Follow my 3,500 mile coastal lighthouse cycling adventure in aid of Shift MS

Bike 33“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 …”

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 8:55am
RT @HPersaud: Here is the place behind the story, Cyfannedd Fach - @thebeaconbike @escattergood @visitwales. Not much exaggeration https://…
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 12:41am
@CountryfileMag I'd love to. I'll email straight away! Ed
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 9:14pm
@JRBaughen_79 good point. That would have made it perfect x
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 6:16am
RT @MSUK6: Heat intolerance is a major #MS symptom in #Summer. Find out more in our Choices leaflet. https://t.co/JMz1Hc8akt https://t.co/r…
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 7:20pm
And they say politicians are out of touch! Hardly an appropriate day to plug your new book @DamianCollins https://t.co/ZCgZfpnbjU
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 11:58pm
BBC News - Cancer treatment for MS patients gives 'remarkable' results https://t.co/hCmMhfKs5k
Friday, November 27th, 2015 at 7:45am
@bicyclekicks You're on! If I can raise the cash then the Scottish lights are calling me too!
Thursday, November 26th, 2015 at 7:05am
@bicyclekicks I'm missing my bike and lighthouses. You've won me over with camping and sleeping in cars to make it possible! Roll on 2016 x
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 8:52am
Thanks @RealTimVine for signing my son Tom's ticket tonight. He was so sad to miss your show but has been grinning inanely at your message!
Sunday, September 27th, 2015 at 5:20am
@rebeccalowrie @Conscious_Cafe You're so welcome. Glad you found it useful!
Saturday, September 5th, 2015 at 5:32am
@marketingjulia Great to hear from you. I'm intrigued! Try edward@balloonview.com
Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 3:40am
RT @shiftms: HE DID IT!! Our friend @thebeaconbike has finished his 3500 mile cycle ride for Shift.ms. Proud would be an understatement. Ju…
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 9:31pm
RT @MGGoode: @thebeaconbike Oh damn, this is today? Won't get there in time now. Great achievement. #kudos
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 9:31pm
RT @alirit: @GaryLineker Memorable. England win #Ashes2015 as @thebeaconbike is within sight & an hour of his own finishing line. http://t.…
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 8:59pm
RT @jonathanharris1: @thebeaconbike Amazing achievement Ed. Enjoy fish and chips and beer, and most of all seeing your family!
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 8:58pm
RT @alirit: Memorable. England win #Ashes2015 as @thebeaconbike is within sight and an hour of his own finishing line. http://t.co/jEVT3kAB…
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 6:25pm
RT @KatRoden: He's cycled 3500 miles and is getting home today. A huge cheer for @thebeaconbike. There's still time to donate to Shift MS..…
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 5:34pm
RT @ChrisGiles_: Fantastic to see @thebeaconbike about to complete his epic tour today in aid of @shiftms
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 5:32pm
RT @alirit: Go @thebeaconbike, go...to the finish of your magnificent, fund raising, lighthouse viewing, bike riding challenge. Dungeness h…
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 5:30am
Fish and chips on the beach at Hythe. With the family I haven't seen since the end of May #beaconbike http://t.co/uVv7Jd0lPG
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 3:57am
So the plan tomorrow, for anyone who wants to come, is to meet at the RH&DR cafe at Dungeness at about 1pm, then on to Britannia pub.
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 3:37am
@froomeles0 you're very kind! So glad you've enjoyed the ride, and thanks for staying with me. Ed x
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 2:17am
Slightly closer view of Folkestone Harbour Light. Apparently a lot of the area will open again from tomorrow http://t.co/rs9gF3Iwj2
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 2:07am
Not sure how close one can get to the Folkestone Harbour light, so I'll post this now in case it's as close as I get! http://t.co/AmjuTGz86K
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 1:42am
@froomeles0 tomorrow afternoon is the plan but I need to slow down today!
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 1:41am
The Lighthouse Inn at Capel Le Ferne near Folkestone. Was this ever a lighthouse? http://t.co/kuUBj2IWCY
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 1:37am
@MaryLittleton @EnglishHeritage Delighted to report that English Heritage have agreed to refund me. Thank you all!
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 1:37am
@RichLJones @EnglishHeritage Delighted to report that English Heritage have agreed to refund me. Thank you all!
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 1:37am
@shiftms Delighted to report that English Heritage have agreed to refund me. Thank you all!
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 1:37am
