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Christian Aid 10,000-Mile Cycle Passes Through Scotland

Wednesday July 19 2017

Nick Simon in Malawi

A Christian Aid fundraiser will complete a 10,000 mile cycle when he rides the length of Ireland and the UK this summer.

Nick Simon has already cycled the length of Africa from Cairo to Cape Town last year. The final stretch of his ride, from Cork to Camden Town, began in June; and he arrived in Scotland yesterday (Tuesday), where he will pass through Fortwilliam, Crianlarich, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Jedburgh.

In addition to 2000 miles of cycling, during the challenge Nick is also climbing the highest mountains of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales – Carrantuohill, Slieve Donard, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

Nick said: 'It was a big challenge but a privilege to cycle 8,000 miles independently through Africa for Christian Aid in 2016. The CtCT Challenge took me through 11 countries from Cairo in Egypt to Cape Town in South Africa: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

'The aim was to raise funds to reduce extreme poverty.

'Christian Aid works to reduce extreme poverty and social injustice and supports people of all faiths and none. Its work is carried out through partner organisations in countries where people are supported to move a few steps out of extreme poverty into a situation where they can move forward independently.

'As I travelled through Africa, I met with 16 of the charity’s partners working in a broad range of areas.'

You can follow Nick’s progress on his blog and social media and donate here.


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