Whats the Plan
It begins with a madcap idea, then turns into reality. I have for many years since working in conservation wanted to do more. But what!!!
I love wildlife, photography, motorcycling, and adventure so why couldn’t I combine the lot and do something useful at the same time. Low and behold here I am, with a nutty idea that’s about to become a reality……..an epic tour with an objective, something that’s educational and ultimately for a finite result
To attempt to raise at least £100,000 to be divided between 4 chosen charities
To personally visit 100 Zoos across the UK and mainland Europe.
To hopefull walk the length of the Kruger National Park if we can arrange it
To ride around South Africa (7500km) visiting at least 10 national parks and rehabilitation centres in 2026 ending up at Kruger National Park on 31st May 2026 (It's 100th Anniversary*)
By foot or motorcycle
Within timeframe constraints
Verification. (Proof of challenge completion).
Photographic and certified evidendence of participation and completion
Entrance ticket to said zoo or park
Authentic Challenge Attendance Document (Signed by independent witness at place of visitation)
What could I do that encapsulated all the ideas into one objective. Tell the world, get the masses to spread the word and involve as many people as I can. Well that’s the plan and what I’m ging to do.
Its the way I’m going to tell my story, by visiting 100 zoo’s all over the UK and Europe, then going to Southern Africa to do something similar. Learning what they all do for the bigger picture how its all intrinsically linked, taking photos and video clips to put here online for those that can’t do as I and hopefully my small gesture will ultimately make a difference.
We can all get involved….
So what are you waiting for:
Whatever it is, it can and will help.
So here is the sales pitch.
None of us live under a rock anymore, we are all to aware of what’s happening in the world, be it climate, habitat, wildlife extinction, human suffering or health. One might suggest that the world has never been better, generally we all live longer and healthier, science and medicine along with technology has moved so far forward its beyond comprehension. Sadly though, whilst this is all wonderful and continues to benefit us endlessly, there are still cruel and incurable deceases, human greed increases and the planet, nature and all its inhabitants still suffer. I know I can’t change the course of the world, what I can do is help. This is my way and I hope that you will join me in my endeavour
It will begin in March 2022 and will culminate in May/June 2026.
This isn’t going to be a one off event but a four year journey that I’d like to share and grow as we hopefully travel together.
I appeal to anyone reading this to help me help others.
Please spread the word, get involved or just follow the adventure. I hope it will be inspiring, educating, and ultimately rewarding.
*Albeit the Kruger Park was originally formed in 1889, it was only officially established by proclamation on the 31st May,1926. See our section 'All About The Kruger Park'