Young Belfast Celt on World Cycle Tour for Charity

A young Celtic supporter from Belfast - Brendan Barnes - has just started on his 2 year cycle trip round the world on behalf of the charity Project Zambia. The Project was started by the staff and students of St Mary's Christian Brothers School (CBS) in Belfast in response the cry of the poverty-stricken people of the compounds of Lusaka in Zambia. 

Since then the project has grown, spreading to communities throughout BelfastHis blog and stories (especially about the glacier dam breaking) are well worth reading. Follow Brendan on his trip of a lifetime and please support Brendan with a donation - he is taking 2 years out of his life to help others.

Brendan's trip wlll see him cycle 25,000 miles through some of the world’s harshest climates and toughest terrain. The trip began  in Alaska , into the vastness of the Yukon, down through British Colombia into the US via Washington, Oregon, Califormia, Nevada, Utah, Arizona. Through Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and into Argentina. 


                         


From there Brendan heads for Cape Town, South Africa and through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Belgium, France, England and then up to Liverpool.

"From there, I will get the boat home to Belfast and cycle the last 5 miles to my front door where i know a nice bed and a home cooked meal will be waiting," says our intrepid cyclist. You will find him here www.thebigcycle.com. Donations can be made here.

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Tags: Diaspora History, News, Sports

Comment by Gerry Regan on June 10, 2013 at 2:07pm

Eddie, thanks for apprising us of this. I'm hoping we can get Brendan on board as a member, helping connect him with members for lodging, meals, TLC and such.

Comment by Belfast Celtic Society on June 10, 2013 at 2:26pm
Great idea Ger :-) Brendan is very contactable - FB and Email
Comment by Ryan O'Rourke on June 11, 2013 at 11:10am

Neat stuff, guys!  Thanks for sharing this with The Wild Geese community.

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