September 6th, 2021
Outline route and dates
|0||Thurs 9 Sept||Herne Hill-Reading (prologue)||60||Thames Valley Cycle Way starting from St Saviours then Abbevilles Café in Clapham for a send-off from First Steps Trust.|
|1||Fri 10 Sept||Reading to Hayling Island||74.5 (or 55)||Silchester/ Caesar’s Camp/ Devils Punchbowl/ South Downs. Optional train transfer Petersfield to Havant reduces mileage to 55 and misses out the South Downs.|
|2||Sat 11 Sept||Hayling to Salisbury via Winchester||60||3 ferries. Through Portsmouth & Southampton. History talk from Colin at 2pm ish in Winchester|
|3||Sun 12 Sept||Salisbury to Tidcombe via Avebury||60||Old Sarum; Stonehenge;Salisbury plain; (guided tour of) Avebury& Silsbury Hill; Marlborough|
|4||Mon 13 Sept||Marlborough to Reading||40 (or 48)||Kennet & Avon Canal towpath route Ridgeway off-road route, Uffington Castle|
|5||Tues 14 Sept||Reading to Herne Hill (epilogue)||60||Slight variation on the prologue - Thames Valley Cycle Way|
Riders and Accommodation
We are now 38 riders in total over the whole ride.
We have arranged flexible accommodation to allow for late changes in this unpredictable, Covid-stricken year. Accommodation ranges through Ibis Hotels, beds, settees, floors, Bongo and tents, Guest houses, and church hall floors.
Tumaini Health Centre
- This has been built by our former curate/associate vicar, John Itumu.
- Simon is our link to Tumaini. Simon has put some pictures of the Tumaini Health Centre on the WhatsApp group.
- Tumaini website https://www.tumainihealth.org/
- The health centre is built. Our fundraising is going to help equip and staff it.
- We hope that John Itumu will join us for some of the prologue.
- Our Virgin Giving page is here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Whoosh2021
First Steps Trust
helps people who have not had a job because of mental health problems make the first steps into employment. In our fundraising we are particularly going to focus on their Driving Ambition programme. Sarah Corlett is our link to First Steps. This is their website http://firststeptrust.co.uk/.