Steve Fabes

A busted knee and a hitch-hike home

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Steve Fabes's fundraising, 19 April 2010

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I'm making something good out of a bad situation...

I left London three months ago to cycle across six continents. The adventure I had dreamed about would take me five years to complete. My ride across Europe was magnificent but when I got to Istanbul with a dodgy left knee I discovered that I could not yet complete my challenge. Unfortunately I need surgery on my knee. It will be small op but I will have to spend 3 months at home before I can return to Istanbul to continue my world ride. Thanks to a certain Icelandic volcano flying home does not seem like an option for at least a week so I have decided to hitch-hike back to the UK. I have made some signs (pictured above) and am ready for a new mini-adventure.

Although I am miffed that I cannot continue my ride just yet I am urging you to help me prove that everything happens for a reason. Please donate online here and help raise money for a fantastic charity.

To find out more about my bike ride visit my site and my blog

Many thanks


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When disaster strikes, Merlin's medical experts are there, doing whatever it takes to save lives. And when the cameras have moved on, we stay. Taking communities from emergency to recovery, we work together to revive health services in some of the world's toughest places.

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