Charity Guinness World Record bid kicks off

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Today, 22-year-old Henry Crew set off on an epic journey with the intention of becoming the youngest person to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle. A feat which, if all goes well, will see him ride over 35,000 miles through 35 countries and take in six continents.

The Brit will be riding a Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled for the attempt and will be raising funds and awareness for the Movember Foundation, which is a charity that focuses on men’s health.

“Their causes are something I can really relate to,” said Crew, “especially the men’s mental health ones.  It’s all too common and there’s not enough awareness about it.”

Having lost three friends to suicide, Henry is more than determined to succeed and aims to raise over £35,000, or £1 for every mile ridden.

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“I have been planning this journey for eight months and can’t think of a better charity partner for this trip than Movember,” he said. “Not only have they created a great community which has existing connections with motorcycles, but they also fight for causes which are close to my heart - specifically mental health. I have had my own struggles with mental health, particularly during my time at university and have also experienced a scary amount of mental health issues within my friendship group.”

The current Guinness World Record is held by 24-year-old Kane Avellano, from South Shields, at 233 days. To break this, Henry will need to return to the UK by Friday May 10, 2019, having ridden through UK, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Malaysia, Australia (Perth - Brisbane), Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, USA, Morocco, Spain, France and finally back to the UK! Phew…

To find out more, and donate, visit Henry’s website by clicking here where he will be doing regular updates and blogs of his progress.

 

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Jon Urry

By Jon Urry

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