Since the 2009 Lands End to John O'Groats Challenge with Nick
there always had to be another big Fundraising Event! This is it, and
MacMillan Cancer Support was chosen for a number of reasons. First and
foremost, I have become aware of so many people whom have had
unimaginable help and support from MacMillan, in their hours of
greatest need, and not just the individual, but their entire
families.... in their hours of greatest need!! Also, the enthusiasm and
positivity of MacMillan Supporters seen at dozens of locations along
the London Marathon route was nothing short of absolutely
I thought, I'd like to support them too, and thus London to Venice was born! All I had to do was to find a friend with a sense of adventure akin to mine. Enter, Dave Micklewright! A work colleague of almost 20 years, Dave and I have run many miles together, and now the Alps to Venice in a short 1100 miles!! 19 to 31 May, 2012. Thanks for your support Dave(&Sue).... Maria wouldn't let me do it on my own!
Only 'Mad Doug and an Englishman' pedal out in the Midday Sun!.... and/or,
No, you don't have to be mad to do this, but it certainly does help. ;^)
Please support us in our quest for this great cause in any way you can... via our website
http://www.justgiving.com/Doug-and-Dave-TheLongWayOverChallenge or.... by a text or phone call to Mobile - 07736 793149 !
We would love to hear from you! and Many Thanks!!
Doug & Dave (The Adventure Capitalists!)
PS Leaving Chesham at 0815 hrs on 19 May, passing HH Magic Roundabout 0850, Leaverstock Green 0900, St Albans (M&S) 0920, Hatfield 0950, Hertford (Cafe Rouge for Coffee) 1045, Ware 1130, Bishops Stortford 1230... towards Harwich 1830 hrs.
If you would like to come out and cheer us on, let me know for more details!
PPS - We'll be taking in Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany... Black Forest Gateau, Switzerland, Austria, Germany again!, Austria again! 8900' ASL!, then it all downhill to Italy, and the lovely city of Venice from 31 May, 2012.
PPS - The Overall Route!! See map above!
PPPS - Follow us on this GPS link!! Especially as we cross The Alps on Tuesday 29th May!!
1 Go to this web page http://gps.motionx.com/iphone/liveupdates
2 Enter Channel 13131
3 Hit the submit button.
You will see a map of the world with (hopefully an Orange blob with "Dave & Doug" on it.
Zoom in and track us across Europe