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NIGEL BENTLEY

My 2017 Challenge ~ WALK 1500 & CYCLE 1500 miles by ViewRanger GPS

Cycling and Walking throughout 2017 for St Wilfrid's Hospice (Eastbourne) Ltd because I aim to raise just part of a week's Hospice costs

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St Wilfrid's Hospice (Eastbourne) Ltd

We provide skilled and compassionate care to those with life-limiting illnesses

Charity Registration No. 283686

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Thanks for visiting my JustGiving page, where I summarise the aims behind my ViewRanger Double Challenge 2017.

In 2016 I walked throughout the year a total of 2500-miles ... but managed very little cycling ~ at just over 100-miles.  I realise that, as a Personal Trainer, cycling had been the passion that originally fired my interests in fitness and nutrition.


Therefore, time for a change ...

To balance the efforts for 2017, I deliberately set myself a pair of ViewRanger Challenges, including reintroducing some miles on two wheels.   

I am aiming to raise monies to supports at least a part of a week's costs faced day-in-day-out by the splendid team at St Wilfrid's Hospice in Eastbourne.

Due to the nature of my Challenges, I am not seeking pence (or part thereof) per mile ... more likely  a sum when milestones are reached; or per month completed ... etc


My target is to walk 1,500 miles and to cycle between 750 & 1,500 miles in the year ~ equivalent to just over 4.4 miles per day of each ~ if the end result is to be a combined total of 3,000 miles.


Some background now explained as to the recording of distances covered using the ViewRanger mobile GPS app :  It is an excellent application available on Apple and Android mobile smartphones ~ using accurate GPS technology to monitor & record the following :

  • movement ~ distance and speed
  • differentiate speed of movement for different activities
  • provide average speed for a particular track completed or in progress
  • likewise for height climbed on Ordnance Survey mapping routes  ...  and
  • give estimated time of arrival when following a route

 ... amongst other things.  As the leader of a Rambling and Nordic Walking Club, this app has made our planning and executing the routes we take much more interesting and practical.

No, you cannot walk with this on a treadmill in a Gym  or Fitness Studio to clock up miles whilst not actually moving over the ground ... nor jump in the car and record away

2016 was the year when I learned exactly how this all works!  The ViewRanger website then records from 1st January to 31st December exactly what one has done throughout the year ~ in  my case under the Nom de Marche of "Walk Leader".

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