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Going to the four corners of England makes a fantastic journey. And for hundreds of years cathedrals have been at the hearts of our towns and cities. Castles, town halls, and markets may have gone but the cathedral is where it always was. They were built when horses did the work and they are set in the heart of social, cultural, political, business and religious activity. There are plenty of people around them. A great opportunity to raise money!

I decided 30 cathedrals would be a good round number. I have included all England’s medieval cathedrals, plus the Tudor creations, plus some more. I cannot do the ride until I retire, so the start date is May 2013. I’ll be 65 and 3 months.

Raise a BIG sum of money.

Its a big ride: 2,500 miles, maybe more. It will take six months, maybe more.

For 2,500 miles: £250,000 is a BIG target! £100 per mile

Make a real difference to the charities.

I have supported the Family Holiday Association since 1995 when my daughter’s school was fundraising for it. I know the impact of holidays on children. I still remember a holiday at Hastings when I was only four. See

In 1998 I learned of the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre and its work with young people in London. I know the impact working with horses, being with horses and riding can have on children and young people, physically and mentally. I visited the Pony Centre and have supported it ever since. See

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