There can be no better place in the whole world to think and to study than the Royal and Ancient town on the East Coast of Fife. With a population of around 16,000 people St Andrews offers much to a time of contemplation. It has seven golf courses, a 600-year-old University and with its ancient Medieval Cathedral (now in ruins) a place of pilgrimage. This ancient ideal of journey and how this can refresh the mind what foundational in the Charity – Cycle for Africa. What do you do when you complete a PhD? I believe the skills that you need in writing a long thesis – daily working on small chunks of writing and reading that appear to have no final conclusion and immediate benefit – are closely aligned to establishing an effective charity – we will see!! So there it began with its home in St Andrews and beautiful Scotland.