I’m a 67 year old semi-retired farmer and have lived in South east Somerset for 34 years.  About three and a half years ago I started cyclingimage again, after 20 years of inactivity.  Since then I’ve travelled over 18,000 miles on a bike including cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats in June 2014.  That journey took me over 1100 miles in about 15 days and gave me a thirst for a new challenge.

In June 2015  I cycled around France, leaving home on my bike to catch a ferry from Portsmouth to Caen and thence to the Alps where I  crossed the Col du Galibier and Mont Ventoux before making my way down to the Mediterranean and then back, by way of the Canal du Midi and other cycle routes to Bordeaux, before the final push through Normandy and the return ferry from Caen to Portsmouth and back home 25 days and 1894 miles later.

This year I’m planning to cycle through  the 48 Ceremonial County Towns of England: I’m doing this mainly for personal satisfactionsportrelief but I may as well raise some money for charity on the way so countytowns2016have decided to support Sport Relief as my challenge is appropriately sporty and the charity has worthy aims and objectives.  My proposed route covers 2016 miles in 30 days so it would be nice to raise at least £1 for each mile I travel. Click on the logo to go to my Just giving page and please donate as much as you can.  Every penny you give will go to Sport Relief as I am paying my own expenses, so please be generous

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