50 Good Turns Challenge
My next challenge involves physical fitness, friends and philanthropy in ‘50 Good Turns’.
I plan to cycle across all 50 European Countries, with 50 different friends and with the aim to do ‘one good deed’ in each country. You can track me here: my.yb.tl/paulareid.
Not yet knowing what the Good Deeds will involve, I am prepared to take on anything – thinking that some charitable events will be planned and potentially lasting a few days, and some may be spontaneous and reactive, depending on my encounters along the way.
A few friends have already signed up to accompany me – Holland, Monaco and San Marino being some of the more popular requests! Friends so far who have committed include: Alex Alley (my partner who is planning to break the solo, non-stop round-the-world sailing record), Newall Hunter (Grand slam adventurer who has summited all 7 summits in 7 continents and skied to both Poles) and the Coxless Crew (a team of women who recently rowed the Pacific), so I am in good company. So far Russia and Switzerland have yet to be chosen and I’m not sure whether I will be allowed to cycle across the Vatican City!
Paula launched this challenge in September 2016 with a solo cycle down the length of Britain – from John O’Groats to home on the South Coast, covering a distance of 800+ miles. She did this in just over 11 days, helping the homeless on route and camping most nights.
If you would like to cycle a country with me, know of a ‘good deed’ that needs to be done or are willing to offer a cup of tea en route, get in touch!