The Angus Elder Chicken Run - Charity Rideout - Europe 2021
Time & Location
About the Event
By Ben Meadows
7 years since the first of my friends, Jake, took his own life.
Throughout the following years I've lost multiple mates to depression and suicide, none of whom were selfish, none of whom were sane or in their right mind and absolutely none of them had even the slightest desire not to live a wonderful and excitingly beautiful life.
They struggled with the realities of "the matrix" and coming back into the fold after either serving or travelling in a way that made them feel utterly free.
I know this struggle, I know how hard it is to reconnect with your reality after coming back from what you thought was never ending freedom.
For those of you who are on that precipice right now, whether its from being caged or losing someone or being displaced or whatever else this bullshit pandemic has done to you then please reach out and talk to someone, even if I barely know you, I'm always there.
Suicide is a LONG TERM solution to a TEMPORARY problem and as one true idol of mine Daniel Hayes of Million Dollar BOGAN australia says "Suicide only transfers your pain."
A very wise kid once told me, shortly before passing on himself way before his time at the age of 20, that "Chicken's chicken, init?"
Angus Elder was a shining light in the community and helped not only myself but many others with their depression and pulled us back from the edge multiple times.
And in that spirit I'm organising a charity fundraiser called the Angus Elder Chicken Run (EUROPE 2021) for TWO of the causes close to my heart - Movember UK & Shark Guardian
Myself (wearing a foam shark fin) and hopefully a few others including Joshua Billingham and Darrin Scuba Stig Meadows will ride Harley Davidsons from London to Istanbul, Turkey via France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece and Bulgaria in the spring of 2021 before returning along a more southern route through Spain and Portugal, all the while getting into as many larger than life, dumbass shenanigans as we can along the way.
If you would like to take part or donate then I will be creating a GoFundMe over November (Movember) to start ramping up contributions for the few months leading up to the tour so that we can really try to make a difference, even if it only helps one person it will be worth it.
100% OF ALL DONATIONS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE AFOREMENTIONED CHARITIES.
If you would like to ride with us, sponsor us or take part in any way then please comment or message me directly.