In 2009 a a high school friend of mine died of a Brain Tumor. I am going to do an expedition to raise money for Brain Tumor research to help stop others going through what he did. This is going to be a huge challenge, and require lots of effort and input, but it will be worth it if you can help in any way please comment or pm me
To cycle the circumference of Ireland on a unicycle to raise funds and awareness for charity.
Charities - Brain Tumor Trust & 1 other, Irish charity?
raise £2000+ for charity
complete 800+ miles on a unicycle
Raise awareness for Brain Tumors
encourage the sport of unicycling
use of media for publishing, marketing & reflection
WHAT & HOW
– unicycle the circumference of Ireland by road and cycle track.
approx 1000 miles, at average of 30 mpd = 33 days cycle + 2days rest per week
= 42 days + travel & prep tim
WHO - I am trying to gather a team of 2-4 unicyclists (via word of mouth & advertising on forums), however if there is not enough interest I will endeavour to complete the expedition as a lone unicyclist.
I am also keen to get two wheeled cyclists involved, as they would be a great asset to the expedition to help boost moral and more importantly provide instant support / back up should we need it. As is apparent, Bikes can carry significantly more than Unicycles
After much research into Unicycle Tours, it has become apparent that I will also most likely need a support vehicle. The logistics of which greatly depend on the size of the team committed to the ride.
WHEN – TBC, approx 15th July 2011
For inspiration visit - http://www.unitours.org/ which has a magnitude of information on past and upcoming unicycle tours.
if you are interested in helping get the charity expedition affiliated, or even feel up for the ride, do comment on here or send me a PM. It is vital that logistical planning gets underway asap.
Currently i am aware that to complete the expedition we are going to need: (however am open to your suggestions/advice/expertise wherever you see a gap!)
A logistical mastermind who is good at PR and Marketing
Some keen cyclists who can commit to the time frame and provide support on the road.
A support vehicle and Driver to carry equipment and provide further back-up support, as well as logistical organisation on the road.
AS MANY COMMITTED UNICYCLISTS AS WE CAN MUSTER
see discussions on unicycle forums - http://www.emeraldcircus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1269 and http://www.unicycle.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=464
look forward to hearing from you