It is difficult to undertake a challenge such as cycling across America without asking – and being asked – if such is being done for charity.  And I have thought about this for a long time.

As this trip is being undertaken as a personal challenge for the fulfilment of an ambition, attempting to append fundraising for charity would be both distracting and disingenuous.

However, if you would like to donate to a cause which I whole-heartily support, then please visit the John Muir Trust.