), and making a six-part TV series (with National Geographic Channel) about his bicycle expedition.
Rob married Christine in 2009, and together they are now based in Hong Kong, where Rob continues with his speaking, writing and adventure career, as well as working as a fundraiser for the charity Viva that works with children at risk around the world.
His most recent expedition, the 5,000 km Walking Home From Mongolia expedition (on foot through Mongolia and China to Hong Kong), was completed in mid 2012. A book and TV series about the expedition will be released in 2013.