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The Gold Post Box Cycle
Many who know me will know I have a mild obsession with the Olympics (and now Paralympics) and revelled in being a Games Maker.  It was suggested to me by my step nephew in law, Adrian, just after the Paralympics finished in September 2012 that I cycle round the 100 golden post boxes along with as many London 2012 venues as possible.  So for 2014 I will be back on my bicycle, accompanied again by Chris Britton, to take up this new challenge.  To my knowledge, this will be a unique challenge yet to be completed before.  I am not even sure if anyone has visited all 111 boxes.  For those who know their London 2012 facts we won 65 gold medals – but there are 111 boxes as each medallist within the team events has a box, plus there’s a few extra’s for different reasons (i.e. at Stoke Mandeville, where the first ever Paralympics took place in 1948).  We will also visit the three boxes in Northern Ireland – which were for three Irish gold medallists.

To complete the challenge, we have plotted a route covering an estimated 2,994.2 miles over 27 days (an average 111 miles a day) starting in Penzance on 31 May  and finishing in Kingston upon Hull on 26 June, which will include  ferry crossings to Sark, in the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.
The Route

Fundraising
We will be fundraising for three charities this year between us – Sport Relief, ParalympicsGB and Tree of Hope – who support children with Cerebral Palsy. More details about each charity can be found on the Charity page. We are hoping to link up with Gold medallists on route and also visit (or pass) as many of the venues used as is possible, including cycling through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  

How you can Help
How else can you help?  
Someone(s) to act as the PR link to take calls and send out pre prepared press releases over the trip
Get sponsorship for us – promote what we are dong – a poster and sponsor form can be provided
Arrange a support point along the route  - we are covering much of the UK, so are very likely to be near you at some point!  
Put a collection box  in your work place/community centre etc

For any of the above get in touch - email lucaskeepsrunning@gmail.com or contact Lucas on 07769476211

The Route
Below are details of the final route. Each day we have a support vehicle and will be staying with friends/family, or friends of friends.  Come along and support us, cheers us,  cycle with us etc. It would be great to see people if we pass near you.  Note we expect to travel at around 10-15mph and start at 8am each day, 7am June 8th and 9th. This gives an approximate way to work out when we will appear but keep an eye on the tracker too.

Sat 31 May - Day 1 Penzance to Buckfastleigh

Mon 2 Jun - Day 3 Easton to Bournemouth via                                                         Sark

Wed 4 Jun - Day 5 Nether Wallop to Cardiff

Fri 6 Jun - Day 7 Bwlch to Cirencester

Sun 8 Jun - Day 9 Chiswick to Elsenham

Tue 10 Jun - Day 11 Sudbury to Watton

Thu 12 Jun - Day 13 Newport Pagnell to Witney

Sat 14 Jun - Day 15 Great Barr to Douglas (IoM)

Mon 16 Jun - Day 17 Claudy to Glasgow

Wed 18 Jun - Day 19 Pitlochry to Duffus

Fri 20 June - Day 21 Stonehaven to Edinburgh

Sun 22 June - Day 23 Jarrow to Oxenhope

Tue 24 June - Day 25 Macclesfield to Headingley

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Sun 1 Jun - Day 2 Buckfastleigh to Easton

Tue 3 Jun - Day 4 Bournemouth to Nether Wallop



Thu 5 Jun - Day 6 Cardiff to Bwlch

Sat 7 Jun - Day 8 Cirencester to Chiswick

Mon 9 Jun - Day 10 Elsenham to Sudbury

Wed 11 Jun - Day 12 Ashwicken to Newport Pagnell

Fri 13 Jun - Day 14 Witney to Great Barr Birmingham

Sun 15 Jun - Day 16 Douglas to Claudy

Tue 17 Jun - Day 18 Glasgow to Pitlochry

Thu 19 Jun - Day 20 Duffus to Stonehaven

Sat 21 Jun - Day 22 Edinburgh to Jarrow

Mon 23 Jun - Day 24 Oxenhope to Macclesfield

Wed 25 Jun - Day 26  Headingley to Newark on                                                       Trent

Thu 26 Jun - Day 27 Newark on Trent to Kingston upon Hull

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