Boo was invited to do a talk at the Kenilworth Mother’s Union in the summer about her experiences during last year’s LEJOG ride. The Mother’s Union group seemed to enjoy the talk and kindly made a collection for a charity of Boo’s choice. It was no surprise to us that she wanted to raise money for her Sea Scout’s campaign for a new hut.
After much discussion we decided that her planned Coast2Coast ride was going to be enough of a challenge to justify asking friends and family to donate and we thought a target of £1/mile (£140) would be achievable.
Thanks to the generosity of her supporters, and a 50% match-funding from Mark’s employers we are pleased to announce that Boo’s Coast2Coast ride has raised £401.50 for the new Scout HQ.
We are now going to look at our diaries and begin planning and preparations for our next challenge. Now that Boo has demonstrated her ability to ride nearly 50 miles a day for three days we think that, with some training, she will be able to ride the length of the River Rhine from Source to Sea. Annual leave requirements mean we need to fit the travel to the start of the ride and the ride itself into two weeks so she will need to ride about 70 miles per day. We hop you will keep following this blog for her training and preparations and, hopefully, some rather spectacular scenery as we ride from Switzerland to Holland.
Thank you for your support.