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16,000km and 29 months later, British Cyclists return to the UK

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Bikeabout London – Join us!

Bikeabout London | Liz & Chris in MongoliaTemperatures of 40°C in Malaysia and Australia, 4000m mountain passes in China, teaching English in a remote hill tribe village in Thailand, sand storms in the Gobi desert and a wedding engagement en route, have all been part of the adventure for Chris Leakey and Liz Wilton.

The couple flew from England to Auckland, New Zealand in September 2009 and started cycling back home, through Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and France.

Liz and Chris are celebrating the end of the journey with cycling events in Greenwich, London and Ambleside in Cumbria. Dubbed ‘Bikeabout London’ and ‘Bikeabout Ambleside’.

The couple hope the events will raise awareness of the charity Child’s Dream that they have been supporting throughout their trip.  Their aim is to raise £20,000 to build a school in Southeast Asia for underprivileged children.

At each event there will be a raffle and an auction to win prizes donated by some of their sponsors.  All proceeds go towards building  the school. Those wishing to make larger or additional donations can do so from the bikeabout website, or on the day.

Bikeabout London will take place  on Saturday 11th February 2012, starting in Gravesend and ending at The Gypsy Moth Pub in Greenwich.  You are invited to join Liz and Chris for the last few miles on your bike, to celebrate the success of their journey and welcome them home. The ride will end at the The Gypsy Moth Pub in Greenwich where there will be an opportunity to meet Chris and Liz, as well as joining their fundraising party during the afternoon.

Bikeabout Ambleside will finish in Ambleside on the 19th February 2012 times and details to be confirmed.

At each event Chris and Liz will be giving a short speech and there will be time to answer questions before the celebrating begins. To contact the couple before the events for interviews and for more details, please see our Bikeabout London web page.

mobile : 07736970101  |  email: hello@bikeabout.co.uk

Bikeabout London Information

Starting at Gravesend, Chris and Liz will be picking up the Sustrans cycle network on National Route 1. This is 90% traffic free and runs along the river, passing through Dartford, Erith, Woolwich and ending in Greenwich, a total of 24 miles.

Bikeabout London Route map

You can join the ride at any point, and you can ride as far as you wish. Meeting points will be near rail stations, at the following locations:

  • 9.45am Baltic Wharf, Gravesend (24 miles to Greenwich)
  • 11am The Hufflers Arms, Hythe Rd, Dartford (16 miles to Greenwich)
  • 11.50am Riverside Gardens, Erith (10 miles to Greenwich)
  • 12.30pm Pond Wharf, Woolwich  (4 miles to Greenwich)
  • 1pm The Gypsy Moth, Greenwich!

See our website for more detailed information and maps of the locations.

The Gypsy Moth, GreenwichThe Gypsy Moth Pub

www.thegipsymothgreenwich.co.uk/

60 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9BL.

Nearest Underground tube stations are: Cutty Sark or Greenwich. Nearest train station is: Maize Hill. If you are driving, there is an NCP carp park off Romney Road, A206, near the University.

To contact Liz and Chris about 11th or 19th February 2012, please email: hello@bikeabout.co.uk or call Liz on 07736 970101.

Join Bikeabout London and Bikeabout Ambleside.

Bring your friends and family!

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