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David Haywood

Cycling Around the World

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On September 3rd 2018 I will start my attempt to cycle around the world, aiming to cover the 18,000 mile (29,000km) journey over my final year before I return to university to study Medicine in September 2019. Leaving from London, UK, I will be riding through 27 countries, and across 4 continents before hopefully arriving back in London a year later having completed a circumnavigation of the globe on my bicycle.[/p][p]Why?[/p][p]I feel incredibly fortunate to have grown up in the part of the world that I have, and to have been able to take on some of the previous adventures and challenges I have but I am very aware that not everybody around the world has the same basic freedoms. This is why I am raising money for IJM, an organisation leading the fight against modern day slavery, campaigning and rescuing the 40 million people around the world still living as slaves.[/p][p]I hope that through this ride I can shed some light on the on-going issues surrounding modern day slavery and raise vital funds to support the organisation, as well as living out an expression of the freedoms that we can easily take for granted in our day-to-day lives by embarking on this dream, grand adventure![/p][p]If there is one thing that I have learned on previous bike adventures, it is the power and the privilege of being free to express yourself through your own choices, to explore ideas and to try to understand other people's perspective. If you can donate through this venture to help the lives of those without access to these basic freedoms, I would be incredibly grateful.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

02 Sep 2018


Aug 19, 2019


Incredibly amazing achievement - congratulations!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 17, 2019

Kayleigh Brandon


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 16, 2019


Incredible effort - welcome home! Trusting this trip has been even more amazing, thought provoking than you could ever have imagined - maybe you should learn a bit about how to fix a bike?!?!?

Aug 7, 2019

Amy from USA

May 29, 2019

J Mann

Amazing challenge for a great cause!

May 13, 2019

Johnny Barber

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 23, 2019

Amy in Arkansas


Feb 8, 2019

Jo Orford

Stay safe! Enjoy the ride :)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 30, 2019


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 28, 2019

John Floro

You picked a great cause David! Have a safe journey!