180 Mile Charity Challenge

Hadrian's Cycleway by Wheelchair

The entire route

On Monday 26 July I will be starting my attempt to complete Hadrian’s Cycleway in 10 days (plus a rest day in the middle.)

This will be a wheelchair challenge and I’ll be travelling alone. Although you are invited to join me for as much or as little of the trip as you like.

I’ll be starting at the Roman Baths in Ravenglass and finishing on Thurday 5th August at South Sheild’s Lighthouse.

I am camping most of the trip though I will be having 2  nights at home in the middle, including taking one full day off.

At the moment the hardest part will be carrying my equipment.

This will be a Charity Challenge for Diabetes UK and Young Minds. If you recognise the difficulty of this challenge, and want to encourage me, please consider donating to one of the charities. This will be my last big challenge before I step up the training for The Great North Run.


Way you could help me complete this challenge

1) Come along and walk or cycle some of it

2) Meet me for lunch or dinner, a rest and chat

3) If you are local be a water stop for me

4) Transport the camping equipment between stops

5) Share my posts

6) Support the charities

I hope to keep you informed via social media so be sure to like my facebook page and youtube channel

Day 5 Bowness on Solway to Carlisle
Wheelie’s coming home! Today I would love to have some company as I start the wall section in Bowness. I plan to deviate today to Watchtree Nature Reserve before powering on home for 2 nights in my own bed!
join me

Where and When?

Ravenglass to Braystones. 12 Miles

Braystones to Workington or Flimby, 21 Miles to Workington

Workington to Silloth. 18 miles from Silloth

Silloth to Bowness on Solway. 14 miles

Bowness on Solway to Carlisle. 21 miles

Carlisle to Banks. 15 miles

Banks to Once Brewed. 14 miles

Once Brewed to Wall 17 miles

Wall to Blaydon Burn. 24 miles

Blaydon Burn to South Shields.  22 miles

Join me?

I would love to see my supporters at any point.  Just drop me a message and we’ll find a suitable stretch for you to have a fun trip out with me. Whethers that’ a mile, a day a camp. It’s entirely up to you

Will I make it?

There we are.  One very long challenging trip with several days over 20 miles.  I’ll be carrying all my own equipment, traveling totally self sufficient.  There are a couple of days that I wont be carrying everything but please do not underestimate how challenging this trip is going to be.