We cycled the Silk Road from May to September 2016 becoming two of the youngest people to ever complete it. Fewer people have cycled it that have climbed Everest.
The Ride.The Silk Road from Beijing to Tehran is considered to be the longest, hardest, hottest and coldest route in the world as well as historically highly significant. We are cycled it (semi-supported) in 4 months covering over 10,000km, passing through 9 countries, climbing to over 4,600m altitude, and with temperatures ranging from -10°C to 45°C it was a test at all extremities.
We will aim to be two of the youngest people to ever complete it, all in aid of A Child Unheard (ACU). 100% of all funds donated will go directly to the charity and not to the funding of the challenge.
The Charity. Having spent September 2015 in Ayenyah, Ghana aiding the orphanage community, we got to know the orphans personally and now feel it all the more vital to support them (many of whom are intelligent and talented but have few opportunities to succeed). Donations will be used by ACU to provide teaching, counselling, meals, learning materials, sporting and technological equipment like computers and IT lessons, as well as vocational training for young adults.
Your donation. The Charity is composed of a very small team
in the UK, none of whom take a salary. Every penny of the money you donate will go straight to the charity and its ground roots work in Africa, and ACU do their best to be cost efficient, for example £600 can pay a teachers salary for a year. We hope that for every kilometer we will each pedal, you will help to support and change these children’s lives.
Further information can be found on our website, beijingtotehran.com, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org