Follow my 3,500 mile coastal lighthouse cycling adventure in aid of Shift MS
“On Monday May 4th, 2015, I will set off on my bike on an expedition to visit and write about every onshore and offshore lighthouse in England and Wales. I will visit the islands, including the Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, Lundy and the Channel Islands. And I will be begging for ferry crossings and fishing fleets to reach the rock lighthouses too!
I have multiple sclerosis, and I will be raising money for a brilliant MS charity and support network called Shift MS. Read on to find out more …”
My position was tracked for virtually the whole journey!
With just four days to go, here's an update on what stage I am at, and what I still have to get done between now and Monday! https://youtu.be/fHZqyb6nd4Uread more
In case you are in any doubt, I am not a seasoned cyclist. Far from it. Twenty years ago I used to commute from Whitechapel to Shepherds Bush, which kept me fit, and off the tube. But I haven't cycled on a regular basis since. I have been giving a lot of thought to...read more
Last week I was contacted by Peter Smith, whose childhood was spent at Lynmouth Foreland and Hartland Point lighthouses in Devon, and whose family spans four generations of lighthouse keepers. Peter had seen my video, and wanted to help. Peter has given talks about...read more
You wouldn’t think it would be hard to count lighthouses would you? Now that I am at the planning stage, I have been mapping out the lighthouse stopping points in an attempt to estimate how long I will need to complete my journey. What I hadn’t anticipated is how...read more