Quest 79 is a project to encourage you to connect with your passion, bring friends and people together and help others at the same time by raising money for a good cause - the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA).
I love journeys and the great outdoors and have always wanted to cycle around the world, so my personal Quest 79 is to cycle a minimum of 7,900km around the world, involving a significant long bike journey on each continent. I will journey with friends, live simply and basically, camping and going lightweight, carrying all our own equipment. Next up for 2017 is 'The Express Way': 3000km from Canada to Mexico. See more at www.karendarke.com and the Quest 79 links there.
I invite you to take on your very own Quest 79. Invent your own challenge, or take part in one of our challenges in connection with the SIA. It doesn’t matter how small or large it may seem, as long as it feels exciting, challenging and something that takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone. You may need a few drops of courage to face some fear and get started, but I am sure your journey will be special and that seemingly magical things will unfold. It could be any journey that inspires you, or it could be connected to the number 79. For example, choose an activity to travel 79m, 79km, 790km or whatever you choose to stretch yourself and have fun with friends.
If you can raise some funds through your challenge, it would be great if you could add them here. Collectively I hope we can make the fundraising target of £79,000.
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