I started collecting for foodbanks across the UK in 2018 after being inspired by Fans Supporting Foodbanks, a group of football fans in Liverpool.

With others, I then oversaw the collection of food and other household items which together supplied more than 2,000 households with food and items like nappies, sanitary products and other household goods.

During the pandemic we raised more than £1,500 in donations, which resulted in donations to more than 30 foodbanks across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

In January 2021 I decided to raise awareness and hopefully donations by cycling the route shown in the map, taking in foodbanks in 

Billericay, Hull, Edinburgh, Skelmersdale, Rhyl, Belfast, Cork, Bude, Romford and Basildon over a total distance of 2,092.4km.

I started my cycle on 18th February 2021. Links to foodbanks in each of the locations I am cycling to are also shown below. Please do what you can to share this adventure and to help raise money for foodbanks in any location not just those I am aiming to help. 

All donations are welcome direct to any foodbank and show that together we agree there is no place for hunger in our society.

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Supported Foodbanks

Billericay Foodbank ​| Hull Foodbank | Edinburgh Foodbank | Skelmersdale Foodbank | Rhyl Foodbank | North Belfast Foodbank | Cork Foodbank | Bude Foodbank | Romford Foodbank ​| Basildon Foodbank



Progress (last updated 24th May 2021)

  • Cumulative time taken is 27 hours and 52 minutes

  • Cumulative distance so far is 693km

  • Cumulative calories so far is 11,020 calories