We meet Cycling Scouser, Andy Rogerson to talk about his epic journey
Just two weeks ago Cycling Scouser, Andy Rogerson completed his incredible 150 day journey from Shanghai to Liverpool all in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust. Whilst away Andy was awarded a prestigious Liverpool Echo Pride of Mersey Award, managed to raise over £20,000 and clock up over 10,000 miles on his bike. Jay caught up with Andy for a fascinating chat, back on the spot he completed his mammoth journey on the Pier Head. Not only did Andy fill Jay in on the high’s and low’s of the adventure but also gave us some news about his next epic money raising trip in 2016. This is a must watch video and we think you will agree he is one amazing guy. Huge congrats from all of us here at The Guide Liverpool.
You can still sponsor him with all money raised going to the Anthony Nolan Trust www.justgiving.com/shanghai2liverpool
Andy’s full blog can be found on his website, well worth a read http://www.cyclingscouser.com/blog/
There is a taster as to what you can expect below…
I‘m Andrew Rogerson, a 29 year old from Liverpool who has an affinity for exciting, daring adventures, all to raise money for Leukemia and other blood cancer Charities.
Over the past few years, I’ve climbed the highest mountains in both Europe and Africa, as well cycling down the coast of Vietnam. Each trip has increased my thirst for adventure, which has eventually led to this, 10,000 mile cycle from Shanghai to Liverpool.
Thankfully, I‘ve got an understanding employer who’ve agreed to give me 5 months off work, sadly however, this means the trip has a very tight deadline.
I’ll be blogging my journey, feel free to follow for updates.
China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, UK For a large part of the trip, I’ll be cycling along the historical Silk Road, where I’ll be going up to 5 days without seeing anybody. That means no shops for water, for food, or for help. If something goes wrong, It’ll be totally up to me to figure it out. Planning is key! For these long terms away from everybody, I’m going to be carrying all the water and food with me. – See more at: http://www.cyclingscouser.com/the-journey/#sthash.37eQW6d0.dpuf
Anthony Nolan, the UK’s blood cancer charity and bone marrow register, provides life saving help to people suffering from blood cancer. They rely not only on people joining the register, but also donating, so they can carry on saving lives.
It is absolutely essential that the register continues to grow. Every person who signs up, is potentially another life saved.