The Regenerate team are continuing to prepare for our impending fundraising adventure: the London to Africa cycle tour. We are not a huge professional team tour. We are a small group of young people from the Roehampton estates, along with a select bunch of Regenerate volunteers, with only our bikes, spare tyres and the spirit to succeed! Meet James, one of the volunteers raising money for Regenerate.
I knew Andy who co-founded Regenerate when we were kids. He was the first kid I met on the school bus on the first day at secondary school. I moved to the estate and shared a house with Andy when I was a student and when Andy was beginning to dream Regenerate up.
It’s a great cause that makes a real difference to people that have often had a tough deal in life. I love the idea of kids from the estates receiving opportunities to to see deprived areas in Europe and Africa and being empowered to make a difference.
My fears for the trip are numerous… feeling tired on the first day, the mountains, getting my bike nicked, knee pain, not having enough cycle clothes and realising I’m in worse shape than everyone else.