Younger Individuals On Bicycle Touring Adventures

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On Monday, April twenty fifth, 2011, Bicycle Touring Professional goes to offer out it’s second spherical of journey scholarships to 1 or two of the wonderful younger people listed beneath.

In case you don’t know, the Bicycle Touring Professional journey scholarship was created to assist younger, first time bicycle vacationers get the funds they should finance (or partially finance) their travels and/or buy the gear they want for his or her bike touring expeditions.

As somebody who began bicycle touring on the age of 17 with little or no cash in my checking account, I understand how only a few {dollars} put in the appropriate fingers can go a really lengthy methods. And that’s what the Bicycle Touring Professional journey scholarship is all about!

That mentioned, the next is a brief record of the people who utilized for this yr’s journey scholarship. One or two of those folks will likely be chosen because the recipient(s) of this yr’s journey scholarship on April twenty fifth.

If you need to make a donation to this yr’s scholarship fund, simply click on right here and donate any quantity you see match. Something you can provide can be vastly appreciated.

And now, with out additional ado, listed below are the candidates for the 2011 Bicycle Touring Professional journey scholarship:

Arvin (25) from Mumbai goes to cycle all the way in which round India! He’ll begin in Delhi and journey by means of Rajasthan and Gujarat to Mumbai. From there he’ll go down the western coast, up the japanese facet, then by means of the highest of the plains, into the Himalayas and again right down to Delhi. Roughly 13,000 km in whole. To be able to promote his travels throughout India, Arvin has been contacting native media in India and attempting to drum up some press about his travels.

Max Andrus is a 27-year-old from Saratoga Springs, Utah who plans to trip his bike across the japanese half of the US. He’ll begin his tour in Manchester, New Hampshire. Then he’ll journey to Boston, New York Metropolis, Philadelphia, Washington DC, after which head west by means of Virginia , Kentucky, and Illinois earlier than ending in St Louis, Missouri. Max is taking this journey as a result of he needs to fulfill different folks from the US and to study extra about himself. “This will likely be a journey to search out out what I need out of life”, Max defined. “I’m going to make use of this journey to decide about how I need to make a distinction on the planet – whether or not or not it’s by defending the nation or by another means.”

Hap Cameron (29) and Mandy Todd (31) from are embarking on a 3-4 month bicycle touring journey in Africa. The couple will likely be flying into Cape City and biking north by means of Namibia, throughout Botswana and Zimbabwe, and up into Zambia the place they’ll then work for the Bicycling Empowerment Community to show a sea container right into a bicycle workshop for a rural group there. The couple has already raised over $9000 for the challenge  to this point.

Joseph Mogaji (19)  intends to cycle along with his shut pal James from Romania to London in 40 days. The route entails passing by means of: Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and France. To boost funds for his tour, Joseph has gotten himself a part-time job (in between his College research) and he plans to lift much more cash on his travels, which he plans to donate to the Hope and Properties charity, which works to offer orphaned kids a second likelihood at a household.

Umit Orhan Bozyilan (19) from Turkey is about to set off on an extended bicycle touring journey from his house in Instanbul and journey all the way in which to Delhi, India. Umit acquired the concept for a motorbike tour after seeing a touring bike owner go by his College classroom window in the future. After seeing the lone bike owner go by his window that day, Umit instantly ran house and commenced planning his long-distance biking journey.

Risa Sibbitt (31) from Missoula, Montana has by no means been on a motorbike tour longer than seven days, but she has plans of biking from Cuzco, Peru in direction of La Paz, Bolivia, down by means of the Salt flats of Bolivia, then in direction of Torres del Paine Argentina and ending in Buenos Aires. When requested concerning the motivation behind her travels, Risa mentioned, “I went to high school, acquired an environmental diploma and I spent the entire a part of my 20’s dwelling frugally. Then I went again to high school and have become an emergency room nurse.  I’ve lived sufficient to say, ‘I do know that I’ve at all times needed to do that.’ NOW is the time.  So I’m off!

