Away I go!

Well it’s 8am and time to start the first leg to Newbury. I must admit to feeling a bit nervous but I have put new tyres and inner tubes on the bike, so what can possibly go wrong?  It’s also the hottest September for years, so cycling next to the canals could turn out to be a real bonus.

I will be heading north west and passing the Chelsea FC training complex at Stoke D’Abernon at about 8:30 so hope to get a few pennies thrown into the donation bucket by some hard up footballers as I pass by.  It’s then on to Cobham, Byfleet and the Basingstoke canal and Saturn Trail until Frimley Green for a tea break at about 10:30.

I then head off to Blackwater, Yateley, Eversley, and Mortimer for lunch at about 1:30pm before continuing to Padworth, Aldermaston Wharf, Thatcham, and Newbury.  I’ve cycled most the route in various stages over the past 2-3 months so am hopeful of not getting too lost.

I have been overwhelmed with all your messages of support and generous donations, you have been absolutely brilliant.


9 thoughts on “Away I go!

  1. Dawn Penney says:

    Good luck Tony. We’ll be comisarating with you all the way.!
    Karen would say you were “nuts”!!!
    Lots of love & strengh.


  2. Ilona Lewin says:

    Wishing you safe revels Tony, so very proud of you – your are a true inspiration- wishing you well – your Aussie Family Ilona Nadia and Carmen


  3. Ed Penney says:

    As you are going past the Blackwater and Yateley – you can do a fishing stopover and cast a boilie into the lakes – use the hair trigger method!!!!!!!! – The First Leg looks like a time trial!!! morning tea break, lunch break, afternoon tea break, evening dinner – by the time you complete the full route you will have gained weight!!!!!! Good luck – all the way from AD – thinking of you.


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