For many years the family Birthday and Christmas gifts to my mum were donations to "Wateraid". As many of you will know she passed away last year so in her memory I have decided to donate funds generated from my next cycling challenge to this cause.
The next ride is from Basingstoke to Kendal along the UK canals a distance of just over 400 miles. We (4 of us) are aiming to cover about 50 miles a day which after my recent Liverpool to Leeds trip will be reasonably difficult as the tow paths are often poor and quite lumpy.
I do not believe that anyone will have done this trip before and have uploaded my initial planning to my blog at
The route is at the link below
please take a look.
During the trip which is planned for the first week in May 2015 I will update my blog daily as I did while doing Lands End to John O Groats (2012) and the Liverpool to Leeds Canal (2014).