Years of studying, working and of course, playing, have finally brought both Pete and Keara to a stage in our lives where we can commit to one of those ideas often-discussed but rarely completed.
A 6 month, 11000km, self-supported cycle ride from Goa to our native town of Donegal. Whilst fulfilling our own dream, we are hoping to also make a little difference along the way. We aim to raise £1 for every km cycled for the organisation Room to Read which works to improve educational opportunities for children in the developing world.
Our planned route starts in Goa, India then cycling through Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, England and Ireland. The trip will finish in our parent’ s home town of Donegal, Ireland. The route has been chosen with careful consideration of both meteorological and political climates as well as providing immersion in a huge variety of cultures and landscapes. We will start pedalling on December 13th 2010 and finish in early July 2011.
PS – don’t be fooled into thinking this is only something you can acheive with IronMan training and stamina. We managed a few spinning classes and a couple of hundred km before leaving. So far, so good!