FUNDRAISING & DONATIONS
Initially, fundraising for charity wasn't part of my plan when I decided to do this trip. I wanted to do it for my own personal reasons; travel the world in a cost effective, eco-friendly way but to especially to break away from the mould of how society assumes how your life should play out. I felt there must be other ways to live, so what a better way to find out than to explore the world & live within simple means on a bicycle. I also thought the added pressure of fundraising would make an already challenging journey more intangible.
Despite this, I always intended to leave the door open to working with a charity & decided I would revisit the idea whilst on the road & once I could give it more of my attention & energy.
Having now passed the half way point on my bike journey from London to Cape Town, I have personally felt the benefits of cycling to your fitness & mental health, as well as, witnessing first hand the benefits charities can bring to people. From my time in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia & Kenya, I've also seen how powerful & useful the simple bicycle can be to people living in the developing world. Therefore, I've decided to work with 2 UK based charities that aim to utilise bikes to help change the lives of those who need it most.
Read more & donate to help me achieve this goal below.