Julie Lawrence


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Julie Lawrence Bamboo Bike Odyssey

Julie Lawrence

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JulieLawrence



In visiting this page you are participating in a journey with my equally (some would say) crazy partner Li.


We will ride 2 lovingly handmade bicycles handcrafted in bamboo. Yes......yes, bamboo..... for the many people who ask twice. We will ride from London to Sydney, not the whole world but a fair chunk of it. We will experience hardship and issues of poor sanitation, through informed choice.


Please take a moment to consider what a life with limited water and sanitation is like, and sponsor me through this page. In my own way I am aiming to bring visibility to the issues surrounding lack of water for some of the world poorest communities and in particular the impact this has on women.


I am supporting WaterAid UK while I am resident here. I chosen this charity because they have offices and work internationally and have an honourable ethos. I recommend checking out their web sites and you can find out what they are doing in the UK, Australia and everywhere in between.


By sponsoring me on this page, donations can quickly be processed and passed on to Water Aid. Virgin Money Giving is not for profit and if you are donating from the UK can gift aid on Water Aids behalf.


For more details on how we built or bikes, the tour and challenges thrown our way please visit our blog.




Any travel tips and words of encouragement most welcome.


Many Thanks




Recent donors

22.11.13 You two are wonderful - thinking of you and sending oodles of love x x

10.11.13 You are both so inspiring!!!

10.11.13 Raining buckets in Sydney today so passing something on ...

10.11.13 I just found your blog courtesy of Nick Woz and all I can say is WOW. You guys are amazing and what a blog.

03.08.13 Hey Julie ...thinking about you two often - take care xxMaude.

31.07.13 Fantastic I just love reading the blog and look forward to the book and film rights!! Much love Jude xoxo

27.06.13 Hey dear ones, May your travel be safe and may you bring light and happiness wherever you pass. I miss you guys in London, but rejoice in your adventure! Love, esther

17.04.13 You Go Girls!

14.04.13 Keep peddling, keep writing. Thinking of you. X

09.04.13 Thinking of you my Sweets xxx

29.03.13 hey loves - amazing to think you have made it to paris!! so, am hoping to make a donation every month to keep those wheels spinning! x x c

24.03.13 Good luck and be careful! Don't do anything I wouldn't! (In fact, don't do a lot of the things I do!).


23.03.13 My darlings. It's a tiny start but I will be donating regularly and will keep spreading the word. You are wonderful x x x

23.03.13 A great journey and a great cause. Good luck with both!!

21.03.13 Go jules & li! X x

12.03.13 Good luck with your adventure Julie, will look forward to updates Peter L xx

08.03.13 Hey Julie, Bon Voyage! Lots of love from George and Kevin

04.03.13 Bamboo is a fantastic idea! If it can scaffold bridges I'm sure it'll serve you both well :-)

04.03.13 "Well behaved women rarely make history" so go out there and be bold and outrageous.

03.03.13 good luck to you both.


Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
Total donors:
Last donor:
Kemi Johnson
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