Simon Lindley is a 27-year-old from the UK with plans for circumnavigating Europe on his bicycle. Craving for a slowed-down way of life, one of many locations Simon plans to go to on his travels within the nation of Slovakia – the place his grandmother was born and spent the primary few years of her life. “I really feel I’m at a stage in my life the place I would like to grasp some fundamentals about myself and my household historical past,” Simon declared.

Claire Bangser and Brandon Hill (23) are going to cycle from Vancouver, BC, to San Francisco, CA on a considerably squiggly path so as to go to some mates and think about some amazingly lovely locations alongside the way in which. The couple are hoping to make use of their journey as a way of growing a “replicable self-facilitated curriculum round environmental interdependence and ecosystem change.” What precisely does which means? Principally, they hope to create a course that cyclists might carry with them of their pockets (or panniers) so as to pull a deeper academic expertise from their travels. Fairly cool proper?!

Davide Bronzini (28) from Santa Maria di Sala, Italy is planning a cycle journey from Venice to Norway is 50 brief days. Having labored because the age of 15, Davide is wanting to make use of the journey as a way of being on his personal for some time, taking a lot of footage, and easily experiencing life.


Ally Prout (24) needs to trip her bike all over the place! In actual fact, she has no finish date for her tour. “I hope to trip my bike with my greatest pal and companion in love, James Witchell, and journey far, extensive, and deep into all 7 continents. We need to meet folks, study extra about ourselves, and efficiently construct a balanced life.” Ally admits to having all of the ambition on the planet, however wants some monetary help so as to get her desires out of the storage.

Gary Foxley (23) has massive plans after graduating from College. He needs to trip his bike alongside the traditional John O Grants to Lands Finish route in England. Gary sees this journey by bike as an opportunity for him to appreciate that he’s able to a lot extra. “I cycled once I was in main college and I bear in mind the pleasure I acquired for passing my silver biking certificates. If I can do one thing like this that can assist to encourage others, then I feel I’ll have that very same feeling of pleasure as soon as once more.”

Graham Parker Ansell (24) and Rae Anna Hample (20) have at all times had an excessive distaste for motorized transport and a choice for recent air and self-sufficiency. That’s why they’re planning a bicycle tour beginning in Upstate New York and crossing by means of the Nice Lakes, throughout Canada to Vancouver, down the west coast to Los Angeles, and residential to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Plus, they’re going to be educating yoga lessons and visiting farms alongside the way in which! This would be the couple’s first main pedal powered expedition. “A dream a number of years within the making!”

Rene Held (34) from Melbourne, Australia plans to bicycle the circumference of the American continent in an journey he’s calling “Avenida Panamericana”. Rene’s journey is meant to lift consciousness of environmental change, cultural variety and socioeconomic variations between North and South America. His journey will begin on the finish of October 2011 and take roughly 2 years to finish. Throughout this time, Rene will movie and distribute documentary movies, produced collaboratively with native artists and college students, concerning the nations he’s visiting.

Kerstin Martin (22) is a part of a staff of three younger girls who’re going to cycle throughout America so as to join with youthful women and encourage them to get outdoors and concerned with recent, native meals. Kerstin and her driving companions have teamed up with the Lady Scouts so as to obtain this objective. What began as a easy query, “Is it attainable to bike throughout the US?” is quickly to turn out to be a actuality!

Sarah Mullins (28) has plans of driving her bicycle from Thailand all the way in which to England in time for the 2012 Olympics. Alongside the way in which, Sarah will likely be touring by means of Mongolia, Asia, elements of the silk street, Turkey, Japanese Europe, and several other Scandinavian nations earlier than lastly ending her tour in England. Sarah is working to create a web site for her tour. She additionally hopes to make use of the tour as a way of selling a inexperienced clear world in tune to the 2012 Olympics.

18-year-old Jake Barrett Hupp is planning a visit along with his father and brother to the nation of Nepal. They plan to trek to the Everest Base Camp and and do an entire lot of touring all through Nepal itself. Jake plans to journey on $25 USD or much less per day and do volunteer work on farms throughout his travels.

