' My motivation for this trip was reading Guy Martins book Worms to Catch about cycling from Canada to Mexico I then started cycling daily over a couple of weeks from 5 km to 70km a day this gave me a belief that I was capable to ride further..i read about this trip in a magazine with a sense of "I can do that!".So here goes....
Reg Harris and Russell Ball also provided inspiration for me having completed similar long cycle rides last year for the charity Fund 4 Trees.
I chose the charity Ancient Tree Forum to raise funds for as I am an active member and have worked in Horticulture/Arboriculture for over 20 years. I am also fascinated by nature and ecology..
Cycling is a logical choice as its one of most ecological forms of transport with no carbon emissions.
Many thanks to all who support me,