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This site is for for all my for all my cycling adventures

One man , One bike , and a lot of road !!!!

 
My 2006 Trip started off from the Swanage Lifeboat station at 12 noon on 08-04-06

I returned home at 12 noon on 28-10-06 after over six months on the road and 5610 miles.

Click to visit Swanage Lifeboat
Station's Website

To see were I went click HERE to see a large map of the areas I cycled and the stations I visited

Also after a lot of work a DVD of edited highlights of the trip is now available for £5. This includes beautiful scenery shot by him, high times, low times, the start & finish, still shots of views/odd things/funny things and statistics! Worth every penny! Running time 1 hour 10 mins (16:9 widescreen)

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Whats Wills doing NOW :- Taking some time out

Welcome to the site of another incredible trip around the coast of Britain.

Many of you will know of my previous escapade, but those of you who don't and are understandably curious can read up on it by clicking on the 2004 trip.
This brand new adventure may seem disconcertingly similar to the old one, however, I'm sure I can lay those fears to rest.
Last time I did 3751 miles in 105 days (three and a half months), maintaining a average target of 35 miles a day and only having six days off.
BUT - before and during it I only had a vague idea of how far the total distance was, how long it would take me to do it and it was a bit relentless, despite being very enjoyable. Therefore, last time I missed off lots of peninsulas, always took bridges over every estuary and didn't explore nearly enough of Scotland's islands and mainland scenery.

On this new trip I will be going anticlockwise around the coast, using almost all of my six months off from work and I can be more precise calculating how long it will take me to do a set section - using the old trip as a reference. Although I will have to factor into the equation visiting all the Lifeboat Stations on the way round, since my chosen charity this time is the RNLI's Crew Training Appeal. It should be remembered that the RNLI doesn't just rescue people in boats, but also from coasts, where, tragically, people of any age can be swept into the sea by unexpectedly large waves or, indeed, find themselves in difficulties for other reasons. Please visit my Fundraising page.

 

My main sponsor is Yacht Havens Ltd. Please see the 2006 Sponsors page.

 

My route planning is now complete thanks to Bournemouth Central Library's nearly new set of Landranger maps. I used these to annotate my maps, which are pages from a very good motoring atlas (Philips Navigator Britain). The maps being up to date is important because with each year that passes Sustrans add more cycle routes. Signed cycle routes are extremely useful, especially in cities, since finding your way through unknown urban areas while keeping away from traffic is nigh on impossible. Also, routes on disused railway lines are fantastic! Apart from being direct, they are much flatter! For more information on this go to www.sustrans.org.uk

I am a member of this and of the CTC (Cyclists' Touring Club) www.ctc.org.uk and I strongly recommend any cyclist of any standard should join these worthy organisations.

Lastly, if you're wondering where the fabled book of the last trip is, well it's taking me far longer than I anticipated. Please be patient!

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