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Help required to make films of upcoming Amazon Adventure 2017.

me on fully loaded bike

So on 1st June I set off to cycle 4500 km across Brazil, navigate thousands of km’s through Amazon, cycle north Ecuador and Colombia.  I want to create videos specifically for looked after children, care leavers and also ones for adults and young adults about choosing life (re suicide) and mental health. Additional ones will be done on being yourself, following your dreams, attitude etc etc etc.

Because of my experience and training as a Stress Manager I can give actual coping techniques young ones and adults can use in moments of distress.

I’m going to do a crowd funder to raise the cash to get a drone and go pro, microphone etc to film it all.

I’m just reaching out to the community to see what people think.

I was thinking I’d need to also crowd fund the money to have the footage edited and I got a shock when I got prices back.
For go pro editing I’m looking at £214 for 20 mins raw footage which gives about 4-6 minutes of edited footage. 60 mins of raw footage is £449!

Perhaps there would be a way to get this project funded?
Or perhaps people out there would like to get involved in the creative aspects of developing the content etc.

I have no idea how this all works so that’s why I’m reaching out in the hope someone out there has knowledge, experience or contacts that could help.

I do give talks at schools but my passion is being able to give closed door talks with kids in residential care/foster care and those going through difficult times.  It’s amazing because the children identify with my life before and they see where I am now.  Even though I think I’m one of the un-coolest humans on the planet mostly because of odd socks and holes in clothes young ones think I’m pretty cool.

Anyway – if you know anyone who would be interested in this or who could put me in touch with the right people please feel free to forward on this email.

Thank you!  Ishbel.

World Bike Girl.

Me cycling

I can’t fix a puncture. Dales Cycles & Specialized Bikes are fixing that tonight in Glasgow! Want to join us?

Dales Cycles do a lot to encourage and support women’s cycling.  It’s one of the reasons I love them.  Having a  female Managing Director shines through.  Debbie Houston is passionate about women’s cycling and Dales Cycles host various events throughout the year to encourage women to get on their bikes.  Tonight is one of them. […] Click to continue reading →

The Adventure Syndicate

International Women’s Day Celebrating Women who Inspire The Adventure Syndicate is a one stop website full of inspiration and encouragement from female cyclists up to all sorts of incredible adventures.  These women want to inspire, want to encourage and want to enable other women, young or old, to realise what they are capable of.  The only limits […] Click to continue reading →

Television Interview: Brazil. Talking about the international campaigns Iranian Women Love Cycling & Free Narges.

  Giving a television interview for Costa Norte in Brazil.  Talking about the ban against women cycling in public in Iran and the international campaign to release award winning human rights activist and mother of two, Narges Mohammadi. Jailed for 16 years for exercising freedom of speech. Interview is in Portuguese. To find out more […] Click to continue reading →

A Day in the Life of a Girl Cycling Around the World

Cycling through a Bosnian mine field.  It’s my second day of cycling with Pablo and Ilze from thecrazytravel.com.  Until now I’ve always cycled on my own.  So as well as cycling through land mines, having other cyclists for company is a new experience for me too.  Well into our ‘short cut’, along a narrow track of stones and rocks, we […] Click to continue reading →