Collectively the Clague Reconnect Relay has managed to mount up 85 miles to bring the team back together, this isn’t including the return journeys half the team have had to make, we will announce the total miles covered at the end of the Challenge.
With the efforts of the team driving him forward, Part II Architectural Assistant, Owen Darby, steps up to the plate to contribute a further 13 miles moving us all ever closer to the target destination.
Owen decided that it’s time to appreciate the Kent countryside and took the scenic route from Birchington to Canterbury, this meant riding along stunning coastal paths, via tourism hotspots of Reculver, Herne Bay and Whitstable, before heading down the Crab and Winkle Way to Sollys Orchard to hand over the baton. Once the deed was done Owen made his way back to Birchington, arriving in time to see the sun set.
The Crab and Winkle way was historically a railway line between Canterbury and Whitstable, known locally as the Crab and Winkle Line, hence the name of the route today. The Railway line famously opened in 1830 starting from, what is now, Canterbury West. Click here to find out more about this cycle route and maybe try it for yourself. https://explorekent.org/activities/crab-and-winkle-way-canterbury-to-whitstable/
Please remember that Owen’s efforts are ultimately to raise money for the Pilgrims Hospice and help those in a time when it is most needed, for both the patients and their families. Donations can be made on the following link https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/ClagueReconnect
Luckily for us, Owen kept moving on his journey and because he did he saw some beautiful and memorable things, so take this as you go ‘Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there’ Will Rogers
With the sunset and the baton passed, follow the next chapter of this story when Partner Mayler Colloton makes his way to Herne Bay.
Posted on | by Tim Wolfe-Murray