Wednesday 2nd May 2018
In January 2016, Mark Kemp turned his back on 'conventional life' and set off on a journey around the world, with the aim of raising £10,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Not only did he succeed in circumnavigating the planet with no one but his motorbike, Bertha, for company, he also smashed his fundraising target, which is now a monumental £25,000. If he reaches his total, the money raised could cover the full cost of one of our Lead Nurses to work for almost six months, an incredible contribution to our vital work.
For his next challenge, Mark has chosen to go halfway around the world, heading to some much remoter locations, some of which won't even have any roads to ride on. He'll be going through Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria before spending a week in Turkey. From there, he'll head through Georgia and up to Moscow, then back down to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia before finally taking the Road of Bones to Magadan.
Mark says he's excited to take in plenty of history and some stunning views along the way, but he also said:
It's only a half lap of the world this time but 18-20,000 miles in 14 weeks is going to be tough. I hope me and Bertha are up to it!
We're sure Mark's more than up to the challenge, but if you'd like to spur him on, please do consider making a donation to his JustGiving page. He's already reached over £18,000 before leaving, which is an amazing achievement, but there's still a way to go. He'll also be updating his Facebook page with some fantastic photos of the sites he sees along the way.