Help Sam raise money for Unicef UK

£370 of £1,500 goal

Raised by 12 people in 11 months
On April 10th 2017, Sam will set off on the trip of a lifetime in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe by bicycle.

The route takes him through 35 countries, across 5 continents and covers approximately 52,000km. During the three to four years that the trip is expected to take, Sam is aiming to raise £50,000 over the course of the trip for Unicef UK, a charity that works tirelessly for children across the globe. 

You can learn more about the trip and follow Sam's adventure on his website : www.pedalingtheglobe.com

With a daily budget of just £10 for the whole trip, Sam will be wild camping and cooking by the roadside for himself each night. This Gofundme page has been created to help support Sam on his trip and ultimatley, help him to hit the £50,000 target for Unicef UK. To help reach the target, 10% of all donations through this page will go to Unicef UK, with the remainder going to help sam.

If you would prefer to donate just to Unicef, head on over to Fundraising page here , where all donations go straight to Unicef UK 

Why Unicef?

Right now, millions of children are in danger. They face violence, disease, hunger and the chaos of war. Unicef ensures more children get life-saving food, vaccinations, education and protection than anyone else. Today, children in places like Syria, South Sudan and Yemen are caught up in violent conflict, with millions forced to flee their homes. In 2015, Unicef responded to 310 emergencies in 102 countries. Please donate what ever you can to my fundraiser for Unicef UK. With your help, we can build a safer world for children.

A few words from Sam

I’ve been obsessed with travel for my entire life. Some of my earliest memories involve poring over maps and travel guides and losing myself in dreams of distant lands. Fuelled by the pictures in guidebooks and the exotic names of far-flung islands, I spent my childhood exploring the coastline and parks around my town and arriving home well past my curfew. Most of my peers hoped to become footballers and rock stars, while I dreamt of exploration and getting lost in foreign countries.

At the age of 24 and bored with my life in small-town England, I found myself craving a challenge. After quitting my job and selling everything I owned, I bought a campervan for £1,000 and hit the road in October 2011 with £500 in my pocket and no real plan other than to see as much of the world as possible.

Since then, I’ve criss-crossed Europe in search of new climbing destinations, whether in the hills and mountains of the Alps or on the sun-kissed sea cliffs of Spain and completed a two-year lap around Australia, all while living out of vans that I converted myself for less than a few thousand pound each. Five years, three campervans and thousands of miles across two continents later, I am ready to take on a new challenge.

In April 2017, I set off on the trip of a lifetime — one of the hardest trips I’ll ever take — swapping four wheels for two as I attempt to circumnavigate the globe by bicycle. Why? I’m an avid climber, trekker and mountaineer, and am ready for something new. I’ve been a climbing instructor for 10 years and always enjoyed the freedom of cycling. Plus, I’m still obsessed with travel and intrigued by the people who share this beautiful planet.

Whatever you can give - I'm very grateful for your support on this trip and helping me reach my target of rasing £50,000 for Unicef UK. Donating through Gofundme is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Gofundme – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails.

I'll be updating the blog section of my website, along with adding pictures and a video diary, whilst I'm away so be sure to stop by and see where I am. If I happen to cycling near to you then let me know, it would be great to meet up.

Thanks for your support
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Well what a change. I’ve been in Thailand a little under three weeks now and boy have things heated up. I left Bangkok and things were pretty flat for the first 400km until I reached the city of Tak but then I started to encounter big hills and soaring temperatures, often up into the 40’s. The last week has been tough going but I’ve now arrived in Chiang Mai and just had my first shower in a long time. Feels so good to be clean again. As always, thanks to everyone who has donated to my fundraising. It means the world to me. Loads more updates and pictures at the website. Don’t forget you can help just as much as making a donation by sharing this post to your friends and encouraging them to do the same. Thanks again and I’ll be back online soon
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In three days it’ll be time for me to leave Nepal and catch my flight to Bangkok. Nepal has been amazing, the mountains stunning and the people so friendly, I’m really going to miss this country but I’m also looking forward to what lays ahead over the next few months as I head through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. A bit of heat wouldn’t go amiss now as well. Fingers crossed the bike arrives safely after its flight. As always, thank you to everyone who has donated to my cause, it means so much to me and to so many disadvantaged children around the world. To keep up to date with reports from the road, be sure to follow along on social media by searching for pedaling the globe or visit www.pedalingtheglobe.com. Thanks again
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After the beautiful chaos of India I needed some time back in nature. Since the beginning of the new year I’ve been in Nepal and spent the festive period cycling the Annapurna circuit, the perfect getaway to clear the mind. I’m now back in Pokhara, nepal, and will soon leave for Kathmandu. You can read my full write up of my trip into the Himalayas on the Facebook page. As always, thank you to all those that have donated to my chosen cause, UNICEF UK. Your support is amazing and goes along way to help those children most in need.
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After a crazy month cycling 1200km across India I’ve now finally arrived in Nepal and made my way 170km inland to the city of Pokhara. Nepal is a much needed change from the crazy traffic, noise and air pollution of India and whats more I’m now back in the tent camping again, despite the cold I couldn’t be happier. Thanks to everyone who continues to donate to my cause, it means so much to me and those children who unicef supports around the globe. . If you’d like to donate in time for Christmas then please do head over to www.pedalingtheglobe.com where 100% of all donations go to directly to unicef.

Thanks again and I’ll be back with another’s update soon
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£370 of £1,500 goal

Raised by 12 people in 11 months
Created March 13, 2017
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£20
Anonymous
1 month ago
NC
£20
Nicola Cole
2 months ago

Hope you are enjoying Nepal, it's a magical place. Try the momo ( delicious). Love Nicola, Adrian, Solomon and Imogen x

£20
Anonymous
4 months ago
JO
£100
Juliet O'Neill
5 months ago

Hi Sam, enjoy some decent coffee.....which I know you must be missing! xxxx

NC
£20
Nicola Cole
6 months ago

Sent with love from Adrian, Nicola, Solomon and Imogen

RS
£10
Richard Sharpe
10 months ago

Have a drink on me Sam, top effort. Hope all goes well.

£5
Victoria Cooke
10 months ago
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Good luck Sam, donated to your Just Giving page, but this is for you, for yourself. Safe travels xx

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