Intrepid cyclist to visit four capital cities

Posted by

After completing a successful Land’s End-John O’Groats bike ride last year (read more) Fund4Trees founder Russell Ball plans to cycle to four capital cities within the United Kingdom and Ireland planting trees in schools. The ride will start in London on 15th April, pass through Cardiff to Dublin and Belfast, then onto Edinburgh with the return to London on 1st May.

Speaking about the ride Russell said:

“It’s another huge challenge but I’m looking forward to meeting all the school children en route plus anyone who cares to join me on their bike”.

Cyclists are welcome on join Russell on any of his city tree-planting tours. If you are interested in joining him email him at

Capital City dates:

  • Cardiff 17th April
  • Dublin 20th April
  • Belfast 22 April
  • Edinburgh 24 April
  • London 1st May

All ride costs will be sponsored by Gristwood & Toms and the trees supplied by Barcham.

The aim of the Capital Cities Ride: UK & Ireland is to raise the profile of Donate One Job and Donate One Hour. These two Fund4Trees initiatives encourage tree officers, consultants and contractors to provide a small annual charitable donation to this registered Charity. This core revenue will enable Fund4Trees to raise substantial funds to be directed at key arboricultural research and best practice.

See you soon for a short school tree-planting cycle tour in your capital city!

Please consider donating direct:

Donate to Fund4Trees with JustGiving


  1. Good luck Russell enjoy it. An amazing challenge hats off to you. Pete and the team at Wharton Arboriculture

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.