@darrennaisbitt @EnglishHeritage @shiftms Delighted to report that English Heritage have agreed to refund me. Thank you all!
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 1:36am
@jamessh07054823 Delighted to report that English Heritage have agreed to refund me. Thank you all!
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 1:36am
@dontmswithme @EnglishHeritage Delighted to report that English Heritage have agreed to refund me. Thank you all!
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 1:36am
@alirit @EnglishHeritage @shiftms Delighted to report that English Heritage have agreed to refund me. Thank you all!
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 1:21am
Delighted to report that @EnglishHeritage have agreed to refund me. Only fair that I will then donate the refund to @shiftms. Thank you all
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 1:17am
Folkestone Harbour with Dungeness, the end of the adventure, in the distant background #beaconbike http://t.co/GDU3gfH7T1
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 1:00am
@madamemonet @EnglishHeritage I'm not disputing for a moment that they are a charity. Just expected a moment's common sense and discretion.
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 12:34am
@EnglishHeritage @shiftms sadly not. Twitter says I can only Adam users who follow me
Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 12:27am
@EnglishHeritage when you cycle 3,500 miles for @shiftms in 97 days it really isn't practical to contact every lighthouse in advance
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 11:18pm
I'm scared to photograph the 4 Dover Harbour lights, in case Georgina @EnglishHeritage wants to charge me more money! http://t.co/j0mlO35hKJ
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 11:08pm
RT @RichLJones: Awful from @EnglishHeritage chap @thebeaconbike raising money for MS charity & they charge him for taking a picture. https:…
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 10:59pm
RT @jamessh07054823: @thebeaconbike @EnglishHeritage shame on u Englishheritage. Edward deserves a refund for the cause he doing
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 10:59pm
@MaryLittleton @EnglishHeritage I'm sure they'd like to. I pretended not to look directly at it. With that attitude I'll boycott the cafe!
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 10:56pm
The Roman Lighthouse at Dover Castle. It may be our oldest, but @EnglishHeritage charging me £18 to see it grates! http://t.co/NtoAx73d7I
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 10:46pm
Mean spirited @EnglishHeritage just charged me £18 to take a pic of the Roman Lighthouse at Dover Castle. http://t.co/Hq7TKUZflN #beaconbike
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 9:50pm
The former lower light at South Foreland, now inaccessible and in private hands #beaconbike http://t.co/FSFjrmi0KP
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 9:15pm
South Foreland Lighthouse looking at its best. Archaeologists are digging trenches around the grounds. Time Team? http://t.co/SxIQJzbdTf
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 9:08pm
One of the best, on the last full day of the expedition. This is South Foreland, above the White Cliffs of Dover http://t.co/0D1v52xNcI
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 6:52pm
Thanks to anonymous donor this morning I reached my £10,000 target. About 75 miles and six lighthouses to go! I'm so grateful to you all x
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 3:29pm
Nearly home. Huge thanks to @jamessh07054823 who has followed & encouraged me every day throughout my #beaconbike adventure. You are a star!
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 3:24pm
RT @StephenPickles1: Charity cyclist @theBeaconBike visits Norfolk lighthouses as part of marathon tour http://t.co/WDUuZ2D4pu via @nthnorf
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 3:16am
@marketingjulia definitely a few days with my feet up! And to lock the bike away for good!!
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 12:52am
Ramsgate Harbour Light. Until earlier this year this was a busy channel port. Now it's closed and it has silted up http://t.co/hI2wsrj6WB
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 12:00am
The beautiful North Foreland, the last Trinity House lighthouse to become fully automated back in 1998 #beaconbike http://t.co/NoUSNJiZaP
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 11:10pm
"You can forget the Costa Brava. I'm telling you mate I'd rather have a day down in Margate with all the family" http://t.co/eAU7aN3W0o
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 11:08pm
Margate Pier light. I was here back in April for an ALK tour of the East Kent lights #beaconbike http://t.co/Qs2UshE7Z7
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 8:33pm
Most of the pier at Herne Bay has collapsed into the sea, leaving its lighthouse marooned #beaconbike http://t.co/TCHpoRPRI3
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 8:31pm
The lighthouse in Whitstable was demolished in the 1950s and now this modern light is the only aid to navigation http://t.co/sLmSgINR1H
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 8:25pm
