After a dark and painful battle with depression, Josh Quigley lost all hope and attempted suicide by intentionally crashing his car at over 80mph.

Having survived this suicide attempt and miraculously walking away with no physical injuries, Josh knew he’d been kept alive for a reason and had to grab hold of his 2nd chance at life.

Josh had an epiphany that he should tell his story and embark on a huge challenge to raise awareness of mental health issues and inspire those who were also suffering.

On 26th May 2016, the 1 year anniversary of his suicide attempt, Josh set off from Scotland by bike attempting to cycle around the world as The Tartan Explorer.

This was the story of one boy’s journey to happiness.

13 countries later, Josh found the happiness he was searching for and decided to end his cycle and return to Scotland to fulfil his new life purpose of helping and inspiring others.

Josh founded The Tartan Explorer Foundation with the dream of taking everything he had learned and giving it back to others.

Our core mission is to help and inspire others by promoting positive mental health and sharing Josh’s journey to happiness.

Not everyone has to cycle 10,000 miles around Europe to find happiness and the meaning of life.

It’s now our mission to help others go on the journey to happiness.

Countries Explored
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Hot Chocolate

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