On May 28 2016 Mark Williams is setting out to cycle the 39 ancient counties of England, visiting three points of interest in each county along the way. Starting at Hay Castle, Hay-on-Wye, covering over 100 miles a day, the distance of over 3100 mile take one calendar month to complete; finishing in Laurie's home county of Herefordshire.
The places visited will include the northern, eastern, southern and western most points of England, as well as the lowest and highest, which means summiting Scaffel Pike whilst in Cumberland!
This challenge is to raise money for the TCT Laurie Engel fund, which was set up in 2005, following the tragic passing of my old school friend Laurie, caused by a rare and aggressive cancer.
Many of Laurie's friends will be getting on their bicycles and joining the ride for different stages.
This trip had taken inspiration from Matthew (Laurie's Father) Engel's book 'Engel's England', where he travelled the entire country and tried to discover the counties for what they were and show what they have become.
Cycling Engel's England
Fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust
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