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World record attempt to set off from Wye

David Charles of Thighs of Steel launches the final leg of the World Record attempt outside the Tickled Trout, Wye Saturday 18th September 2021

Intrepid cyclists will gather at the Tickled Trout in Wye on Saturday morning to complete their official Guinness World Record attempt. They will set out at 9am 18th September on the final 148km leg of their 2,400km ride. The marathon relay started in St Austell in Cornwall and will finish tomorrow in Dover. The cycle event organiser Thighs of Steel started in 2016, and aims to raise £100,000 in aid of practical grassroots projects that support refugees across Europe. Pedal power will provide them with emergency aid, vocational training, language lessons and trauma counselling. The whole route spells 'refugees welcome'. Hence on the final leg it forms an 'e', and this route is, the organisers make no secret, 'a bit of a beast'. At 9am the cyclists will leave Wye on Olantigh Road, then turn east across the Downs via Crundale to Sandwich before heading north to Birchington, and a gentle ride along the Oyster coast to Graveney. Next they will turn south through Selling and Molash, go down White Hill (how very wise) and fly through Wye again and head towards Brabourne. The final section will follow the scenic clifftop route into Dover and end with a civic welcome.

Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 21:20 by Admin

Tags: Charity, Fundraising, Guinness World Record, Olantigh, Refugees, Thighs of Steel, Tickled Trout