Determined Sheffield cyclists are gearing up for a mammoth 9,000-mile ride to highlight the plight of the world’s poor.
Three University of Sheffield graduates, a city college student and Norwegian teacher are taking on a gruelling, expedition through nine countries in South East Asia.
They will document the plight of some of the world’s poorest people and efforts being made by international aid agencies to improve their quality of life.
The Action4Asia expedition will set off on January 10 and spend over six months on the journey from Singapore, through Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal and India to Mumbai.
Expedition leader and biologist Dave Cook, aged 23, of Baslow, Derbyshire, will be joined by fellow biologist Paul Cave, also of Baslow.
Norton College creative media student Joseph O’Connor will be making a documentary of the adventure as well as cycling and driving.
Sheffield University graduate Chris Jones will lead a two-week trek to Base Camp Everest towards the end of the expedition in June next year.
PR and communications officer Arja Grenager Soermo, of Norway, will keep a blog.