London to Sydney on Recumbent Bikes 2005/6

Discussion in 'Touring and recreational cycling' started by nasz, May 10, 2005.

  1. nasz

    nasz New Member

    Feb 14, 2005
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    In a moment of bravery / rashness / madness my girlfriend Sedef and I have decided to go for a bike the other side of the world!

    On 31 July 2005 Sunday, we will be setting off from Trafalgar Square to start our journey from London to Sydney. Our goal is to complete the trip in one year and raise £50,000 for Cancer Research UK and BBC Children In Need - £2 for every km on the way. We will cycle through 3 continents and 14 countries on our recumbent bikes (or 'bents', as they are affectionately known by owners). No trains, no buses, no hitching, no support vehicles. Only us...four wheels, strong determination...and the horizon!

    You can find more details on our trip, the route, preparations, and a diary on our website at Our trip is entirely self-funded and every penny we raise will go to our charities. Sponsorships for equipment we will be using during the trip would therefore be very welcome - a full list is available on the site. Also please take a moment to visit the Charities page if you wish to make a donation. Please dig deep and give generously, and feel free to forward this on to others and/or to the officer in charge of your company's charity relations.

    Finally you may want to save Saturday, 23rd July in your diaries for our farewell party - details closer to the time!

    Kind regards,