Thursday, 18 August 2022

Geography teacher on year-long bike ride

Geography teacher on year-long bike ride

A TEACHER has raised £1,500 for Oxfam with an inter-continental cycle ride.

Daniel Moden has taken a year off as head of geography at Icknield Community College in Watlington to make the journey from Canada to South America.

He began in Vancouver in July and then crossed America along the Great Divide Trail, riding through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico in about 50 days.

He entered Mexico in September, where he spent more than two months exploring, and is currently in Guatemala.

He has stayed in hostels or camped overnight, sometimes at the roadside, and has also been taken in by people along the way. Mr Moden said: “As a Brit, I want to show that, post-Brexit, we are still an outward-looking nation which cares about and feels responsibility for the plight of people less fortunate than ourselves.

“I am proud to be cycling for Oxfam and won’t stop pedalling until poverty ends!

“I’m now halfway through my trip and how well it’s all panning out. Guatemala has been a wonderful country to explore and I’m glad to have lingered here and may do so for another two weeks or so.

“I suspect it may be the jewel in the crown of the Central American countries. Beyond this, I have the Andes in my distant sights.”

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