In 2011 I raised almost £3500 for the UK charity Sustrans. Sustrans are best known for their key project, the National Cycle Network. At somewhere around 13,000 miles, with thousands more miles of link projects, this is growing every year, and provides both long distance cycle routes, as well as cross town traffic free routes and leisure trails like the Tarka Trail where I live. I began cycling again on one of these traffic-free trails and without this network, my Round Britain ride would have been far less enjoyable. Find out more, volunteer, or join the movement at their website by clicking on the picture.
Sustainability is essential for our lives to continue as they are, and Sustrans have proven that more people, and their children, will use ,modes of transport, like cycles, when they feel safe to do so and they link to public transport systems. I continue to work with Sustrans and will be guesting on their own fundraiser this May.
This year, I’m proud to be supporting Mind, the UK’s leading mental health charity. Their work increases awareness, reduces stigma, provides information, knowledge and support for those experiencing mental distress in their lives, as well as those who care for us. You can view their work and learn more about mental health by clicking on the picture.
In the future I hope to continue working with both these great charities. In 2013 I have an idea to bring them together. Watch this space.
Further links can be found on the Link page where you will find other cycle blogs that I enjoy, as well as links to mental health charities and supporting organisations. to donate to Mind, follow the link beolw: