Crossing Japan by hand to help families in need


The challenge..

Starting March 11, 2019 I (Josh Stinton) will handcycle the entire length of Japan to help raise funds and awareness for a small charity helping families all across the country. I predict that it will take me 3 weeks if I manage to cover 140 kilometres (87 miles) a day.

My 3,000 kilometre (1,864 mile) journey will start at Cape Sata in the far south, ending at Cape Soya in the far north.

I have never handcycled, nor have I been to Japan. This will be one of the biggest adventures I have taken on in my life.

About the Charity:
Apricot Children

APRICOT - a small group with a big vision

APRICOT (Allied Psychotherapy Relief Initiative for the Children of Tohoku) is a nonprofit fund supporting the ongoing efforts of Japan’s mental health professionals working directly in the Tohoku Region to provide counselling relief services for children and their families who have been affected by the triple disasters. Our mission is to raise awareness and funding so these children and their families can receive the long-term mental health care they will need to ensure Tohoku recovers.

Click here for Apricot Children’s website


Follow the journey!

There will be daily updates on the challenge across Japan.

I hope that you will follow on both Facebook and Instagram for all the action across Japan with special guest appearances (very exciting!) and regular challenge and charity announcements.

Thank you for your interest, and your support :)


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