Thursday, 11 March 2010


As everyone will be aware, on Saturday 27th Chile was hit by a massive 8.8 earthquake, leaving millions in and around Concepcion homeless and killing hundreds. Being nearly 800km South of the epicentre the area we were in felt only mild tremors and was thankfully undamaged. Due to how remote we were news was slow to get through, and it was unclear how serious the situation was, leaving many desperate for news of friends and family. Everyone that we meet has been deeply affected by the tragedy, most having friends and family in the area. Juan, who we cycled with in December was further North than us and unfortunately lost everything in the tsunami. Thankfully he was left unharmed. The crisis in Chile is ongoing, with massive aftershocks still occurring and high ongoing tsunami risks. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected and we are considering ways that we might be able to help, including trying to raise money to donate to the Red Cross, who are currently leading the relief effort, by asking for sponsorship for our next 500km. Due to damage to the roads and the ongoing risks in Chile we are not able to continue north through the country, and will plan a new route over the next few weeks. If you would like to sponsor us you can do so via the JustGiving website on the following link

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