A South African cyclist has been cycling from London to Istanbul to raise awareness and funds for autistic and neurodiverse children in South Africa.
Grant Cameron-Smith, a South African, has been cycling from London since 18 March 2018.
Yesterday, he arrived in Istanbul, Taksim square at 11 am.
He is known as the ‘CrazyBikeGuy’ and this is no surprise as he took on his arduous 8,800+ km unsupported, solitary charity mountain-bike ride from London to Istanbul that he started in March 2019.
This solo journey has never been done by any cyclist to raise funds and awareness for autism.
The funds are to open a coffee shop in Johannesburg that provides employment for autistic and neurodiverse children.
South Africans, corporates and all supporters across the globe could still contribute whatever they can to help raise at least R500,000 for an autism life skills training centre plus coffee shop in Johannesburg, South Africa, which integrates amazing neuro-diverse people into the workplace.
To donate visit: https://www.crazybikeguy.com/
Cameron-Smith is set to arrive back in South Africa at 7:30 on Sunday morning.
The arduous route took the ‘CrazyBikeGuy’ on sights seeing around beautiful surrounds of France, Spain, Andorra, Portugal, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece and finally Turkey.
Cameron-Smith is also a director of the registered NPO (The Centre of Justice for Special Needs t/a Special Knead Café). Special Needs Charity empowers, integrates and includes neurodiverse and autistic young adults by supporting and developing individual, social and employment opportunities.
You could see more about his trip at www.crazybikeguy.com