Lovely evening with my parents in whitstable, staying at http://t.co/uMELO17I2P. Highly recommended #beaconbike
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 7:08am
@marketingjulia should be home on Saturday x
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 1:22am
Another #beaconbike record today. My first and only day of 70 miles!
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 7:34pm
The lighthouse on Isle of Grain. Not sure it was worth the 21 mile detour, but visited for completeness! #beaconbike http://t.co/wVUFQsnoVq
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 5:24pm
The old Shornemead lighthouse lantern, now rusting away unloved at Denton Wharf in Gravesend #beaconbike http://t.co/h2vFFHDGyp
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 7:27am
Delighted to be joined at Gravesend Royal Terrace Pier light by James Baughen #beaconbike http://t.co/jNEprxCe7w
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 3:25am
RT @SocialHiking: Follow @thebeaconbike LIVE - The Beacon Bike http://t.co/4yoZqeNdxd <- approaching the end of an amazing trip in aid of @…
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 2:15am
This lighthouse is in Northfleet, which means that I am back in Kent! #beaconbike http://t.co/c4Za93b5rC
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 12:46am
Another lighthouse for purists only! The light at Crayford Ness is mounted on to the smaller tower #beaconbike http://t.co/K7a3Oq0U9Z
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 12:10am
Remarkably similar to Tripcock Ness, this is Cross Ness lighthouse on the south bank of the Thames #beaconbike http://t.co/FXW8Sy7yG6
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 11:57pm
Tripcock Ness light on the south bank of the Thames near Woolwich #beaconbike http://t.co/XH5hWjcmzw
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 10:59pm
Beautiful lighthouse on the Thames at Trinity Buoy Wharf. Heading south of the river now #beaconbike http://t.co/ruuBYc1P2L
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 7:58am
It's not pretty, but this light protects and guides shipping away from the Maplin Sands #beaconbike http://t.co/i9OpiNdDKl
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 7:56am
The Maplin Sands Lighthouse is long gone, but there are still a few buoys and beacons offshore #beaconbike http://t.co/PzeofCSb0t
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 7:54am
RT @bicyclekicks: @thebeaconbike loved it all, especially the train today! Here's a moonlit dalek lighthouse and an improbable pub http://t…
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 7:38am
Here's Gunfleet screw pile lighthouse, taken using long lens from Naize Tower. Took two of us to find it! #beaconbike http://t.co/ZRJT7ahFOj
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 4:39am
Two fantastic days exploring lighthouses on the Suffolk and Essex coastline with legendary @bicyclekicks. http://t.co/kuLlg0yPcN
Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at 2:15am
Lightship on River Colne, outskirts of Colchester. Thanks to my brother Matthew for tipping me off #beaconbike http://t.co/gQgqq9UO0s
Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 8:44pm
Another tower in scaffolding! This is Naize Tower, near Walton on the Naize #beaconbike http://t.co/hD7HvvaAk7
Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:25pm
Yay! Whoop! Whoop! 3,000 miles clocked up by The Beacon Bike #beaconbike http://t.co/OjM79Gk4tP
Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:02pm
Fabulous to see Neil Hargreaves again, whose stints as a keeper included the infamous Smalls, and also Inner Dowsing http://t.co/RG2flbqqqh
Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 5:56pm
One of a pair of screw pile lighthouses at Dovercourt, restored back in the 1980s. Lucky to be preserved #beaconbike http://t.co/31wZiLgNmb
Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 5:54pm
The High Light in Harwich, now restored, open to the public & used, amongst other things, as an art gallery. Lovely! http://t.co/0X2xdy6poM
Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 5:50pm
Former Harwich Low Light. Formed a pair of leading lights with the High Light, in the heart of the town #beaconbike http://t.co/htS6JbI1bb
Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 5:45pm
Even though they couldn't have been less helpful, here's me at Lighthouse HQ, Trinity House in Harwich #beaconbike http://t.co/kOQYmWez1D
Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 8:34pm
At Orford Ness lighthouse with my friend Si Hood, who has helped me so much with planning this trip #beaconbike http://t.co/LIFu1RF6Ab
Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 5:13am
Please raise a glass to @SocialHiking who fixed my live Beacon Bike route map in slightly under ten minutes! Big big thanks!
Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 5:12am
RT @SocialHiking: @thebeaconbike and you are back :) sorry about that. Fantastic trip :) Great job.
Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 4:15am
@SocialHiking thank you! I've been away exactly 90 days, so I wondered whether it might be a time limit thing?
Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 3:44am
In case you are concerned that my map shows no movement today, I've cycled to Aldeburgh. Not sure why the map isn't working! @SocialHiking
Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 10:35pm
RT @bicyclekicks: Off on a #microadventure tonight, cycling the Suffolk coast as part of @thebeaconbike's big adventure. Can't wait!
Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 10:26pm
Southwold Lighthouse, right in the heart of the town, is another light currently in scaffolding #beaconbike http://t.co/A305hb8VAq
Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 10:23pm
This is The former lighthouse at Pakefield, just outside Lowestoft. Now used as a coast watch station #beaconbike http://t.co/CCkI5bdBRH
Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 6:36pm
Lovely Trinity House lighthouse at Lowestoft. Harder than it should be to find a spot for a decent, clear photo! http://t.co/HC4CSUnirQ
Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 6:34pm
This is Gorleston lighthouse, down on the promenade, whose role is to guide vessels into the harbour #beaconbike http://t.co/AEecx8eTOQ
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 10:59pm
I'm standing inside the lantern at Happisburgh. Another first for me! #beaconbike http://t.co/GBKUNDCZu2
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 10:57pm
Lovely to be met at Happisburgh Lighthouse by Joy, Patrick, Melanie and Peter! A fabulous lighthouse in v safe hands! http://t.co/e1Ji0iZnPR
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 7:50pm
Very big donation to @shiftms from @EdCoLtd. Great evening with Jason and David in Cromer as well! Big thanks! http://t.co/LNqFaSB8h8
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 7:42pm
Lovely to meet up with Jason and David for a night in Cromer. Fab to catch up and hear news from Kent! http://t.co/28wARTovYE
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 1:36am
Gorgeous sunny lighthouse next to v busy golf course above Cromer #beaconbike http://t.co/evw3XtR4AN
Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 11:11pm
Old Hunstanton Lighthouse, and The Beacon Bike has reached Norfolk #beaconbike http://t.co/GK1nkMrGrV
Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 7:18pm
One of a pair of lighthouses at the mouth of the River Nene, south of Sutton Bridge #beaconbike http://t.co/Ow8yQBr4kA
Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 5:02am
167 lighthouses seen! 35 to go! Just reviewed a month's worth of photos and feeling quite emotional. It has been an incredible journey!
Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 2:32am
RT @VeloVisionMag: Edward Peppitt, cycling between all England and Wales' lighthouses! Welcome to Lincolnshire @thebeaconbike. https://t.co…
Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 2:32am
RT @dabulmEr: @thebeaconbike ..it was such a lovely day. Much admiration and support for your lighthouse odyssey. Will see you again soon- …
Sunday, July 26th, 2015 at 6:29pm
So grateful to Caroline and Stephen @BlackBullInnEH for great food and sizeable contribution to @shiftms
Sunday, July 26th, 2015 at 6:08am
Brilliant to see my Stanfords colleagues again after nearly twenty years! #beaconbike http://t.co/WD3npXmnBt
Sunday, July 26th, 2015 at 6:07am
So grateful to Gill Harper, who lives at Killingholme lighthouse. She gave us the tour and made coffee & biscuits! http://t.co/p8j6R28Cxa
Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 8:59pm
One of the three Killingholme lighthouses with John George, who I haven't seen since Stanfords nearly 20 years ago! http://t.co/raEbrIcCvS
Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 4:25am
The modern, functional though uninspiring light that replaced the one in the museum in Goole. Long lens required! http://t.co/Pn00VhAlsk
Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 4:23am
This light is at Whitgift, on the south bank of the Humber Estuary, south east of Goole #beaconbike http://t.co/dGdVRCDbZK
Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 4:14am
Where the Trent and Ouse meet this Apex Lighthouse once stood. It's at the Yorkshire Waterways Museum in Goole now. http://t.co/BNAEiO1l5J
Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 4:11am
This is Spurn Lightship, now moored in Hull Marina. Very sleek in black, and much larger than I expected! #beaconbike http://t.co/OP0wqmOWPE
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 11:27pm
Strange pair of lights on the Humber at Thorngumbald, near Hull #beaconbike http://t.co/THSYhgoeEX
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 9:29pm
The old light at Spurn Point, with water tower on top, added after the light was decommissioned #beaconbike http://t.co/f6KYuu3aDT
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 9:25pm
Pleased to say that I dragged the bike across the sands to reach Spurn Point, currently undergoing major restoration http://t.co/GOWKX8LqMg
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 9:23pm
Withernsea Lighthouse, unusual because it is in the centre of the town, and quite a way from the sea #beaconbike http://t.co/yzs7XoHH4K
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 7:40am
Like an Edwardian street lamp - the North Pier light at Bridlington #beaconbike http://t.co/KJZiacvsti
