WE MADE IT!
What is Abbie Bikes Britain?
In late summer 2021 Abbie Barnes cycled from Dunnet Head and John O Groats to The Lizard Point and Lands End, via each of the UK's 15 National Parks and their highest peaks.
This epic 55 day expedition saw Abbie and their partner Anna (who drove the support van) travel over 2000 miles and battle mental ill health, chronic pain, and a number of unanticipated life-challenges along the way. Yet the duo completed this life-changing venture and now have a 3-part film series on YouTube following the highs and lows of their journey.
The purpose of Abbie Bikes Britain was to raise awareness about how:
Check out the interactive map below to view our route!
our green spaces need protecting
community saves lives
mental health matters
our stories deserve to be heard
We are on a mission to create lasting change.
By travelling the length and breadth of the country we have created a National campaign that initiates meaningful conversations about the importance of getting outside into green spaces for the benefit of mental and physical health, and what we can all do to protect them.
We want to not only see people access our nations green spaces for their wellbeing, but to step up to playing an active role in conserving them too. Why? Because being kind and getting involved in something bigger than ourselves can help to increase feelings of happiness, wellbeing, and life satisfaction for people of all ages.
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The Film Series
We have a three-part film series following the highs and lows of our journey which can be watched on YouTube. If you enjoyed these films and would like to support WILD on our mission please feel able to offer a small donation via our GoFundMe Page. 100% of donations go towards actioning positive change across the planet. There are also plenty of other ways you can get stuck in. See below for more!