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Ross Mckechnie

Cycling 10,000 miles from Shanghai to Glasgow

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b] The Facts: [/b][/p][p][b]Who:[/b] Ross Mckechnie, a PE teacher from Glasgow working in Shanghai[/p][p][b]What:[/b] 10,000 mile unsupported, self funded, solo bike ride from Shanghai to Glasgow[/p][p][b]When:[/b] Leaving July 6th 2019 aiming to arrive back in Scotland February 2020[/p][p][b]Where:[/b] Through more than 20 countries following the old silk road[/p][p][b]Why:[/b] To raise funds for Achieve More! Scotland a charity that helps the least privileged kids in Glasgow access sport, physical activity and increase their career prospects. [/p][p][b] [/b][/p][p][b] How your donations could make a difference to the lives of Glasgow's young people[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p]Level 1 - £1 – entry to a child to participate free of charge at our holiday camps at February, Spring Break, Summer and October.[/p][p] [/p][p]Level 2 - £1.50 - covers the cost of a healthy, nutritious meal, piece of fruit and bottle of water for a child attending our holiday camp[/p][p] [/p][p]Level 3 - £10 - will buy enough equipment to run a session [/p][p] [/p][p]Level 4 - £50 - will pay for the hire of a venue to provide a (free) dance class for up to 60 participants[/p][p] [/p][p]Level 5 - £100 – will pay for the hire of a football pitch for 3 hours on a Friday evening[/p][p] [/p][p]Level 6 - £500 – will pay for a young person to go through our volunteer programme, gain qualifications and new experiences, including attendance at a residential (at home or abroad)[/p][p] [/p][p]Level 7 - £1000 – will pay for 1 full week of activity across 40 coaching sites, catering for over 1000 participants[/p][p][br][/p][p]?Read below for my full story...[/p][p][br][/p][p]I'm Ross,[/p][p][br][/p][p]I've been working as a PE teacher in Shanghai for the last 5 years.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Although I love my job here and the students I work with, it is very very different from life back home in Scotland. The students I teach come from some of the richest families and have all the opportunities they could possibly want in life. [/p][p][br][/p][p]This is in stark contrast to the opportunities that some of the kids growing up in the most deprived areas of Glasgow face. I wanted to give something back to these communities. As a PE teacher I wanted to bring the joy of sport, competition and physical activity, as well as the whole host of potential skills and personal development that goes along with being involved in sport, to groups of kids around Glasgow. [/p][p][br][/p][p]While listening to the BBC Scottish Football Podcast I came across a charity that does exactly that. Achieve More! Scotland are doing amazing work on the ground delivering free sports, dance, employment opportunities and more to children and young people throughout Glasgow and the surrounding area. I knew instantly this was a cause I could get behind. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Now, a couple of things about myself; I'm passionate about sport and education, I'm adventurous and I'm always looking to set myself a new challenge. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Since I arrived in Shanghai I have always dreamed about cycling back to Scotland, and now that I have a charity that I can really get behind this seemed like the obvious challenge to set for myself. [/p][p][br][/p][p]I plan on cycling 10,000 miles through 20 countries in 8 months and every penny raised in support of this challenge will go directly to Achieve More! Scotland. The fundraising target I have set for myself is £10,000 thats one pound for every mile that I'll be cycling. The trip is completely self funded, so any donations that I receive will go towards changing the lives of Scotlands young people. [/p][p][br][/p][p]I really appreciate any support that you can offer with this challenge of a lifetime, even if its just a message of encouragement. If you would like you can follow my progress on Instagram @Elder_Goose92 [/p][p][br][/p][p]Thanks Everyone![/p][p][br][/p][p]See you on the road![/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

05 Jul 2019


May 24, 2019

Gary C

Good luck mate!


May 23, 2019

Diane Brewster

Good luck Ross!!! I can’t wait to hear all about this!! You’re an inspiration! Stay safe, enjoy every moment and don’t forget to pack some padded shorts!! :D x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 21, 2019

Chris Skipsey

All the best mate, incredible journey and I’m sure you’ll love every step of the way, apart from the massive blisters you’ll get on your ass!!! Chef Skipsey meal waiting for you when you arrive in London

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019

Carol Inglis

Good luck and stay safe


Apr 26, 2019

Janice McLachlan

Apr 24, 2019

Sharon H

Good luck, enjoy the trip.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2019

Aunt Isabel

Best of Luck Ross. Looking forward to following your Journey of a lifetime.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 17, 2019

Anne Carroll

Good Luck with your journey Ross.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 17, 2019

Michelle McFarlane

Good Luck Ross!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2019

Emma Ewing

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid