From Cornwall to Cape Town, By Bike
An inspirational story in this dreary financial climate is that of Sean Maher. He is currently 'Riding Out the Recession' by cycling from Cornwall to Cape Town in South Africa in aid of some worthy charities. As finding a job after graduating from Exeter University was proving difficult, Sean decided to make this time count and set upon cycling across Europe and Africa to raise money for Pump Aid, The Robert Johns Leukaemia Fund, Unicef and Wooden Spoon, with the aim to raise in excess of £15,000.
This already has been a very eventful journey. Right now Sean is in Spain, and so far he has been robbed, repetitively drenched, gone very hungry and cycled up and down and up again many mountains.
His constant companion is his bike, a Qoroz Mountain Won and so far they are proving a good paring. This is an amazing challenge Sean has embarked on and by his own admission he is not the most equipped for the task. Amongst all this cycling, Sean has been updating his blog, twitter and his website at www.ridingoutherecession.co.uk. They are full of witty comments, and show the great feat he endeavours to achieve, and in my opinion, all in the aid of some great charities.
Story added 1st January 2010