Pair are hoping Ride for the Wild will raise funds for Trees for Life charity
North Yorkshire couple, Joshua Kian and Sarah Grace-Morgan are hoping to become the first in the world tocycle 2,000 miles through every UK national park injust 30 days.
Ride for the Wild will see them cycling 70 miles a day,back-to-back, and camping throughout the self-supported ride. The gruelling journey, set up forSeptember, will start at their front door in Skipton,North Yorkshire, and follow a continuous loop to theUK’s most biodiverse regions. Despite being self-proclaimed bike lovers, Josh and Sarah admit they’refar from pros – but they remain driven.
Josh said: “In the UK, there’s so much natural beautyspread across such a small area.” He added, “But,scratch beneath the surface and nearly 60% of wildlifespecies are declining; these natural areas are slowlybeing lost.”
“It’s going to be incredibly tough, particularly doing itunsupported, finding places to pitch the tent eachnight and getting the right nutrition to keep us goingfor 12 hours every day”.
The pair are hoping their efforts can drive awarenessto the UK’s spectacular outdoor regions and theirneed for protection.
“30 Days, 2,000 Miles, 15 National Parks, Zero Emissions”
“If our ride can help inspire others to embrace thenature around them, we’ll consider that a success. Afterthe last two years, I think we can all appreciate how vitalwild spaces are, for nature’s sake, and for our ownwellbeing too.”
The first of its kind challenge is being done to raisefunds for Trees for Life, an award-winning charityfighting to restore the Caledonian Forest in Northern Scotland.
“Woodlands are the most biodiverse habitats we have inthe UK and they’re crucial to slow climate change. Yet,we have less woodland than nearly all other Europeancountries.” Sarah said. “Trees for Life are helping tochange that, and we’d like to give them all the supportwe can. We could all do with more trees!”
All funds raised will go directly to Trees for Life’s treeplantation projects, biodiversity programs and wildlifereintroduction schemes.
Find more on Josh and Sarah’sfundraising progress on their campaign page here, or follow progress on their website veggievagabonds.com
Donate to their cause on Go Fund Me.