About Me ::

My name is Tracey Hill I am a Nurse and work at York District Hospital, and I’ve never blogged before – so this is all new and I will naively step forward into the blogging world. So why blog? Because in May 2016 I am going to cycle across the USA. This will be an adventure and exploration as I have never challenged myself on such a large scale. This will take me 4001 miles across the USA on a bike and there will be some tricky obstacles to overcome – I am sure. However, I won’t be cycling alone ( thankfully ), as my partner Andy will be with me. This is a joint and massive effort for both of us. It’s not going to be a walk in the park because neither of us are experienced cyclists (but we soon will be).

Andy and I met 3 years ago and early in the relationship I soon discovered Andy lived and breathed Medecins Sans Frontiéres (Doctors Without Borders)! MSF is very important to Andy and is is a major part of his daily conversation. To date, he has raised over £60,000. Therefore, it’s not surprising that I have started raising funds for MSF too and have raised nearly £3000 since January this year! As they say, if you can’t beat them … Join them in an adventure!

So, on 20th May 2016, Andy and I set off to cycle 4001 miles across 14 states of America. The idea sounds crazy but I have no hesitations and I am very much looking forward to the adventure.

Come along for the ride by clicking here!

The Route

This unsupported and self-funded cycle challenge begins in San Francisco. It passes through the Nevada desert, over the Rocky Mountains, across the wide open plains of the mid-west, over the Appalachian mountains and finishes in New York. Over 4000 miles of adventure and challenge.

The Target

This project is part of an ongoing fundraising effort. The aim is to raise £100,000 for Doctors Without Borders.

About MSF

MÃedecins Sans Frontiéres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). We help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare.


Eighty-five percent of every pound you donate is spent on patient care. MSF tries its utmost to make sure that your donations are spent on saving lives rather than on administration and management costs.

Get your organisation behind me

If your team, department or company wants to back my efforts, I’d love to come and give you a short presentation. It will give you a taste of MSF’s inspirational work and give you an insight into the extraordinary 404001-mile challenge I’m setting myself. I’ve spoken to universities, schools and businesses in the past, so I promise it won’t be boring!


Help raise funds and awareness through anything from coffee mornings to running a marathon. Let me know your fundraising ideas by emailing me.