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A cyclist is pedalling the length of the Thames... to keep it free of litter

Adventurer Dhruv Boruah aims to rid the river of plastic waste

A cyclist is pedalling the length of the river Thames in a bid to rid the waterway of litter.

With just a bicycle, two bamboo sticks and a pair of floats, Dhruv Boruah has made his way through Oxfordshire, picking up litter and plastic waste on his 150 mile journey.

 

Speaking to the Oxford Mail, he said: “I always wanted to do more adventures and push myself out of my comfort zone.

“Recently I have been learning a lot more about plastic pollution and thought, as a normal citizen, why not try to help?”

 

Dhruv began his efforts in Lechlade on Monday, and reached Oxford on Wednesday.

He added: “I have two racks on the back which I have filled up each day. I wouldn’t say Oxford has been any worse than other areas, but before I got to Osney Lock it was quite nice, then I could tell I had got to an urban area as I started seeing the cans, takeaway packets and beer bottles.”

 

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