Robert Gardiner

Cycling World Record Attempt in Support of African Parks

Fundraising for African Parks
raised of £5,000 target
by 80 supporters
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We manage protected areas for governments to to benefit people & wildlife



The record was broken in June 2019 (although only held for a few weeks). Unfortunately, the original fundraising target of £20,000 was still way out of reach. Therefore, I reduced this to £5,000, which I'm pleased to say has now been met. This equates to £1.25 for every mile I cycled.

Thank you all for your support!


In May 2019, I will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing of Europe, south to north, by bicycle. I will be doing this in order to raise money for African Parks, a conservation NGO dedicated to protecting some of Africa’s most-at-threat ecosystems.

This is a two-part challenge. Not only do I want to break the world record, but I want to raise £5 for African Parks for every mile I cycle. With the route around 4,000 miles long, this means I am attempting to raise £20,000 in donations. This is a phenomenally large amount and I need your help to get there. Please click the donate button and help me reach this goal

Learn more about the challenge here:

About the charity

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the long-term management of national parks and protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities. We currently manage 20 protected areas in 11 countries across Africa, spanning 17 million hectares.

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