A couple from Skipton in Yorkshire are bidding to become the first people in the world to cycle through every national park in the UK in just 30 days.
Josh Kian and Sarah Grace Morgan are undertaking the gruelling challenge in to raise awareness of biodiversity loss in the UK and to raise money Trees for Life, a rewilding charity in the Scottish Highlands.
According to Josh and Sarah nearly 60% of wildlife species in the country’s national parks are in decline, which they say are crucial to tackling climate. The couple are calling for the areas to be protected from further damage.
The journey will begin in September and will see the couple cycle around 70 miles every day for 30 continuous days. Their cycle will see them take in all 15 of the national parks, including the Brecon Beacons in Wales, Dartmoor in England and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs in Scotland.
If our ride can help inspire others to embrace the nature around them, we’ll consider that a success. After the last two years, I think we can all appreciate how vital wild spaces are, for nature’s sake, and for our own wellbeing too.
Money raised by the couple will go directly to Trees for Life’s tree plantation projects, biodiversity programs and wildlife reintroduction schemes. According to Sarah, woodlands are the most biodiverse habitats in the UK, yet the country has less woodland than nearly all other countries in Europe.
Josh and Sarah’s challenge is being also supported by the charity The Vegan Society and they will be doing the journey entirely on a vegan diet.
You can find out more, donate or help spread the word on Josh and Sarah’s fundraising page https://gofund.me/3e398cb6
The challenge is also being documented on their YouTube channel Josh & Sarah – Veggie Vagabonds.
Image by Joshua Kian and Sarah Grace Morgan