Saturday, April 21, 2012

UK teacher bicycles through Israel

I envy the people that have the balls to do something!!

"The 33-year-old economics teacher from Surrey, England, is in Tel Aviv this week as part of his journey by tandem bike from South Africa to London, where he plans to arrive in time for the 2012 Olympic Games this summer.

The 33-year-old high school economics teacher started planning the trip after the financial crisis in 2008, which he said spurred him to launch the bike journey. At the same time, left his job at Citigroup after eight years as an economist in London for a job teaching economics at the Cranleigh School in Surrey.

His trip, which he labeled “Beyond the Bike 2011/2012 Livingstone to London: Cycling to the Olympics,” is dedicated to raising £100,000 for the Kawama school in Zambia, which has partnered with his school in Surrey. So far, the cycling tour has garnered over £81,000 in donations. In addition to assisting humanitarian causes, Block said that the trip satisfied his own personal wanderlust. "

UK teacher bicycles through Israel in 8-... JPost - National News

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