AAB are proud sponsors of Pedal The Pond

Make your donation here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/PedalThePond


The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust aims to:


·         Equip young people to look after their mental well being.

·         Help people recognise the signs of depression in themselves and others so they know when to seek help.

·         Ensure expert and evidence-based help is available when people need it.


They do this by:


·         Delivering talks to young people and those who work with them about how to stay mentally well

·         Providing training to primary health care and other professionals in identifying and supporting those with depression

·         Providing training and self-help resources to universities and student-led organisations to promote resilience and mental wellbeing

·         Supporting research and teaching in evidence-based therapies at the Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Readin


The Mission:


There has been only one successful recorded crossing of the Atlantic by pedal power alone. This was done by Jason Lewis and Steve Smith as part of their Expedition 360 campaign which saw the pair circumnavigate the globe by manpower alone. The intrepid pair set off on the 4,500 mile leg of their journey from Portugal on the 13 October 1994 and arrived 111 days later in Miami, Florida. 

This has inspired the ‘Pedal The Pond’ team to attempt to get into the history books.


The route is dubbed in rowing terms as the toughest race on the planet and spans just over 3000 miles from San Sebastian in La Gomera (28oN 18oW) to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua (17oN 61oW). If successful this will be the first time in human history this particular route has ever been completed by pedal power alone.

The team is hoping to complete the journey in 45-60 days thus creating at least two world records


Once under way, the Pedal the Pond Team will face a constant battle with fear, sleep deprivation, salt sores, sunburn, blisters, dehydration, rationed food and cramped, wet conditions not to mention extreme weather for at least 60 days. The boys will take it in turn to pedal in pairs two hours on two hours off non-stop, day and night, until they reach Antigua.


Make your donation here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/PedalThePond

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5 June 2017