Hungarian couple Enikő Fadgyas and Balázs Boros are embarking upon an epic adventure: according to their plans, they will leave Budapest’s Heroes Square on 20 March 2015 to cycle across Asia and reach the final destination of New Zealand to raise money for charity.
Their goals are simple: to prove that travel is possible without using polluting methods of transport and, in the meanwhile, fulfill their old dream of an epic voyage across an entire continent. Enikő and Balázs have already made highly exact plans for the entire length of the route, stretching tens of thousands of kilometres.
They are combining the grand adventure with raising money for charity: currently, they are looking for supporters for Bátor Tábor, a Hungarian therapeutical entertainment camp for children battling illness and their families. Balázs has been volunteering for Bátor Tábor – which provides programmes around the year free of charge – for some time now; their goal is to reach 200 people to support the camp with a monthy sum of HUF 1000.
“We have challenged ourselves to cycle at least a thousand kilometres every month, immortalising the route and our experiences in pictures, footage and writing on social networks and media surfaces. To cover our special equipment, we are looking for sponsors who, in turn, get access to advertisement surfaces which interest a lot of people due to the exciting topic. With the help of the media, we invite those who are willing to contribute to a noble cause to long-term commitment. We would be very happy if 200 people could be registered”, they told a local news outlet.
Setting out from Hungary, the trip will see them cycle through Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia before they reach the final destination of New Zealand.
The ambitious pair said they are not training specially for the voyage, adding that they will cycle as much as they are capable of and hitch a ride on a bus, train or lorry if necessary.
Follow their trip on their Facebook page here!
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