Dean Nicholson set off from his hometown of Dunbar, Scotland, in September 2018 to cycle around the globe. While cycling through the mountains south of Bosnia, he came across a scrawny grey-and-white kitten that had been scampering along the road, trying to keep up with his bike. This was the start of an unusual friendship, as the newly named Nala joined Dean on his travels.
Dean's video of his first meeting with Nala was featured on the Dodo and international news media and has now been viewed over twenty million times. They continue to document their adventures together on Instagram as @1bike1world for their hundreds of thousands of followers all around the world.