My Activity Tracking
My target 310 mi
I’m taking part in Tour de Walkshire this year to help more people survive cancer in Yorkshire.
Every week in Yorkshire nearly 600 people are told they have cancer. Yorkshire Cancer Research is an independent cancer charity funding pioneering research to prevent, diagnose and treat this condition.
This May they’ve teamed up with Welcome to Yorkshire for Tour de Walkshire. I’ve chosen my distance and will be walking, running or cycling to raise money for this vital cause. Please support my efforts and help more people in Yorkshire survive cancer.
Profile picture added!
Fundraising target achieved!
Blog post added
23 miles complete
45 miles complete
100 miles distance
450 miles distance
Half way there
May's End - the results!Monday 31st May
My "10 miles a day in May" target has been well and truly beaten - I have done more than 15 miles per day. I have also collected 67 bags of litter (average more than 2 bags per day - this is our total divided by two, although Charles probably collected more) and, unfortunately, put on 6 pounds (probably due to needing a second breakfast after my early morning rides and being unable to cycle past a cake shop). The pictured cake was at the Queen's Mill Cafe in Castleford, and it was delicious.
Week 4 - Longest bike ride ever!Saturday 29th May
Week 3 - supplemental - 300 miles complete!!!Sunday 23rd May
Week 3 of 10 miles a day in May - but what happened to the weather?Saturday 22nd May
Week 2 - 10 miles a day in May (before breakfast...)Friday 14th May
Week 1Sunday 9th May On Wednesday, we went to Cow Green Reservoir in Teesdale - cheating a bit as it isn't a Yorkshire dale, it is in County Durham. It was only a three mile walk, but it felt like a proper hike, with snow-capped hills in the background and alpine plants - including the Teesdale Gentian which is now my profile picture. On Friday we went to Morecambe Bay - took the bikes but decided against it as route 700 had a lot of traffic and was hilly and narrow. On the plus side, we saw a lot more, including Peregrine Falcons at Humphrey Head. From now on, the challenge will be proper hard work, alongside the day job. I have 18 miles in hand, but will that be enough? Share
Getting startedSaturday 8th May I have been on "holiday" this week, so have taken the opportunity to get in a few extra miles on longish bike rides to front load the challenge - so much so that I am going to up my mileage target to 310 miles (ten miles per day for the month). I need the challenge though: the absence of gym and swimming is definitely telling on my waistline and the weather has gone off a bit, making it harder to get motivated. Share
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Charles Nicholas Hindmarsh