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What’s in a name

Blog for Poverty is changing!! But don’t worry only the name.

I felt I needed a name that better reflected what I actually blog about and would be more appropriately suited to topics I want to blog in the future.

So . . . . Blog For Poverty is becoming . . . .

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Over the next few days expect to find a few changes and updates as I slowly move everything over to the new domain www.eatpraypedal.com.

I am keeping all my old blog posts and the details of my recent 4000 mile cycle ride from the Arctic to Africa are all staying too. If you already follow my blog then you don’t need to do anything, the lovely people at wordpress will transfer my followers to my new domain.

Let me know what you think of the new name, it took a long time to come up with it. I’m excited to be continuing my blog under a new name, I have lots of new ideas and topics I want to share with you over the coming weeks.

More to come soon . . .

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Arctic to Africa

The End of an Adventure

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My adventure has now sadly come to an end and I would like to start this update by saying a massive thank you to every single one of you who has read my blog, prayed for me or given financially. I could not have completed the cycling without your on going encouragement and support.

As a team we have currently raised Β£6,900 ($10,700) for the children of Santrokofi Ghana and there are more donations still coming in everyday. I cycled approximately 4000 miles (6400km) in 56 days averaging roughly 90 miles (145km) a day. My bike had one broken spoke and a new rear wheel but didn’t have a single puncture the entire trip!

My team mates Ash, Chris and Tom alongside Raising Hope Foundation Chairwoman Kinza Mason cycled in to Santrokofi Ghana yesterday to a crowd of cheering children with party poppers and banners welcoming them to their community. They will now spend two weeks running a summer school for the children. I am so proud of what the guys have achieved and they are going to have a wonderful time teaching the kids. My finances just couldn’t stretch as far as Ghana so for now I look forward to hearing all about the summer school and I hope I will make it to Santrokofi another time.

In the meantime I have more stories from my time cycling from the Arctic to Africa and plenty of cycling tips and tricks that I would like to share on my blog. So check back regularly.

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Chris, Kinza, Ash and Tom arriving in Santrokofi Ghana yesterday.

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How it all began : The Video

I’ve put together a short video of myself and the team cycling the first few days of the Arctic to Africa trip. The video includes cycling the first 20 miles up to the Nordkapp. The most stunning scenery I think of the entire trip.

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We had a rest day in Barcelona a few weeks ago. I enjoyed getting lost in the Gothic Quarter, stumbling across the famous Gaudi buildings and eating paella. One of my favourite city’s of the trip.

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Arctic to Africa

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Into Africa

I’m writing this on the ferry crossing over to Africa. I can’t quite describe how I feel. I am excited to be going to another continent, exhausted from all the cycling, amazed at what I have achieved and apprehensive about entering Morocco in cycling shorts as a female.

I can’t quite believe that I can say that I have cycled from the Arctic to Africa. 5 months ago when I started thinking about taking part on this trip I thought I was nuts. I didn’t tell many people to begin with because I knew others would tell me I couldn’t do it. I didn’t even own a bike at the time and I wouldn’t exactly say I was in good shape to be signing up for such a challenge.

I am now only three days away from Casablanca, my end destination. I have no idea what to expect when I get off the ferry and I have no idea how I will feel when the cycling is finally over. To be honest I’m not sure what I am going to do with my time, I’m so used to waking up every morning and getting on a bike.

Written on the 21st July 2013.

20130729-201244.jpgHere I am moments from cycling off the ferry into Africa.

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