I bumped into Vladimir Yarets (Russian) in Cape Town 2010.
Being both 'deaf and mute', he was on his record RTW trip
with his motorbike.
Interesting sites to check:
The London to Cape Town world record by car was set in 1963
in a Ford Cortina. It took 13 days, 8hrs.
This world record stood for 50 years.
- Old world wandering.facebook
He cycled for 4 years round the world.
Robert Knol (Dutch) Cycled from Cairo to Cape Town in
a world record 71 days.