Guinness World Record couple embark on zero carbon circumnavigation of Cymru
A HUSBAND-and-wife team are attempting a 650-mile circumnavigation of Cymru using only human power: biking, hiking, canoeing, and pedalling a one-of-a-kind boat for the ocean sections. They depart Deeside this Thursday, June 17, 2021.
Jason Lewis and Tammie Stevens will use the zero-carbon journey, entitled Cymru 360, to explore sustainability solutions around Wales. They aim to track down pioneers of sustainable living solutions and highlighting their efforts in a series of short films for the BBC’s Travel Show.
In 2007, Jason became the first person in history to circumnavigate the world using only human power, a Guinness World Record feat described by The Sunday Times as “the last great first for circumnavigation.”
Expedition 360 aimed to show what is possible without burning fossil fuels and inspire sustainable lifestyle choices. The journey involved pedalling an eight-metre wooden boat called Moksha across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.
Tammie Stevens is a former actress from California. She since set up an animal rescue, The Lazarus Fund, in her native Colorado. She also runs a small book publishing business, BillyFish Books, focused on adventure story telling and raising awareness of environmental pressures caused by human activity.
Biking south from Deeside, Flintshire, the pair will follow as closely as possible the border between Wales and England, riding through Wrexham, Welshpool, and Knighton. They then hike Offa’s Dyke Path over the Black Mountains from Hay-on-Wye to Pandy, from where they plan to canoe the Monnow River to Monmouth before joining the River Wye out to the sea.
From Chepstow, they bike west to Milford Haven, then pedal their 8m pedal boat around the Pembrokeshire Coast to Fishguard, across Cardigan Bay, then around Anglesey to finish back at Deeside.
See route map for more details.
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