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 7:32am
So grateful to Gareth Croswsithe & his family, who looked after me royally at Flamborough today! Brilliant tour! http://t.co/yKv9WNY4r3
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 7:28am
Dramatic skies at Flamborough Head this afternoon with my friend Rita Leaman #beaconbike http://t.co/u5MwomKD16
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 7:25am
Such a lovely afternoon meeting up with my friend and author Rita Leaman at Flamborough Head Lighthouse http://t.co/mPmAJUks6t
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 2:58am
The Beacon Bike reaches Scarborough, home to this rather grand harbour lighthouse #beaconbike http://t.co/ZdTVF4h8vM
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 12:18am
RT @shiftms: @thebeaconbike Eeeee tha's getting into our neck ot'woods now Ed!
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 12:17am
Whitby lighthouse. Gorgeous! And first outing for my new corporate sponsor's orange shirt! Thanks Paul Uttley! http://t.co/dfhGQjKWe4
Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 11:07pm
Four lights at Whitby harbour seems a little excessive wouldn't you say? Rather splendid though! #beaconbike http://t.co/P72mm4FWJO
Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 11:05pm
1st family hols I remember was here. I remember a local girl calling my Dad 'Kojak', and also the electricity meter! http://t.co/enH7xjSpV5
Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 6:14pm
South Gare breakwater light, Teeside. Also took long lens shot of the modern pole light within the oil plant opposite http://t.co/DxMyFXI9hI
Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 6:12pm
The tower of the old Seaton high light has been restored and moved to Hartlepool Marina #beaconbike http://t.co/zAZdiDgBya
Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 6:10pm
Lighthouse at The Heugh, Hartlepool. This light was designed so that it could be dismantled easily, but it never has! http://t.co/sQRYnDhwut
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 8:26pm
Seaham North Pier lighthouse. Pleased to say that the whole pier is being refurbished #beaconbike http://t.co/bsN0excish
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 7:42am
Roker Pier light, Sunderland. Delighted to report that it's currently undergoing restoration! #beaconbike http://t.co/BReN2MwkqH
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 7:40am
The old Sunderland pier light. Like Plymouth Hoe, it was moved to the promenade at Roker in 1983 #beaconbike http://t.co/AQ06QxbwmE
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 7:37am
Souter Lighthouse is so beautifully proportioned. Designed by James Douglass. #beaconbike http://t.co/iK84jbiTOB
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 7:36am
Wonderful, famous and accessible! This is Souter Lighthouse #beaconbike http://t.co/JAlD84ohzK
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 7:34am
Quirky light at South Shields, opposite the three white lights at North Shields #beaconbike http://t.co/UipWWGGYgC
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 7:32am
Last of the former lights at North Shields. Three of three #beaconbike http://t.co/wz53OGPsPh
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 7:25am
Lovely lighthouse at St Mary's, north of Whitley Bay. National Cycle Network Rt 1 goes right in front! #beaconbike http://t.co/kWvnIwkHFi
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 7:20am
Harbour light at Blyth, last working in 1984. Long breakwater out of bounds, so this is a long lens shot #beaconbike http://t.co/fZcronX5ra
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 7:18am
Rather sad looking former high light at Blyth. Badly in need of love and paint! #beaconbike http://t.co/mzGCCfKLOx
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 7:16am
Zoom lens shot of Coquet Island lighthouse, off the coast of Amble #beaconbike http://t.co/zFoUZ9AKTw
Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 7:46pm
Beautiful Coquet Island lighthouse. The island is now a bird sanctuary #beaconbike http://t.co/JOWlIeS3Jy
Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 7:45pm
This is the Amble harbour light, with Coquet Island lighthouse in the background #beaconbike http://t.co/gbirvxYvvq
Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 7:43pm
So lovely to meet up with Jo for a meal in Alnmouth. Strange not being in the Chilterns with rest of the DPP team! http://t.co/FKscEMxGkN
Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 2:21am
This is Inner Farne lighthouse from the same Seahouses boat trip #beaconbike http://t.co/UYlV7lUVRg
Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 2:19am
Longstone Lighthouse, Farne Islands, from the boat, where Grace Darling proved so heroic #beaconbike http://t.co/ixtYgGOitx
Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 2:14am
Seahouses harbour light. Allan joined me for a boat trip to the Farne Islands #beaconbike http://t.co/yixviG0hEh
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The Beacon Bike shared a profile.Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 4:59am

