The life cycle is about taking a year out of my life to have an adventure around our planet by bicycle, and by doing so raising money for young people for whom illness prevents such opportunity.
I leave London on 4th August 2014 to ride West across England, Wales and Ireland before crossing the American continent from Boston to San Francisco, and on to Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and all the way back home to the UK to see my mum. This is at least, the plan.
Pete and I will begin this trip together and others may join along the way. The route is unplanned. We will be sleeping rough to keep down costs, travelling light so we can move quickly and push on into prevailing headwinds. We will undoubtedly be relying on the support of strangers to keep us motivated and moving forward each day.
If we succeed or fail this will be a life changing experience. There is no doubt. I have been extremely privileged in the opportunities life has brought me and this trip will stand as one of the greatest. Due to the cards that life deals us many young people do not have opportunity to chase down a goal like this and may never have. Seven young people each day are diagnosed with a life changing and potentially fatal cancer in the UK. Being too ill too young, facing hospital, drugs and the reality of life and death at such a young age is a level of courage that will eternally surpass the most daring of adventures. It is for these 7 young people each day that I will be raising money and help build awareness for this excellent charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Please sponsor me on this journey in support of the bravest young people for whom our support is critical.
Follow our progress at www.thelifecycle.org
Thank you for your support.