At age 20, I am an undergraduate UBC student studying environmental geography and have been actively climbing, cycling, skiing and running for the past 5 years around BC's west coast. I have an immense passion for exploration and the drive to push my body to the limit. As an avid environmentalist, I know that society needs to urgently cut its carbon emissions to a safe level. Cycling is my preferred choice of transportation and it has long been a dream of mine to undertake a long ride across a continent.
My goals for this trip are to make a short film in order to inspire others to take part on their own self propelled adventures. I also hope that we will be able to convey to others that we urgently need to change our environmental policies in order to protect our planet.
My thirst for exploration, new experiences and the desire to see a sustainable society will be what drives me from Lisbon to Istanbul this summer. I hope others will be inspired by this tour to support sustainable policy.
I am 22 years old and a recent university graduate. Not satisfied with the idea of immediately working the 9-5, I've decided to take off and explore. Although not an experienced cyclist, I grew up with a love of sports and the outdoors, and am excited by the challenge this tour will present to my mind and body.
The idea of traveling slowly appeals to me from both a cultural and environmental standpoint. Biking through a country allows one to gain a much fuller experience, while also abiding by the important ‘leave-no-trace’ philosophy of outdoor enthusiasts who believe we should aim to reduce our impact while enjoying nature.
I graduated with a business degree as marketing major, and have an interest in environmental studies. I believe there is no question over the fact that our society and my generation will need to make drastic changes to our current lifestyle in order to become more sustainable and combat climate change. I would like to start my career in the green industry, and will use this tour to inspire myself to generate fresh ideas that will promote positive change.