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Environmental Activist Takes Bamboo to New Lengths

by Gavin Kamara March 28, 2017 1 Comment

Environmental Activist Takes Bamboo to New Lengths

Environmental activist Kate Rawles is currently traversing Latin America on a bike made from bamboo grown at the Eden Project in Cornwall and we love it!

Kate set off from Cartagena in Colombia last month and will follow the spine of the Andes to the tip of the continent at Cape Horn - that's a serious ride! In total Kate will cycle an estimated 6,000 miles through a whole range of environments from deserts to rainforests, low altitude to high altitude in a bid to raise awareness about climate change and "inspire positive action on biodiversity in the UK, Europe and Worldwide".

As lovers of all things bamboo, this story really piqued our interest. Kate made the bicycle at the London-based Bamboo Bicycle Club but the really cool part is this is the first bike made from UK-grown bamboo. As the frame is made from bamboo rather than steel, it has a lower carbon footprint and efforts have been made to ethically source all the other elements of Kate's bike. Furthermore, in a bid to reduce her carbon footprint Kate made the journey over the Atlantic by cargo ship rather than plane. 

If you want to know more about the benefits of bamboo head over to our homepage  and take a look at Gorilla Socks' awesomely colorful bamboo fiber socks!

For updates on Kate's amazing project head over to her blog or follow @CarbonCycleKate. 



Gavin Kamara
Gavin Kamara

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Kate Rawles
Kate Rawles

March 30, 2017

Thanks for posting this story! Appreciated….. Cheers, Kate

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