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The ocean is a huge part of my life. As a surfer I have spent countless hours in the water and it is a space where you can feel relaxed and scared, recharged and drained all at the same time - there's nowhere else like it. We share the seas with millions of creatures but their lives are in danger because of humans and how we use and abuse plastics. There are 51 trillion microscopic pieces of plastic in our oceans that are harming not just ocean dwelling animals but also us as we ingest these particles through our diets.
In August I will be cycling from Parma, Italy through Switzerland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium to reach my hometown in West Sussex. It's a trip that will take around a month and over 1200 miles, and it will be done on a vintage Italian bike bought in Parma. Whilst living in Italy for a year I have noticed a huge lack of awareness for plastic use in everyday life and therefore I will avoid plastics wherever possible in my equipment and I won't be using any single use plastics for the trip to raise awareness across the continent where perhaps plastic reduction isn't a priority.
Any money donated is enormously appreciated and 100% of your money will help this amazing charity clean beaches, educate people on the dangers of plastics and how to avoid using single use plastics, present a voice for environment in Westminster and improve the water quality of our beaches.