Triumph of Nuneaton Rotarian !!
Sun 25th October 2020 at 4.08 pm -
Steve Benford raises money for Rotary Charities by getting on his bike and cycling along canal towpaths from Nuneaton to London. A Total of 128 miles.
(Click on any of the pictures above to see a full size slide show)
Steve Benford’s Cycle ride from Nuneaton to London.
Steve Benford set off from Hill top, Nuneaton, at 8.30am on Monday 19th Oct.
Spending 8 hours on the towpath to Blissworth Northampton.
The going and the weather were good all day and he completed 48 miles.
Steve then stayed overnight in a Bed and Breakfast, meeting up with, and receiving support from, fellow Rotarians - David Lloyd and Liz Lloyd.
Steve Set off again at 7.30am Tuesday 20th Oct, taking the tunnel towpath to Stoke Bruerne.
Great weather all day - arriving at Hemmel Hempstead at 4pm, and this time staying overnight in a B&B at Boxmoor.
At Daylight on Wednesday 21st Oct, Steve set off along the towpath for London with steady rain all the way, and got soaked through - even though he was wearing wet-weather gear !!
At 11am Steve discovered that the Uxbridge towpath was closed for repairs !!
Then, after losing his direction for a while, Steve finally got road directions to Brentwood, then across the river Thames to Kew, along the riverside path to Clapham, and arriving at his Daughter's house at 2.30 pm.
After a tea break Steve then set off again to Trafalgar square - the Fìnish !!
By chance Steve arrived in Trafalgar Square actually on Trafalgar day !!!
Steve says that overall it was a most enjoyable experience, resulting in a wonderful sense of accomplishment. In all, across the three days, Steve rode a total of 128 Miles !!
Steve started with a target of raising £200. When last checked, Steve’s “Go Fund Me” page showed £220 raised, and it is still possible to help add to this total by either passing over a cash donation or using this link: https://gf.me/u/y2ucv6
When I last checked with Steve, he had also received around £135 in cash donations, making an overall total of £355 at that time. It would be absolutely fantastic if we could get him up to £500. With your help I am sure we could do this.