Autism Research Trust

The Autism Research Trust raises funds to assist research conducted at Cambridge University‘s Autism Research Centre, into the causes of and interventions for autism spectrum conditions.


Autism is a lifelong condition that affects 1 in 100 people throughout the world. Together with their families, that’s over 250 million people who are dealing with the effects of autism every day.


We want to accelerate understanding of what causes the differences in brain development in a typical child and in a child on a path to autism, from the earliest stage (in the womb) through their early infancy, and the different path of their brain development through adolescence and into adulthood.  We also want to accelerate early diagnosis and through evaluation, establish the right interventions that can ensure that people with autism get the support, education and treatment that is right for their individual case.


Research is expensive. To benefit more people with autism we need you to get involved. With your help we aim to fund cutting edge research that will influence understanding and services worldwide.


The Autism Research Trust strongly believes that by investing in high quality research we can make a difference to the lives of those affected by autism, both now and into future generations.


Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.  Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to Autism Rearch Trust and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate and raise  funds, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charities.


Autism Research Trust –


Max (who suffers from autism) and Rupert


Even if its just a pound, RMB or dollar, please donate what you can and support the BIG BIKE TRIP team in their fund raising efforts as they ride around the world.



2 thoughts on “Autism Research Trust

  1. I found you by accident as I was researching travel in Tanzania. Your accounts are quite fascinating . I am reading them when I should really be working! Coincidentally, I also have an autistic son and am very concerned about the effects of poaching and big game hunting in Tanzania., so all your postings are of great interest.

    • Dear Sylvia, glad you are enjoying the trip. Fanny and I now writing up various stories for.publication in an assortment of magazines and books , and still raising a bit of cash for ART and Half the Sky.

      As for Tanzania, it was a wonderful experience but unfortunately you cannot ride in the game parks on a bike or motorcycle. No pikipiki as they say which is why we teamed up with the guys from Chile and hired an old landrover. That includes Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater, including the lip of the crater which is on route to the Serengeti park gate. However, if you find a good Masaai guide you can cycle or walk in some of the game reserves in Tanzania. I have ridden in game parks in Zambia, Mozambique and Namibia, but strictly speaking two wheels are not allowed for obvious reasons.. Lions and hyenas just a couple although as you may know the predators pretty much go where they want regardless of human made fences. We had leopards coming up to our tent in the night on several occasions.
      In Kenya we did manage to ride in the Masai Mara with millions of wildebeast and zebras but not in the game park itself. Actually many Africans do live or have their village roads and paths through game reserves.
      On the subject of cycling we did come across and make friends with some daring and brave people riding bicycles from Cape to Cairo… All of them having the experience of a life time, as indeed Fanny and I did.
      Best regards,

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