Local lad, Kane Avellano will be departing from his home town of South Shields on bank holiday Monday 30th May on his motorbike named Bonnie on a circumnavigation that would raise money to support Unicef’s work to protect children in danger, transform their lives and build a safer world for tomorrow’s children.
The 23 year old, who has already tested himself by spending five weeks travelling around Europe last year, will also be attempting to achieve the world record as the youngest person to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle (solo and unsupported).
If successful, Kane, who attended Harton Technology College, South Shields before completing a computer science degree at Newcastle University, will be the youngest person to complete the challenge alone. “I realised that this was the opportunity to combine my passion for motorbikes and travel with my desire to help others. I am hoping to do more work with Unicef in the future.”
He aims to complete the trip in just under six months, covering over 20,000 miles of land. The money raised will go to Unicef, which is the world’s leading organisation for children who work in 190 countries, ensuring more of the world’s children are fed, vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation.
Kane, who was brought up in South Shields, said, “It is appalling that millions of children are facing violence, disease, hunger, and the chaos of war and disaster in today’s world. This is a real opportunity for me to make a difference to these children and ensure that they are able to reach their full potential.”
He is expecting that the trip will take approximately six months to complete.