I’ve never been so jealous of a small child… Good work Charlie!

26 01 2010

Photo and text from cnn.com

Charlie bicycles five miles around a park and raises approximately $50,000 for every mile ridden

London, England

— He’s no Wyclef Jean or George Clooney, but that hasn’t stopped seven-year-old Charlie Simpson from raising more than £150,000 ($240,000) for the Haiti earthquake.

Simpson from Fulham, west London had hoped to raise just £500 for UNICEF’s earthquake appeal by cycling eight kilometers (five miles)around a local park.

“My name is Charlie Simpson. I want to do a sponsored bike ride for Haiti because there was a big earthquake and loads of people have lost their lives,” said Simpson on his JustGiving page, a fundraising site which launched his efforts.

“I want to make some money to buy food, water and tents for everyone in Haiti,” he said.

Read the rest here: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/01/25/uk.boy.charity.haiti/index.html





Bicycle Tree Robot

6 11 2009

My theory is that a real-life “bicycle tree robot” can get anybody’s attention, green cyclists or not.

From Sierra Club’s Facebook:

“Rows and rows of bikes parked on the sidewalk can make any greenie’s heart swell with pride. But what happens when there are too many bikes and not enough parking spots? A Japanese company has come up with a phenomenal solution: the robotic bike tree.”