Wuhan to Malmesbury Cycle Challenge

Wuhan to Malmesbury

I am a Year 12 student studying my A-levels at Malmesbury Secondary School. I am raising money for a school trip to Borneo in 2021. Here is some more information about what we will be doing on our trip:

Borneo has the world’s oldest primary rainforests, dating back 140 million years, that are home to 200 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 15,000 species of flowers. Many of these can only be found in Borneo. Some of these include the endangered Bornean Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, The Pygmy Elephant and the Hornbill.

On this wonderful journey I will be learning about:

·        conservation, the protection of endangered species and traditional cultures

·        Biodiversity, ecosystems and environmental protection.

·        Ecotourism and sustainable development.

During our stay we will take part in a forest rehabilitation project. This project will include learning about how conservationists and the locals seek to conserve and protect the vitally important rainforest. We will also be taught about the Borneo Fig Project which is a Rhino reserve.

During our trip we will be visiting the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. This is a rehabilitation centre for these tiny bears as their populations are under threat due to deforestation and hunting for Chinese medicine. We will be learning about their natural environment and what the centre is doing to boost populations in the wild.

We will also be visiting a rainforest discovery centre. Here we will be going on trails through the forest, including canopy walks. We will be learning about this hugely important ecosystem.

We will be able to observe and immerse ourselves in the Kinabatangan community, while learning to make boats, fish traps and many more things!

The most exciting part of the trip for me is the Jungle trek where we will begin learning bush skills and jungle survival techniques. We will be fire lighting and setting up hammocks to sleep in!


Covid 19 however, has deterred our Borneo groups from making money easily. Therefore, we have tried to think of ideas that are within the legal boundaries during this time, which has led us to the conclusion of exercise! Lots and lots of exercise! We have opted for cycling.

Eight others in my Borneo group and I have decided to link our fundraising with the current situation and are going to cycle the distance from Wuhan to Malmesbury. (A total of 5575 Miles), making that 620 miles each. We have set a target of September to complete this.

Individually we are collecting sponsorship for our efforts, if you are willing to contribute to my cause I have included my bank details below. I will update you periodically on my progress as I complete this challenge. I will also be donating 10% of the donations to the foodbank in Malmesbury to aid those that require a little extra help, during these difficult times specifically. Any donation, no matter how small would be gratefully received!

I also have an easyfundraising page where money is generated for my cause at no cost to you, simply by going through my link and buying what you normally would online (for example, Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, supermarkets and many more!)  You can set a reminder up so that you are prompted to use it before purchase. Anything at all that you would not normally think of would be a huge help to me, for example, many are now working from home, so office supplies are required! My easyfundraising: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/lcraven/?invite=HWBI9J&referral-campaign=c2s


Thank you so very much,





  • Justin Wateridge 
    • £20 
    • 4 mos
  • Sharon Johnson 
    • £50 
    • 4 mos
  • Cynthia Induni 
    • £40 
    • 4 mos
  • Fion Lee 
    • £100 
    • 4 mos
  • nicole pretlove 
    • £10 
    • 4 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Laura Craven 
Charlton, South West England, United Kingdom
Luke Craven 
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