Pete’s Pedal: Raising funds for The Green Team’s Young Carers ‘Time in Nature’ Programme

Cycling and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages will be amazed to hear of Peter Wright’s 941km pedal around the watershed of Scotland. Peter is taking on this monumental challenge to raise funds to enable The Green Team, of which he is founder and Patron, to support young carers to enjoy time outdoors in nature. Important time for these young people to just be young, take time out from their caring duties, have fun and share in the making of positive and memorable experiences. For many covid has amplified an already difficult situation. This is particularly true for young carers who have been prevented from getting a break or from turning to their established coping strategies, putting an even greater strain on their mental wellbeing.

The Healing Power of the Outdoors

map of the scottish watershed

At 74 and a grandparent of 7, Peter Wright, MBE is an inspiring figure.  A firm believer of the healing power of the outdoors for all ages, Peter underwent a quadruple heart by-pass 15 years ago but bounced back and was walking his beloved hills within 6 weeks. 5 years ago, all Peter’s outdoor adventures took their toll and his ankle joint disintegrated which need to be fused and bolted back together – -but not to be defeated, he took to cycling.

Despite these challenges Peter is determined to complete the solo cycle along forest tracks, trails and minor roads, following the Scottish watershed route as closely as possible. He will start the challenge on the 18th August from the Scottish Borders, winding his way across the country to his finishing point in the North of Scotland in Duncansby Bay, almost 950 kilometers and 24 days later. True to form Peter wont be lording it up in plush hotels of an evening but partaking in wild camping and bothy stops along the way.

 

How you can support Pete’s Pedal 

To support Pete’s Pedal and help young carers to enjoy just being young with time in nature, visit his fundraising page or scan the QR code below.

Donate to Pete’s Pedal for Young Carers