Alumnus embarks on round-the-world charity motorcycle ride
St Hugh’s alumnus Philip James (Chemistry, 1999) has embarked on an ambitious motorcycle ride around the world to raise money for the charity Wine to Water. His journey will cover close to 30,000 miles, pass through 50 countries and visit some of the most desolate and destitute areas of the world to help raise awareness for, and assist in, providing the aid these places require.
Philip’s journey starts across the United States and into Canada. From there he will ship his bike to Russia, ride across Siberia during its brief summer, cross Central Asia and the Celestial Mountains, then enter Eastern Europe. After a brief recovery there, he will head south to Tangiers and across the Sahara before following the west coast of Africa down to Cape Town, and up to the East Coast.
Wine to Water is a non-profit aid organisation that is focused on providing clean water to those in need around the world. Nearly 1 billion people today lack access to adequate water and sanitation and Wine to Water are devoted to fighting this epidemic.
You can follow Philip’s expedition at his blog and if you are inspired to donate 100% of all proceeds raised will go directly to Wine to Water. As little as $1 can provide clean water to one person for a year. You can also follow Philip on twitter.
Pictured: Philip and 'Jessica' his 2012 BMW G650GS Sertao. Photo courtesy of Philip's Wine and Water blog.