Moray, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 13, 2009 -- Gloucestershireâs Adam Druett (22) is counting down the days until he tackles a marathon cycle across Britain on behalf of Moray-based conservation charity Trees for Life and Bristol-based sustainable transport charity Sustrans.
Adam, who has been training for the arduous 1,000 mile journey for several months, will set off from Lands End on Tuesday August 18th and aims to reach John OâGroats by Thursday August 27th.
âCycling from Landâs End to John OâGroats has been an ambition of mine ever since I bought my first bike when I was 16. I canât wait to get started and Iâm proud to be doing this on behalf of two charities that are close to my heart,â said Lechlade resident Adam.
Trees for Life is celebrating 20 years of restoring the Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands, recently marking the anniversary with the news that it has now planted 800,000 trees.
Alan Watson Featherstone, Trees for Life Executive Director, said: âWe wish Adam the best of luck on his journey. Support like this makes a real difference to our work. Today only one per cent of the Caledonian Forest survives, but thanks to people like Adam we are bringing it back.â
To support Adamâs fundraising target, please visit http://www.mycharitypage.com/livestrong87.
People can support Trees for Lifeâs work through dedicated trees and groves, including for special occasions, while practical conservation experience can be gained on its acclaimed Conservation Volunteer Weeks. For more information call 0845 458 3506, email email@example.com or visit http://www.treesforlife.org.uk.
Ends Notes to editors 1. Trees for Life aims to restore the Caledonian Forest to an area of 1,500 square kilometres in the Scottish Highlands west of Inverness. 2. Since planting its first trees in 1991 in Glen Affric, Trees for Life has planted over 800,000 trees. Its awards include 1991 UK Conservation Project of the Year, the Millennium Marque in 2000 and Top 10 Conservation Holidays worldwide in 2009.