Two friends are on a mission to share the benefits of a vegan diet. Ben Brown and Austin Oliver are cycling over 2,000 kilometers through Europe on a plant-based diet.

The pair rode in support of WWF’s Amazon Appeal Day and raised over £2,300 for the charity! The two friends planned to cycle from London to Budapest, but ended up on a detour to Italy, ending their trip in Venice. The duo cycled to raise awareness for the planet and to prove that long-range cycling could happen while sustaining a vegan diet.

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You can watch their adventures on Ben’s YouTube channel, see the last video, below:

Source: Going Green/Youtube

“Following a vegan diet on the trip was so much easier than we expected,” Ben told Euronews Living.“Every country we visited had great vegan options. We were able to adequately provide ourselves with the nutritionally dense fuel that we needed to complete this challenge using purely a plant based diet. We ate lots of stews with beans and pulses, a favourite was chickpea and sweet potato stew.”

Read more about vegan athletes in One Green Planet, including Lewis Hamilton and Nick Kyrgios.

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