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Robert's Saving our Oceans

Hand-Cycling 2,500 Miles Coastline of the UK for Sea Shepherd UK because I want to save our Oceans

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My challenge is to hand-cycle the coastline of England 2,500 miles over a period of 27 days. Starting on 2nd July 2017 and finishing on 28th July 2017. My challenge will be one of the toughest ever undertaken by a disabled hand-cyclist here in the UK.

I aim is to raise awareness to the problems facing our oceans. If our oceans die we die. Our oceans are in trouble with plastic, oil and chemical pollution, over fishing and neglect are just a few of the problems we face. All fish and mammals that live in our oceans are in peril and need our help.

We need to protect our ocean world, all marine life is in danger of extinction or destruction, We need to address all issues that affect our oceans, from dolphins, sharks, whales, sea turtles, seals, invasive species, pollution, climate change, ocean warming etc. This is a vast subject but so important for our marine life and for us, if the balance is tipped much further our oceans will die, without a healthy ocean we risk our own extinction. We must protect our oceans for our children.

Along the way i will be gathering 100,000 signatures from the public and schools in support of saving our oceans. I will be asking the UK government for more education in our schools on Climate change and saving our oceans and beaches around the UK from pollution. I will hand this petition into number 10 Downing Street on Friday 28th July 2017.

But importantly this serves as a reminder as to why I am doing this challenge. The coastline around the UK is a vital part of the coastal ecosystem.

There’s is no doubt that this challenge carries a degree of risk (Busy roads, pot holes, punchers, and equipment failure etc.) All the risks have been calculated and I am training very hard to best prepare myself for all eventualities. I am use to pushing myself to the limit. The weather in July should be generally good, though it can be changeable especially in Cornwall and Carlisle where there is an increased chance of rain and strong winds. The prevailing wind direction will have more of an impact on the cycling than the rain.

I have hand-cycled 24-hour non-stop endurance cycle race, Hand cycled from Scotland to London over 600 miles in five days, supported many charities in various hand-cycling events. Each time pushing the boundaries of what I can achieve.

For further info on saving our oceans follow the link below
http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/oceans_and_coasts/

Please partner with me by making a small donation to help me complete this challenge. Every donation is greatly appreciated.






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