The Fastest Cycle Across Europe

I need your help to break a World Record to raise awareness for mental health.

In September 2018, I intend to smash the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Cycle Across Europe - cycling from the western tip of Portugal to Europe’s most easterly point in Russia, in less than 20 days.

This epic challenge is built on the back of an extraordinary feat; cycling the globe - a journey of seven years, across 51 countries and over 44,000 miles, on a budget of only five pounds a day.

These adventures all have their roots in depression. As a young man, having met society’s expectations of a normal life, I found myself struggling in a world that felt lonely and unfulfilling. So I set off to help find a cure.

In cycling the planet I raised thousands of pounds for charity but that mustn’t be the end of the journey. With mental health in life, and sport in particular, such a high-profile global issue, I have so much to offer to help: to keep awareness high and show people suffering with mental health issues there is a way forward.

I will break this World Record by a significant amount to show that depression can happen to anyone but that they are never alone and that it doesn't have to stop you achieving amazing things.

To realise this amazing project I need £16,000 to equip myself and get the team across the continent.

I want to help improve the lives of others, but need your help to do so.

To learn more about me and this epic World Record, visit my website:

Follow the attempt on:

Video: My journey began with a struggle through depression. Stepping outside of society's expectations, I cycled around the world on a life changing adventure.

Video: Since November 2017, I have been training with sport science experts at the Human Performance Unit at Derby University to ensure I reach the start line in peak physical and psychological condition.

Video: The Guinness World Record for the fastest cycle across Europe is 4000 miles from the most Westerly to the most Easterly extents of the continent, crossing 9 countries, the Pyrenees, the Alps and the Russian Steppe.


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