Canadian Karen Stefanyk (28) plans on biking from Alberta, Canada to Mexico, throughout Mexico to Cuba, Cuba to Honduras, throughout to the west coast and again as much as Rio, Rio to Cape city, Cape City to Morocco, Morocco to Italy, Western Europe, India, Japanese Europe, Center East, Asia, Australia, and ending in New Zealand. Whew! Did you get all that? When requested about her journey plans, Karen mentioned, “My husband and I are doing this tour for a lot of causes, which embody, self-exploration, journey, to interrupt away from the norm, and many others. However actually, it’s for actually one factor. To stay merely and respect ones’ environment in each second.”

Balakrishna J. (21) from India has plans to take a brief 300 km bike tour along with his father by means of his house nation. Although English isn’t his first language, he managed to inform me that he plans to cycle with versatile journey plans. He and his father will let the wind blow them in no matter course… and that only a few {dollars} is all they want so as to get the gear they should make their journey come true.

Matthew Holloway (22) and his pal, Carl, are planning to take off on their bikes and trip so far as they probably can. Apparently, Carl satisfied Matthew to go on a 10-week bike tour in Europe a short time again and it was on this journey that Matthew fell in love with bicycle touring. Since that point, the 2 mates have been planning to cycle world wide and doc their travels on their web site at

Mason Gravley (20) goes to spend the summer time of 2011 biking with two mates on a bicycle journey from Fairbanks, Alaska to Orlando, Florida. The journey will include 4,700 miles and take roughly 100 days. Like many younger bicycle vacationers, Mason and his mates plan to do that journey on a budget. They’ve budgeted about $2,000 for your entire journey (together with airfare)… they usually even have plans of gathering donations alongside the way in which so as to elevate cash for a Gospel Home they need to assist construct in Uganda.

Simon Whitehead (32) from the UK is presently biking from Quito, Ecuador, to Ushuaia, Chile. He’s already been run off the street and robbed, however he’s nonetheless on the market and doesn’t plan to cease till he will get to Chile. Simon’s mother had breast most cancers and an in depth pal of his was just lately recognized, so Simon is utilizing his bike journey as a way of elevating cash for the Worcester based mostly charity, Worcestershire Breast Unit Marketing campaign. His objective is to lift 10,000 kilos. You possibly can comply with his adventures at:

Nation Harris (20) plans to stay to his house nation after which cycle world wide. He’ll journey by way of bike from Nottingham to the Peak District. From there, he’ll head down south to Land’s Finish, then comply with the coast to Dover and Calais. From Calais he’ll cycle to Amsterdam, Spain, after which proceed from there for so long as he can. When requested concerning the motivation behind his tour, Nation instructed me “It will give me the possibility to take a path that I’ve dreambt about for a number of years, to journey the world and meet our brothers and sisters who stay on this planet with me. I want to see the good issues this world affords. I additionally consider that it might construct me vastly as an individual.”

Lastly, Keara Brennan (26) needs to trip her bike from Delhi (India) to Donegal (Eire). Alongside the way in which, she’ll go by means of Pakistan (political scenario permitting), Iran, Turkey, and Europe. “I’ve tried backpacking, lengthy wilderness sea kayak expeditions and weekend cycle excursions and am so excited by this opportunity to do one thing just a little longer. I feel lengthy distance cycle touring goes to supply the proper alternative to work together on an equal footing with native communities and cultures in addition to benefit from the pure fantastic thing about the varied areas I’m travelling by means of.”

So there you’ve gotten it! This yr’s candidates for the 2011 Bicycle Touring Professional journey scholarship.

If you need to make a donation to the scholarship fund, simply click on right here and enter the quantity you want to contribute. No quantity is simply too small.

And make sure to go to on April twenty fifth, 2011 so as to discover out which of the aforementioned younger cyclists is the recipient of this yr’s journey scholarship!


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