Just over a year ago Betty Cottam and Joel Black met at Glastonbury and fell in love. To celebrate their first anniversary they left Glastonbury and began their journey to the east on a mammoth bike ride to raise funds for two charities – Siddhartha Foundation in Nepal and Bloodbikes in the UK. Rainbow Zebra, a Bristol company who support good causes, are sponsoring the journey and have set up a website for them. You can follow cycleEAST by reading this blog and tracking them in Googlemaps.
Betty is a qualified ESOL teacher and avid cyclist and has traveled widely. Her first substantial trip was to Africa and since then she has longed to make this journey to India. Joel is parting company with his known life as a chef in Bristol and sees this as an opportunity to make changes in his life – he has already stopped smoking!
Together they make an intrepid couple who will make the journey with determination and enjoy every kilometre they cover, and that’s a lot of kilometers!
Soon they will be adding information on how you can donate to their chosen charities.
But for now, enjoy their posts and spread the word!