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    Weʼve raised £2,970 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
    Funded on Saturday, 1st December 2018

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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  5 months ago
      Gerry Hackett

      Gerry Hackett

      5 months 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  5 months ago
      Gerry Hackett

      Gerry Hackett

      5 months 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  5 months ago
      Gerry Hackett

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      5 months ago

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    40

    • Simon Loughe

      Simon Loughe

      Nov 14, 2018

      Good luck, Gerry, all the best from Suffolk!

      £100.00

    • Clark

      Clark

      Aug 19, 2018

      Sorry I couldn't be part of what sounds like an epic adventure

      £500.00

    • 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

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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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