Dear all, I have made it to North Wales, and am 1,750 miles, and 102 lighthouses into my journey. I realise that whilst I have been positing away on my personal Facebook page, on Twitter and on Instagram, I have neglected this Beacon Bike Facebook...

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The Beacon BikeFriday, May 8th, 2015 at 3:19am

According to Thomson Local my four nearest launderettes are in Bath, Durham, Woking and London. Looks like I'll be wearing the same clothes for a while longer. Sorry IOW!

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The Beacon BikeFriday, May 1st, 2015 at 2:10am

Four days to go now! Quick update on my preparation and what I still need to do before Monday:
http://www.thebeaconbike.co.uk/4-days-to-go/

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The Beacon BikeWednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 5:33am

Just five days to go, and today was a real milestone. Travelled down to Thorn Cycles in Bridgwater to collect my stunning Thorn Nomad. Here's my very exciting but wobbly inaugural test ride! http://youtu.be/EIcqGVU4tA4

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The inaugural first pedal on The Beacon Bike! Just 5 days to go until the adventure begins!
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The Beacon BikeSunday, March 22nd, 2015 at 9:51am

Here's one for cyclists! Is this a sensible kit list? I won't be camping, but will need a fair amount of audio and video kit!

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The Beacon BikeThursday, March 19th, 2015 at 11:30pm

You wouldn't think it would be hard to put together a definitive list of lighthouses would you?

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The Beacon BikeFriday, January 30th, 2015 at 5:34am
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The Beacon BikeFriday, January 30th, 2015 at 5:16am

I've recorded this video about what I'm planning this summer - please watch it and share it with as many people as you can - many, many thanks!

http://youtu.be/klrwzY0pwrk

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4 days to go!

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Is this a sensible kit list?

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Big thanks to a lighthouse family!

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

How many lighthouses are there?

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

I am very grateful to the manufacturers, distributors and suppliers who are supporting me

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