My Activity Tracking
My target 750 kms
I'm taking on the Tour de LandAid
Between the 26th June and the 18th July, as a part of a team of six I'll be heading out on my bike to take on the daily distance of the Tour de France to raise money for LandAid, the property industry's charity. This means I'll be cycling more than 500km!
Luckily, after my cycles, I will be able to return to a safe and secure place I'm lucky enough to call home. Young people facing homeless don't have that option.
The Covid-19 crisis has had an immense effect on all of us, on our daily lives, our businesses, our sense of security. The impact of the pandemic can be felt even more acutely by young people facing homelessness.
Shelters are facing new unprecedented difficulties, and many young people who don’t have a home are faced with an all too real threat of rough sleeping.
LandAid bring the property industry together to support charities delivering life-changing services for young people who are or have been homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness in the future.
We need your support more than ever, please donate whatever you can.
Made a donation to your own page
Hit the fundraising target and raised over £50
Raised over £150 - LandAid Legend!
Final legSunday 18th Jul I started at 8:15am with factor 50 on face, arms and legs..glad I did...A memorable day for so many reasons mainly for satisfaction of completing my target distance of 750km and being able to help young people who need a home from the generous donations of so many colleagues and friends who share my desire to help. Having to complete at least 76 miles was a little tough in 31 degrees but made easier with great views, coffee and chat in Rudgwick Milk Churn, ascent of beautiful Box Hill then via Abinger Hammer for a bottle of coke then back to Guildford then Fleet to watch the Tour ...unlucky Cav... next year for that record !! thanks to you all for donations, sponsorship and for reading and your support !! Best wishes..James Share
Thursday night, HampshireFriday 16th Jul Needing to get more miles in I rode around countryside lanes and hills by Froyle, Alton and back to Fleet between 7pm and 9pm to bag a decent 51km. A beautiful evening with fields full of barley and oats ready for harvesting...a single field mouse (obviously excited at the full pantry) scurried across the lane in front of me (honestly !!). I just soaked up the warm summer atmosphere and contemplated nearing the end of my Landaid journey...Country lane verges full of cow parsley and other grasses...nice and quiet on the bike with just birds, fields and sky in sight. Big push on Sunday to get to 750km...thanks all for your wonderful support...J Share
Friday evening spinFriday 9th Jul Couldn’t help getting some miles in this warm evening after discharging my grass cutting duties and dinner...managed 20mph average through villages including Upton Grey, Cliddesden, Herriard....saw some Deer, a Hare, Goldfinches, rabbits and heard some Larks (not ascending tonight)...got home safely !! Share
Evening spinThursday 8th Jul Had a super 2 hour ride last night from Fleet to Reading via country lanes..2 cars passed me ! Saw a partridge ? with 10 baby chicks walking behind on country lane...Mum gathered them into the hedgerow while I stayed quietly back not to stress them...the short breather was in fact much needed...got back to nerves of football in progress. Well done England....!! Share
Evening spin near Basingstoke 1 JulyThursday 1st Jul To the uninitiated this sounds a dreadful prospect but the undulating hills through traditional Hampshire villages to the north east of Basingstoke is always enjoyable. Loads of gorgeous cottages, super wildlife - small deer, stoat and a big Hare tonight. Wobbly back wheel definitely needs some tlc.... all the best, J Share
Change to mountain Bike 30th JuneWednesday 30th Jun So after getting soaked last night and to reflect the shorter TT time trial stage I did an off road ride to Odiham from Fleet along the Basingstoke canal, about 20km. Lovely weather and tolerant walkers helped ! Heron, Cows loads of Wrens and a jumping fish in a beautiful chalk stream made it a memorable evening. Share
Odiham High Street, HampshireWednesday 30th Jun
29th June - got soaked !Tuesday 29th Jun Couldn’t handle watching England suffer another defeat to Germany so went out on bike into the rain along the back lanes of north Hampshire and Berkshire. What wonderful news on my return...well done England !! Well done to Cav too...Saw a Kingfisher en route very special ! Share
Sunday 27th JuneSunday 27th Jun A gruelling day starting early but passing through some beautiful Berkshire and Hampshire countryside including South Downs. Wildlife amazing including Buzzards, Kites, Kestrals, Rabbits, Hares and a pair of Yellow Hammers ! Plenty of rest this afternoon! Share
Day oneSaturday 26th Jun Great few hours cycling around Surrey Hills with my great mate and colleague Lee Winstone ! Share
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