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Nick
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Nick: Cycling 2000 miles from Perth, WA, to Adelaide, SA.

from 15 Mar 2012 - 16 May 2012 in Australia

I'm cycling from Perth to Adelaide. 2000 miles in two months. (Much of this goes through the Nullarbor desert.) As summer begins to cool, around mid-March 2012, I'll be setting off with very full panniers and a scared look on my face.

Along the way I'll be volunteering on organic farms in the rural parts of WA and SA (so far including a vineyard, a berry orchard and an arts/growing space), as well as meeting up with small press and self-publishing groups in the cities. Through these encounters I will be learning about, and from, the lives and experiences of Australian people. Whilst having grown up in Australia myself, I moved away when I was 11. This is also my chance to encounter the country, and its people, as an adult.

In Bristol (UK) I'm involved in self-publishing comix and coordinating a collaborative zine. As I cycle across Aus and meet its people I'll be writing and drawing several zines documenting my experiences.

And if I've still got the legs for it, I'll keep cycling on to Melbourne.

You'll be able to follow my progress at velosolo.wordpress.com.

By sponsoring this ride you're not handing out cash, instead you're taking action. Follow the instructions on the right, browse the DoActions and find one (or more) that suits you, then make your pledge(s).

You'll pledge to do your chosen action for two months, over the period that I'm cycling.

In solidarity!

Nick.

* * *

This cycle wouldn't have been possible without support from:

- Strada Cycles
- Morvelo Bicycle Apparel
- Brooks England
- Mercian Cycles
- Rapha
- And of course friends and family.

Nick

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List of pledges
Total saved: 3,801 kg CO2

19 Apr 2012
Confirmed savings of 3KG of CO2
I don't need all this tea in my life: Hope your having fun on your bike, can't wait to see you and hear about your travels
Simon M pledged Tea time
19 Mar 2012
Confirmed savings of 3KG of CO2
14 Mar 2012
Confirmed savings of 6KG of CO2
02 Mar 2012
Potential savings of 27KG of CO2
No sleeping or standing by, it's all going off....for two months to start with.....
hilwalk pledged Tea time
02 Mar 2012
Potential savings of 5KG of CO2
i'm going to be doing precision-measuring so that in a couple of weeks time it should be in my muscle memory!
RCh pledged Veg out
26 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 55KG of CO2
23 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 27KG of CO2
Neek! Sorry I missed your departure! I look forward to reading about your progress! Best keep this short though - I need to start my pledge now & switch off!x
20 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 27KG of CO2
I am turning off (and unplugging) my laptop when I stop using it, instead of just closing it.
20 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 20KG of CO2
19 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 14KG of CO2
Happy pedalling Mr Nicholai!
19 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 3KG of CO2
What a bloody brilliant idea this is! Love it :-) I will commit to my pledge! Good luck xxx
16 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 55KG of CO2
I'm going to cut out 90% of my weekly meat meetings (i.e. dinners/lunches and sometimes breakfasts). Good luck on your ride.
14 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
Nick, May the wind be at your back and a smile on your face
14 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 220KG of CO2
Good luck!
robosk pledged Tap it
13 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 7KG of CO2
I will miss the fizz, but hey...
13 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 120KG of CO2
Great trip you are on Nick...we are with you in spirit..
paolo pledged Veg out
13 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 20KG of CO2
13 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 6KG of CO2
About time I sorted this out, so why not, eh.
12 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 5KG of CO2
Wishing you all the best for your cycle from Perth to Adelaide, Nick. I think this form of sponsorship is a really great idea! Leo :)
imemi pledged Step up
12 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 13KG of CO2
Good luck, Nick! Have fun!
Peajay35 pledged Veg out
11 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 24KG of CO2
11 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 1KG of CO2
11 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 27KG of CO2
Here's 27kg of CO2 pledged
10 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 117KG of CO2
a_f_p pledged Tap it
10 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 14KG of CO2
I don't actually buy them myself but I drink the complimentary ones at work. Will stop.
a_f_p pledged Step up
10 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
a_f_p pledged Do diet
10 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 2KG of CO2
Goodbye Mr. Chips...
a_f_p pledged Veg out
10 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 40KG of CO2
Pledge number one...
10 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 13KG of CO2
Good luck Nick - bugger those stairs
bsoucek pledged Veg out
10 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 8KG of CO2
bsoucek pledged Step up
10 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
bsoucek pledged Do diet
10 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
matty pledged Veg out
09 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 55KG of CO2
i pledge to eat very little if any animal flesh, and if i do, it has come from a happy place in the west country.
09 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 100KG of CO2
well this was something that i needed to do, so I suppose that you'll be the push to make me do it :)
09 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 40KG of CO2
Best of luck Nick! Watch out for the Dingos ;)
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 28KG of CO2
Go Nick! If you can cycle across Australia for 2 months, I can eat much less meat for 2 months!

From: 71 pledges

09 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 68KG of CO2
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 9KG of CO2
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 30KG of CO2
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 1KG of CO2
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 61KG of CO2
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 6KG of CO2
Brilliant - I've been looking for a reason to encourage my housemate to compost!
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 2KG of CO2
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 15KG of CO2
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 55KG of CO2
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 20KG of CO2
I pledge to further reduce my meat intake, just so that you can fly half way around the world and have fun cycling across australia
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 328KG of CO2
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 36KG of CO2
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 18KG of CO2
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 19KG of CO2
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 116KG of CO2
Elisa pledged Veg out
09 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 55KG of CO2
Have an amazing time Nick!
09 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 3KG of CO2
Hey Nick thanks for this really good idea break a leg oh no wait whats the play about...?
09 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 40KG of CO2
08 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 220KG of CO2
Acers! x
08 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 26KG of CO2
08 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 55KG of CO2
Heather pledged Tintin
08 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 11KG of CO2
RedJess pledged Step up
08 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 3KG of CO2
I will stop using the lift at work while you're away, and maybe my legs will get as fit as yours will be!
GrahamF pledged Veg out
08 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 24KG of CO2
I pledge to have only veg meals more often! That may include less bacon...
08 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 85KG of CO2
this is the kick up the back side i need to get on a bike
08 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 17KG of CO2
Whenever I make a cup of tea I'll think of you Nick! Looking forward to reading about your travels :)
Ceri pledged Veg out
08 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 24KG of CO2
08 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 8KG of CO2
we pledge to not eat weekly/monday suasages ! aw tough !
Beckyu pledged Step up
08 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 5KG of CO2
08 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 18KG of CO2
08 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 129KG of CO2
xxoo
aidan pledged Do diet
08 Feb 2012
Potential savings of 36KG of CO2
ciao cheese
08 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 656KG of CO2
I was thinking perhaps of going abroad for my hen do, but if we do then we'll get a train. As there will 4+ on my hen-do that's at least 8 flights.
08 Feb 2012
Confirmed savings of 18KG of CO2
I'm going to aim for no plastic at all, I can't really see me making it with the state of shopping as it is but I'll try.
25 Jan 2012
Potential savings of 310KG of CO2