Crossing The Finish Line? They did it! In just 5 months, Joe & Verity cycled all the way from London to Mumbai. On the 25th of January, our magic cyclists crossed the finish line in Mumbai where they were met with a hero’s welcome by our colleagues at Magic Bus India. There, they celebrated their achievement at our office in Mumbai with a specially prepared cake.

Their tremendous efforts have raised over £5,350, easily beating their goal to raise £1 for every mile they cycled.

All along their route through India, Joe & Verity got a chance to see the work their efforts were supporting, dropping in on Magic Bus’ sessions and Livelihood Centres, with a chance to chat with children and young people who are benefiting from our work.

“We were really moved by the stories we heard, resulting in tangible poverty alleviation for those involved and their families who they could now support.”


Joe & Verity arrive in Mumbai, warmly welcomed by Parvati & Rupesh from the Magic Bus India team.


Cutting the cake to celebrate at our office in Mumbai.


Joe & Verity visiting one of our communities in Mumbai, seeing first hand the work we do, and why we do it.

All along their journey, Joe & Verity have kept a travel blog, so they could better share their adventures with all of us, and we really encourage you to give it a read! You can find all the entries in Joe & Verity’s blog, By Jove By Bike, below.

By Jove By Bike

Joe & Verity’s Official Cycling Blog

Images used with Permission

And so it begins…

Published August 15, 2018


Belgrade and beyond

Published September 17th, 2018

Turkey – into Asia

Published October 18th, 2018

10 days in…

Published August 21, 2018

Two sides of Romania

Published September 22nd, 2018

Georgia in autumn

Published November 6th, 2018

Oops…we forgot to blog!

Published September 8th, 2018

Into Istanbul

Published October 6th, 2018

Miles of Smiles in Azerbaijan

Published November 12th, 2018

Across the Desert – UAE & Oman

Published December 20th, 2018

Cycling South India

Published February 10th, 2019

If stories from Joe & Verity’s adventure have inspired you to take on your own fundraising challenge, please visit our partner Charity Challenge, specialists in exciting fundraising adventures around the world! For more information, please visit the Charity Challenge homepage or contact us at [email protected].