Cycling Across America to Save our Scotland
George Russell cycles across America from San Diego, California to Saint Augustine, Florida to raise funds for the National Trust for Scotland.
George Russell, a dedicated US-based Trust supporter based in Colorado, will begin his 3,000 mile bike ride across America on August 27th. He aims to complete his challenge in just 50 days and is hoping to raise £100,000 ($125,000) in donations for the nonprofit.
Although George, who is 73, now lives in Colorado, he has strong ties to Scotland and to the Trust – his grandfather was the organization’s first Secretary and Treasurer. His father also worked for the Trust for many years and was a Council Member Emeritus. George himself served on the Trust’s Council.
Today, George wants to continue his family tradition of helping the Trust. However, instead of providing counsel, George will be covering nearly 100 miles per day on his bike to raise funds and awareness.
Battling head winds, heat and hurricanes while hauling a tent and luggage is a test of endurance, as well as George’s love of Scotland!
As he travels from San Diego, California, and pedals through Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and finally Florida, George will be thinking of Glencoe, the property and iconic Scottish location his grandfather succeeded in securing for the Trust in the 1930s.
George will be documenting his journey and we look forward to following his progress.
If you would like to support George’s incredible challenge, please give via our Fundly page or by supporting the Save our Scotland campaign and making a note in the special instructions box that it is in honor of George’s cycle challenge.
If you reside in the UK, please visit the National Trust for Scotland website to make a gift in British Pounds.