Cycle for Foodbanks
I started collecting for foodbanks across the UK in 2018 after being
inspired by Fans Supporting Foodbanks, a group of football fans in
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.
Progress (last updated 10th May 2021)
Cumulative time taken is 23 hours and 16 minutes
Cumulative distance so far is 581km, meaning I have now left Edinburgh and I heading back to England and Skelmersdale in Lancashire on a 268km leg.
Cumulative calories so far is 9,316 calories