A man who cycled 15,000 miles from England to Australia through 19 countries has returned safely back to his home in Newport, Essex.
Jeremy Reed, a retired newspaper publisher, has previous form in setting himself tough physical challenges. Between 2009 and 2010 he sailed around the world. He followed up this feat by cycling from Newport to John O’Groats and back, via Land’s End! In all he clocked up 2,500 miles. It was when he was planning his next bike trip from Newport in Essex to Newport in Sydney, Australia, that his youngest daughter, Cathryn, decided to move to Melbourne so it seemed the natural thing to do to pay her a visit and add another 670 miles to his journey. Not wanting to waste an opportunity to help a good cause, the 60 year old adventurer has so far raised £3,500 for SOS Childrens Villages, a charity which helps care for orphans and abandoned children. During his epic trip he visited six of the charity’s villages in Croatia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Laos and Indonesia. He is looking to raise up to £10,000 for the charity. Pedal Power!