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Emily Jefferson

It is a long way.....

Fundraising for Oxfam

8 %
raised of £10,000 target
by 28 supporters
  • Team members: Emily Jefferson
  • Event: Biking from NZ to UK, 25 Sep 2010 to 20 Oct 2011


We work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.

Charity Registration No. 202918


I am biking for 1 year from NZ to the UK trying to raise money for Oxfam.

The section from Kathmandu to Lhasa takes me via Everest Base Camp and the wrong way up the longest downhill bike ride in the world!

Please sponsor me.



15th Oct: Fly to Sydney

16th Oct - 3rd Nov: Cycle from Sydney to Cairns

4th Nov: Fly from Cairns to Darwin

5th Nov-10th Nov: Darwin cycling round

11th Nov: Fly from Darwin to Alice Springs

12th Nov-17th Nov: Alice Springs cycling round

18th Nov: Fly from Alice Springs to Melbourne

19th Nov - 8th Dec: Cycle from Melbourne to Sydney

9th Dec: Fly from Sydney to Christchurch

10th Dec - 17th Jan: Cycle from one end of New Zealand to the other

18th Jan - 19th Jan: Fly from Auckland to India – Kerala

20th Jan - 15th Mar: Cycle up through India and into Nepal

15th Mar -15th Apr: Cycle through Nepal to Tibet and to Lhasa

15th Apr - 20th Apr: Train to the start of Great Wall of China (Jiayuguan) from Lhasa

20th Apr – 1st Jun: Cycle from Jiayuguan along side the Great Wall of China to Beijing

1st Jun - 15th Jul: Beijing on Trans-Mongolian Railway to Ulaanbaatar and then travelling round Mongolia on bike for 2 weeks.

15th Jul - 10th Aug: Across Russian on Trans-Siberian Railway stopping off at major cities and biking round for 2-3 days in each place. End at St Petersburg.

10th Aug - 15th Aug: Get out of Russia by bike before Visa expires and into Estonia.

15th Aug - 15th Oct: Bike home through Europe (Estonia, Lativa, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Belguim, France)

Mid Oct: Hopefully I can persuade someone with a yacht to pick me up in Cherbourg and bring me home :-)

15th Oct: UK!



Dates are approximate other than the days flying. I am doing Aus and NZ the wrong way round because I don't want to be biking in the heat of the Aus summer. I am biking from Melbourne to Sydney but with some internal flights so that I can also see Darwin and Alice Springs. Biking across all of Russia is not possible as I can only get a visa for 30 days.


Company sponsorship for equipment and other personal costs is very welcome. Your donation will be recognised on this page and also my blog.



Address to follow. I will update with pictures and info as often as I can.



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  • I am happy about it really :-)