On the 1st of April 2019, I will set off on my biggest adventure to date: embarking on an 18,000 mile (+) solo and unsupported cycle challenge around the world.
Why? My passion for cycling and travel has led me to this journey - forever dreaming of the epic adventure. I am finally ready for the challenge more than ever and cannot wait to see the world.
My message is based on the grounds of 'being you' - whatever your heart dictates - go for it! Whatever the outcome, no matter what others say... do the things you want to do. Become the person you want to become. I believe we can be our own worst enemies sometimes, I have always been an over-thinker! This is me... and this is my adventure!
'Go Be You!'
A dual purpose is served in combing my passion for adventure with fundraising for the charity ‘Mind’. My journey will support a worthy cause and promote the benefits of cycling as a means of bridging the gap between a healthy mind and body. Current research recognises the interdependent nature of these two key elements as being essential to overall good health.
I came across the charity 'Mind' and its 'Get Set to Go' programme when writing my dissertation on how exercise benefits the mind. This programme encourages people to find a physical activity which they enjoy (and are thereby more likely to maintain) in order to support themselves socially, mentally and physically. It originally started in 2015 and is still achieving fantastic results across the country. Consequently, I hope to support this programme by helping to spread this vital message.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I hope you feel as passionate as I do about making a difference. Please support and share my epic adventure and its message!
- 'Get set to go Programme': https://www.mind.org.uk/media/4927020/mind-interim-report-vfinal.pdf
Gotta go chase a dream...