Hello, hello and a happy hello!
I hope I find you well and that you have two minutes to read this important blog post.
Next month on 25 July I will begin riding my bike from Land's End in Cornwall to John O'Groats in Scotland to try and raise money for a wonderful charity called The Flying Seagull Project. This is a charity that goes to impoverished parts of the world and works with kids whose lives have not been everything a child's should be. They provide entertainment, shows, workshops, therapy and play equipment for communities to continue with the work that they do. They have been working in communities in Romania, Ghana, India, the UK, Cambodia and most recently travelling around the refugee camps in Europe trying to bring a smile to the faces of children and families who are going through untold suffering. They are a small charity and the work that they do makes a direct and lasting impact. I have seen this first hand and it is incredible.
So, here is my call to action. For nine days I will cycle more than 100 miles a day along the full length of our country, solo. All I ask of you is that you might have a little time and generosity to donate some money to this cause. Please be assured this is not a sponsored holiday! It is 968 miles and I will be in the saddle for 10 to 12 hours a day. I will do little more than cycle, eat, sleep and repeat. A charity as good and pure as this one requires a grand gesture and I will try to make one.
The laughter, smiles and happiness that I see every week at parties deserves to be felt by every child. So please, dig deep and let's see how far we can get.
See the Seagulls work:
If you are interested in following my progress then this is the place for you. I hope you all have a good laugh at how sore my bottom gets!
In Jangling gratefulness,