Without uSwitch.com's sponsorship, there would be no chance I could take on this challenge. When I asked them to comment on why they chose to help, this is what they said…
When Sean approached uSwitch to help support his ambition of breaking the world record for cycling around the earth, we were thrilled to get involved. At uSwitch, we firmly believe in empowering individuals to make the right decisions to achieve their goals. Whether that's cycling round the world in the fastest time ever, or switching to a better energy deal! We also saw this as a great opportunity to raise a lot of money for charity.
As trusted energy experts, an increasing part of our responsibility is to raise the awareness of renewable energy in the UK. We're keen to extend this reach and champion sustainable forms of energy in some of the world's poorer countries, where the effects will really be felt. 1.6 billion people in the world have no access to electricity. Many of these people live in countries with high levels of sunshine, making solar power an effective, long-lasting solution. So when it came to deciding which charity Sean should raise money for, Solar Aid was the perfect choice.