Here to Here World Tour overcomes poor weather and rolls into United Kingdom.
C.J. and Dylan Wilkins, two brothers from Calgary, Alberta, Canada are circumnavigating the globe on two Buell motorcycles to raise funds for Street Kids International. Their trip will see them journey more than 30,000 kilometers and travel through twenty countries.
The tour officially kicked off in Calgary on May 10, 2008. Upon reaching Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 22, the two brothers boarded a flight with their bikes and crossed the Atlantic to start the next leg of their journey around the globe.
The brothers will ride their bikes throughout England, the Isle of Man, Ireland, and Scotland, before travelling through the Eurotunnel to France, where they will continue their trip across Europe and beyond, to nations including Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia.
Fighting strong winds and rains for the majority of their trip thus far, C.J. and Dylan have maintained a high level of enthusiasm and morale.
"It's been an amazing journey, despite extremely difficult weather conditions," reports C.J. from London. "The best word I can think of to describe our experiences to date would be 'exhilarating.' We're already seeing the benefits of our commitment to raise awareness for Street Kids International in the hits we've received on our website and by the enthusiasm we've received from everyone we meet in each city and town we reach."
Street Kids International is a Canadian non-profit agency. It is a global leader in developing and disseminating strategies and tools to provide street youth around the world with skills and opportunities to better their lives. The fund-raising goal of the Here to Here World Tour is to raise more than $100,000, with 100 percent of donations provided directly to the charity.
The brothers met with executives of Street Kids International while in Toronto to provide a tour update and to display their bikes in person. C.J. and Dylan will meet with Street Kids International representatives in the U.K. later this week.
When not on their motorcycles, the brothers will be interacting with local youth and recording their experiences along with status updates, which can be viewed on the Here to Here website: http://www.heretohere.com/.
Complete information on the Here to Here World Tour is available at http://www.heretohere.com/.
About Street Kids International: Street Kids International strives to provide street kids around the world with the choices, skills, and opportunities to make better lives for themselves. For the past 20 years, the organization has partnered with youth workers to develop locally relevant, innovative workshops, using award-winning animations that engage kids about sexual health, drug use, and youth entrepreneurship. Having worked with more than 2 million street kids in more than 60 countries, Street Kids International has been recognized by the United Nations as a Global Best Practice leader in youth work.
Complete information about Street Kids International can be found at http://www.streetkids.org/.
Attention Promotion Directors, Editors, and On-Air Hosts: Interviews with riders C.J. and Dylan Wilkins and ongoing coverage of the Here to Here World Tour are available.
/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca/. Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive website at http://photos.newswire.ca/. Images are free to accredited members of the media/
CONTACT: Jonathan Barnes, Here to Here World Tour Publicist, WILLIAM JOSEPH, (403) 770-4900 ext. 27, firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Date:||May 30, 2008|
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