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£343raised of £1,000 target by 26 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to cycle 1000 miles for Norwich Farmshare!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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I am cycling over 1000 miles from Narbonne in the South of France back to Norwich via the French and Swiss Alps, Southern Germany and the Netherlands to raise money for Norwich Farmshare.

Norwich Farmshare is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project. Farmshare members get a weekly supply of local, seasonal and organic vegetables with additional options for fruit, eggs and honey. It's a veg box scheme with a difference, as members can help to grow the produce they enjoy. Farmshare does excellent and powerful work to reconnect people with where their food comes from and applies Permaculture principles which is really important in a time when so much natural fertility has been lost from our soils.

For five years Farmshare successfully grew produce on a farm in Postwick, just East of Norwich but had to leave this site last year after the landowner sold the plot. Since then, a feasibility study has been undertaken to identify a new farm site with optimal growing conditions and secure tenure, with produce for members being sourced from other local organic suppliers in the interim.

Farmshare is now ready to move onto their new site, which is an exciting location within the ring road on a large plot of unused City Council allotments which will bring organic growing to the heart of Norwich. Farmshare now needs to raise money in order to set up and get growing fantastic chemical free and organic fruit and vegetables once again so every pound will really help!

My target is to raise £1 for every mile cycled. The total route is somewhere between 1000 and 1500 miles, so £1000 would be a great target and I promise not to push up some of those steep alpine roads if it can be reached! I don't have, and will be traveling without a smartphone and will be wildcamping for most of the trip, using only paper maps to navigate.

All money raised will go directly to Norwich Farmshare and will not be used to subsidise my trip in any way.

Thank you!

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  • Owen Bushell

    Owen Bushell

    20 days ago

    Owen Bushell

    I spent the afternoon servicing my bike with the help of my good friend Joey, who kindly opened up the bicycle shop he works at to give my bicycle a thorough going over. List of jobs included: - New front pads and adjustment of the front V-Brakes. - Removal of the rear wheel to replace the rear caliper pads. - Removal of the cranks and bottom bracket to clean and regrease the eccentric bottom bracket shell, which tightens the chain. - Truing up the rear wheel to take out a minor wobble. Nearly there!

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  • Owen Bushell

    Owen Bushell

    20 days ago

    Owen Bushell

    Packing in progress...

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  • Owen Bushell

    Owen Bushell

    25 days ago

    Owen Bushell

    As I'm cycling without the use of a s martphone, and expect to have no internet access for a month, I'm going to be sending postcards back home to anyone who would like to receive one on the condition they take a photo of it and pop it on Facebook so everyone can keep track of where I am.

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2 months ago

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  • Francis Chalmers

    Francis Chalmers

    May 16, 2017

    Great adventure and a great cause--enjoy and best of luck!

    £10.00

  • Alan Jary

    Alan Jary

    May 12, 2017

    Good luck Bro. Bushell!

    £10.00

  • Owen Bushell

    Owen Bushell

    May 9, 2017

    Kind donation from Kira Haslam. Thank you very much!

    £10.00

  • Keith Ashford

    Keith Ashford

    May 7, 2017

    Admire what your doing. Good luck.

    £10.00

  • Mark Lewin

    Mark Lewin

    May 2, 2017

    As i promised a penny for every 10 miles. Good travels amigo :) xxx

    £12.00

  • Paul & Sarah

    Paul & Sarah

    May 2, 2017

    Have a great trip

    £25.00

  • Peter  Strike

    Peter Strike

    May 2, 2017

    Good luck Owen, dont get too saddle sore mate.....

    £10.00

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