Mount Babadag Paragliding
£500 Raised for Animal Aid!
Thank you to everyone who donated to the sick and injured street dogs and cats of Fethiye, Turkey!
Animal Aid is a charity made up of volunteers whose aim is to improve the welfare of street animals in the Fethiye area of Turkey. It was founded in 2008 Calis, where myself and Lucy the Street Dog sheltered through the Turkish winter of 2015. It was during this time I volunteered for Animal Aid and each day myself and Lucy cycled to feed the street cats with food given by Animal Aid. Sometimes the water bottles on my bicycle were replaced with tins of cat food and we rescued injured cats too.
Animal Aid is a supporter of a neuter and return programme and also provides a rescue service for street animals, with veterinary care, after-care and fostering where necessary. Thank you to everyone who donated to such a great cause!
It was my first time paragliding and I do admit to being nervous. So much so I had a beer for breakfast!
But what an incredible experience. It was like sitting on an airplane seat minus the plane – I felt like I was flying! Click to continue reading →
I’m raising £500 to help provide veterinary treatment for sick and injured street dogs and cats in Turkey. Please visit my Just Giving Page to Donate! Animal Aid is a charity which looks after street cats and dogs in the Fethiye area of Turkey. When a street dog or cat is sick or injured (for […] Click to continue reading →
Meet the firefighters of Bertioga, Brazil. They are an example to people the world over of human kindness and the positive contribution we can make to the world around us. Not only do these men and women risk their lives daily to save others they also rescue street dogs! The firefighters stand for every women’s […] Click to continue reading →
A few days ago Grant & Aileen Davies approached World Bike Girl about a remarkable story of holiday turned animal rescue. Last week the Scottish couple were holidaying in Kas, Turkey and witnessed a puppy being thrown out the back of a truck. Sightseeing was ditched and puppy rescue ensued! Grant & Aileen took Yoda […] Click to continue reading →
THANKS TO EVERYONE SHARING LUCKY HAS A HOME! MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW! This is an emergency. Lucky will not survive. Lucky’s adoption family have today confirmed they are no longer in a position to bring Lucky to the UK. Her foster placement ends this week. Lucky will not survive in the shelter. The best we […] Click to continue reading →
To Read in English Click me Benim adım Şanslı (Lucky). 6 aylığım ve kangal meleziyim Lucy gibi. Ben koşucuydum köpek yavrusuyken ve de distemper hastalığına yakalanmıştım. Bize koşucular denir çünkü bizler sahipsiziz ve de bir parça ekmek uğruna koşan köpekleriz. Diğer iki koşucuda da distemper hastalığı vardı. Çoğu köpek ben hastayken benden uzak durmak için […] Click to continue reading →
Throughout my years of life, a small thought of cycling around the world floated quietly in and out of my mind. With other things in life shouting much louder for my attention, it would have been easy to miss such a whisper. My motivation for this trip didn’t include the actual […] Click to continue reading →
Lucy died unexpectedly in my arms on the 26th March 2015. It was a shock for me and a shock for everyone involved, including all who followed our journey from afar. Your patience is greatly appreciated during this time as I know you all shared a bond with Lucy too. I have expert opinions based […] Click to continue reading →
Please note this blog post was written before Lucy’s death on 26th March 2015. She was and still is an amazing dog whom I loved with all my heart and soul. She taught me more about love, forgiveness and the act of living than any human ever has. I am blessed she was there in […] Click to continue reading →
I awake in the tent at 4 am with Lucy’s big eyes staring back at me, her face as close as it can get to mine without touching. Her cuteness makes me laugh. I love these moments. I am grateful to the UK’s pet immigration’s rule book. That Lucy must serve this 3 month quarantine […] Click to continue reading →
I don’t know how I’m going to make Hatay. I feel broken. The flat road I had been praying for has greeted me in return with a head wind so strong I can barely turn the pedals. I feel embarrassed and wonder what people think as I cycle alongside them at the same speed as […] Click to continue reading →
We left Alanya refreshed, happy and completely ignorant of what lay ahead of us that day. It was to begin with Lucy fighting and would end the same way for me. The road would be the toughest yet but also by far, the most beautiful, causing a continual state of both pleasure and pain. Click to continue reading →
Turkey’s nation wide, ‘Lets Feed Ishbel Must Get Her Fat’ campaign was gaining momentum and I enjoyed a big breakfast before we set off. Thank you to the wonderful Turkish people we are meeting along our way who are so kind and wonderful and generous. Click to continue reading →
We departed our enchanted forest and enjoyed an amazingly flattish 40 km of stopping off at beaches for Lucy to dig holes and for me to stretch out in the sand. It was a hot day but I was wearing leggings under my skirt as I had been victim to the strong gusts of wind […] Click to continue reading →
I reached the top of the mountain! So many times the previous day I thought I was reaching this but never did. Hence my celebrations. The descent was super long and I kept celebrating the whole way down because we were no longer climbing. I stopped at a beach café at the bottom to get Lucy some Kofte (Turkish meatballs) for her breakfast. Our server […] Click to continue reading →
We started the climb out of Kas at 9.30 am and much to my shock and dismay I was still climbing at 4 pm. I was moving slowly with the weight I was pedaling. A young lad came out of a house and began walking up the hill in front of me. I couldn’t keep […] Click to continue reading →