Alex Egan

WHY ARE YOU CYCLING THE LENGTH OF THE UK?

Firstly, this is far more than just an expedition. It has clear vision, values and purpose which sit proudly above the mental and physical challenges. 

Secondly, it’s all about the journey for me. I’ve been carrying this maxim around for a few years now, and it’s become sort of a mantra that serves as a daily reminder to be less fixated on the ‘destination’ and more mindfully present with all of the magical little things that happen along the way.  This journey in particular; with its promise of adventures over land and sea, visceral interactions with nature, near-life experiences and an extraordinary cohort of creative and passionate individuals, it has the potential to unlock all manner of magic. Here’s to now!

Why Support the National Parks?

Our health and wellbeing is intrinsically linked with how we interact with our environment and green spaces. These vitally important human links are under more pressure than ever from technology and development.  It’s a vicious cycle – which maybe cycling, and no small measure of creative thinking, can help break.

The National Parks offer a lifeline to our mental health and wellbeing, as well as an increasingly rare refuge for wildlife from development. They need all the support they can get. 

What do you like to do after a long ride?

EAT, EAT, EAT. And then sleep (peacefully).