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Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund the Queen's Aldabra Expedition to recover tons of waste plastic from the world heritage site of Aldabra Atoll.

Aldabra - Unesco World Heritage Site
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Cycling for Queen's Aldabra Expedition

A team of scientists from Oxford are chartering a ship to clear Aldabra of tonnes of accumulated plastic waste. The waste will be sorted and analysed to understand the nature and scale of the issue for the area, and to examine recycling solutions. Sir Tim Smit, Founder of the Eden Project, launched the fund raising operation this month at the Royal Society in London. Aldabra is the largest uninhabited coral atoll in the world, and yet our plastic waste is clogging its environment and killing its wildlife - Aldabra has the largest population (100,000) of giant tortoises in the world. Saving the environment of Aldabra is important for all of us.

We are a team of 3 cyclists from the Queen's College, Oxford's golden age of sporting and academic excellence in the late 1970's - Gerry Hackett, Dr Ivor Timmis and Prof. Chris Stephens. We are cycling over 1000 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats to raise money for good causes. The record for the journey from Lands End to John O'Groats is an amazing 41 hours and 4 minutes. In order to ensure that this record is under no threat, we have employed the services of a 70 year old pacemaker, Dr David Henderson, who will set a cracking 16 day pace beginning on the 6th July 2018. David brings our combined age to a healthy 250 years. Please give generously - we may not make it !

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  • Gerry Hackett  23 days ago
    Gerry Hackett

    Gerry Hackett

    23 days ago

    Many many thanks to all who donated to the Aldabra cause, it is much appreciated. I am keeping the Just Giving page open until expedition sets sail next year, so please donate whatever you can.

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  • Gerry Hackett  23 days ago
    Gerry Hackett

    Gerry Hackett

    23 days ago

    Well, we made it to John o'Groats. Set off from Lands End on the 5th July and arrived on 21st via Newquay, Holsworthy, Taunton, Almondsbury, Ludlow, Tattenhall, Clayton, Kendal, Langholm, Penicuik, Dunning, Braemar, Nairn, Tain and Bettyhill. Cycling for around 8-10 hours per day, it was very hot, very hilly and very tiring, but a wonderful experience through places I had never seen in England, Wales and Scotland. England soared and crashed out of World Cup; Djokovic and Kerber won Wimbledon and Molinari won the Open as we travelled.

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  • Gerry Hackett  23 days ago
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Page last updated on: 8/10/2018 5:36 AM

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38

  • Jeffrey Johnson

    Jeffrey Johnson

    Aug 10, 2018

    Well done Gerry & co. Great achievement

    £50.00

  • Jon Davies

    Jon Davies

    Aug 2, 2018

    Well done Gerry and team a great achievement

    £20.00

  • Michael Fryer

    Michael Fryer

    Jul 30, 2018

    Well done Gerry!

    £50.00

  • Mark Nott

    Mark Nott

    Jul 30, 2018

    Good work boys!Some hard yards to help a great cause.

    £50.00

  • Pierre Hall

    Pierre Hall

    Jul 27, 2018

    Good effort Gerry! Might need to get some tips before I attempt this ride....

    £30.00

  • Chris Farrell

    Chris Farrell

    Jul 27, 2018

    Great Job Gerry

    £50.00

  • John Kennedy

    John Kennedy

    Jul 27, 2018

    Well done Gerry !!!

    £100.00

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Gerry Hackett

Gerry Hackett

Aldabra - Unesco World Heritage Site

Business consultant who created Europe's largest computer recovery company - RDC (now part of Arrow Group).

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