We started our cycle in August 2016 with the rough plan of getting to New Zealand and a rough idea of a route. We'll be cycling about 12,000 miles through all kinds of terrains, climates, altitudes and cultures.
We're doing this mainly because we want to see more of the world and meet more of the people of the world, beyond the tourist traps of big cities and seaside resorts. Cycling allows us to do this, and on a budget!
We would also love to raise some money for those in the world who are in far greater need of it than we are. Tearfund are a Christian charity who work in lots of countries doing whatever it takes to end poverty and rebuild poor communities. They also help in the event of disasters, be them natural or man-made. The aid they provide for disasters is specifically what your money will be going towards.
For every wonderful experience we have on the road, we have many unpleasant ones. We're living a pretty rough and uncomfortable existence most of the time. It would give us massive encouragement as we slog it up another hill and cower another night away in our tent if we knew that somewhere, someone (apart from us!) is benefitting from it, through your generosity. It's all the motivation we need!