The Heart Foundation have asked us to publicise this public ‘welcome home’ for a Kiwi who is completing a fantastic odyssey on his bike. Get along there, or contribute to his fund raising for heart health.
Jeremy Scott is a man on a mission.
Earlier this year he started cycling from his flat in London. His destination? New Zealand.
Help us welcome Jeremy home this weekend!
Where: Where: Auckland Medical School, 85 Park Rd (opposite Auckland Hospital)
When: Sunday May 25, 10.45am for an 11am arrival
Jeremy has cycled a mammoth 50,000km on an epic journey to raise funds for the British and New Zealand Heart Foundations.
His journey has taken him through more than 30 countries and he is documenting his journey on his website www.quinsadventure.wordpress.com
Jeremy was born with a heart defect and is keen to support the Heart Foundation so that research can benefit New Zealanders affected by heart problems.
“By donating through my webpage you will be helping the Heart Foundation continue its vital work in research, cardiac rehabilitation, education programmes and resources.”
He has biked up mountains, battled through snow and sand storms and is having the adventure of a lifetime.
“I wanted to test myself both physically and mentally. I wanted to see what I was capable of so around the world I started cycling,” he says.
“I have cycled in 20 degrees below freezing, cycled through sandstorms and typhoons. I have had some incredibly unpleasant encounters with Iranian Mafia, Iranian Military, Uzbek thieves and Filipono Mafia yet I consider this adventure the most incredible challenge I have ever attempted.”
At night he mostly stays in a tent but sometimes has sought refuge in half completed buildings and barns.
His family are in awe of his undertaking.
“From our family’s perspective, Jeremy’s efforts are staggering. Being here with him in Indonesia for his short rest break of 2 weeks, we have heard so many incredible stories, and his stamina and goal continue to astound us,” says sister Melanie.
“What Jeremy is achieving for himself and the Heart Foundation is simply incredible. Saying we are proud, just doesn’t cover it”.
Jeremy’s entire journey is self-funded and unassisted by a support crew, with all funds raised along the way going to the Heart Foundation.
To donate visit: http://www.heartracer.org.nz/JeremyScott/