While fundraising was not the key mission in setting out on this bike tour it did provide a good opportunity to raise funds and so I chose to work with the Homeless World Cup.

I opted for this for a number of reasons. Firstly, and most importantly I like the honesty and the outputs they achieve. It’s not an organisation with large numbers of staff but it is an organisation that changes lives for hundreds of people. Secondly, it is of course an initiative that runs across the world – much the same as the bike ride. In 2012 72 National Teams participated as the Homeless World Cup goes to Mexico. Lastly, while being a global activity the organisation is led by a team in Edinburgh, just a mile down the road.

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The book is coming!

It’s been a long time since I posted to this blog having last written about ‘new starts’ and thinking about what John and I were both going to do next. That was 2016. Time rolls on and it’s far to say life has not been without its challenges since we finished our cycle tour. However, while I could write about that here I wouldn’t want to give away the last chapter of the book either!

I’d always said I wanted to write a book about our experiences and I’m really pleased to say it’s almost there. As I just complete the last few chapters and an external editor starts to go through my text, I’m working to get a book ready in June, either for, or just to follow my talk at Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. Venues and times are just being confirmed but if you are able and want to come then do keep the 6th June free.

I’ll post more details about the book and how you can get a copy but do feel free to get in touch if you just can’t wait…..

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