Miles for Meals Expedition

David Fox-Pitt MBE and Neil Laughton are taking to the road to do Lands End to John O' Groats on their Penny Farthings. Up to 80 miles a day for ten days with no suspension, gears and a solid wheel in order to raise much needed funds for Mary's Meals. David and Neil started their Miles for Meals Expedition (on Tuesday 30th July) just as Mary's Meals (the charity they are riding for) have hit the or headlines for reaching the milestone of feeding over 1.5 million children! 

When asked, a “penny for your thoughts?” David Fox-Pitt expounded...

“Mary’s Meals is a phenomenal charity that Neil and I were determined to help.With HENDRICK’S GIN’S generous sponsorship support we have been able to put our wheels into motion and take on this challenge to raise much-needed funds. Mary’s Meals began by feeding just 200 children in Malawi in 2002. Today they feed 1.4 million children annually. Just £15, the cost of a round of G&Ts, is enough to feed a child for a whole school year! Which is why we’re hoping people will text Penny15 to 70085 to pledge £15.”

You can track Neil and David's progress here: https://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp…

You can make a donation to Mary's Meals by texting PENNY15 or penny15 to 70085 to give a £15 donation that will feed one hungry child for a whole year! 

Alternatively, you can donate online here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund…/showROFundraiserPage…

This is their planned itinerary:

The Town or City they will be visiting each day is listed in brackets in the schedule below.
Monday 29th July
Brighton to Lands End (Car) (Lands End)

Tuesday 30th July
Lands End to Altarnum (Plymouth)

Wednesday 31st July
Altarnum to Willand (Exeter)

Thursday 1st August
Willand to Thornbury (Bristol)

Friday 2nd August
Thornbury to Stourton (Birmingham)

Saturday 3rd August
Stourton to Warrington (Manchester)

Sunday 4th August
Warrington to Kendal (Leeds)

Monday 5th August
Kendal to Lockerbie (Carlisle)

Tuesday 6th August
Lockerbie to Kirknewton (Edinburgh)

Wednesday 7th August
Day off to Glasgow (Car)

Thursday 8th August
Kirknewton to Pitlochry (Perth)

Friday 9th August
Pitlochry to Tomatin (Inverness)

Saturday 10th August
Tomatin to Brora (Wick)

Sunday 11th August
Brora to John O’Groats (John O’Groats)

Monday 12th August
John O’Groats to London (Car)(London)

Tuesday 13th August
London to Brighton (Brighton)

At the end of each day’s ride, the tireless two will don their top hats and tailcoats, hop back on their mounts and cycle into one of 16 towns and city centres to continue their fundraising efforts. In the towns and cities they hope to meet the locals, provide demonstration rides and enjoy a well-earned Hendrick's Gin and Tonic, or two. Indeed, in key cities passers-by will be rewarded for their generosity with a token redeemable against a refreshing Hendrick's Gin and Tonic at local participating bars.

By Wild Fox


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