Saturday, 2 September 2017

The Journeys

The Plan:

I intend to ride each London Bus route from end to end in numerical order. My bus-loving friend John Stracey first came up with this idea. He did start but was sadly taken by cancer long before he could complete the routes. So I would like to do this on his behalf, in his memory. 

At the same time I hope to split fundraising for it between his favourite charity World Wildlife Fund and the chosen charity of his widow Cancer Research UK - the links to my fundraising pages on JustGiving can be found below. Please help me to raise as much as I can - £1 per route would make £700, £350 for each charity!

At times life will have to take precedence but I intend to make regular progress starting with Route 1 on John's anniversary - the 6th September this year. I will post evidence for each route on this blog, including images, details and anecdotes. 

To find my page and donate to the World Wildlife Fund UK: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ridingtheroutesoflondon

To find my page and donate to Cancer Research UK: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ridingtheroutes



John Stracey on Cathedrals Express
                                 
   



6 comments:

  1. How nice to do this in John"a memory.
    Sheila

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  2. Thanks Rob so kind of you to do this in memory of John.
    Debbie

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  3. robert Bourton9 March 2018 at 15:48

    Well, we are 6 months in and I have reached the No 50. Not quite as far in as I had hoped by this stage but hey-ho, if it is going to take my seven years so be it!

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  4. My progress has been slowed recently by the dispertion of the routes which have made it increasingly difficult to do multiple routes in a day. The next pair Nos 83 and 84 will necessitate travelling to Ealing hospital for a bus to Golders Green and then the 84 from New Barnet to ST Albans. All along way from the Sutton/Croydon interface!!

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  5. Today we reached a milestone, bus route No 100 on John's anniversary and obviously also one year since I started the quest

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