Posted by: Huw Thomas | June 19, 2011

Six weeks to go!

This journey has been our life for more than ten months now – which makes it really weird to think that in exactly six weeks time it’ll all be over.

L: Day One - leaving Vancouver on 8th August last year. R: Arriving in Rawlins, Wyoming, nearly two months later.

We’re due to cycle into ShelterBox HQ in Helston on Sunday 31st July and have really mixed feelings about it all ending. Riding almost every day gets strangely addictive – as does being outside all the time, seeing lots of new places, meeting loads of people… and raising money for a cause we really believe in.

On the other hand, there will be plus points: sleeping in the same bed for more than a few days at a time, not having to worry about getting to our destination on time etc. Overall, though, I think we will really miss it.

L: The five-hour wait for our flight to Brisbane in March. R: Unpacking the tandem ready to leave Greenwich on 2nd May.

However, we can’t keep going forever – not sure if the bike, our bodies or our savings could cope with that!

So, the end of the ride is in sight and we plan on getting to Helston at about 11.30am. Hopefully, we’ll have a few family and friends there to greet us – so if you want to come and give us a cheer as we cycle those last few yards, please come along!



  1. You’ve worn us out just reading the posts!

    • Hi Sue. Was thinking we need to give you a call. Hope we’re still okay for Wednesday – look forward to seeing you all.

  2. Guys, truly huge effort. Well done. I can imagine there’s a whole bag of mixed feelings as you draw near the finish line. There’s always next time! Sadly won’t make it to Helston on July 31st, but would love to be there…

  3. Hey there guys
    So, the final leg – or is that last legs?
    So look forward to speaking soon
    Enjoy the applause. You both deserve then all
    Keith x

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