Conservation Team Architectural Technologist, Lottie Monk, a natural runner, changes things up and goes back to her teenage years by completing her leg by bike.  Lottie felt that the challenge wasn’t enough if she took the easy option and decided to raise money by making herself work hard.


After years of exercising generally on foot, Lottie tests her balance and completes an, unintentional, 20 mile round trip to Ickham and back for the Pilgrims Hospice.  Upon arriving at Ickham, she was quick to realise her faux pas and it was inevitable that she would have to ride back home too.  For someone who isn’t into riding, this is quite an achievement.


Ever the conservationist, Lottie wasn’t happy just visiting the awesome thatched roofs that adorn the buildings at Ickham Court Farm, she even included a detour through Wickhambreaux to admire the historic buildings there, absorb the technical detail of methods previously applied and expand her knowledge.  You can learn more about the project at Ickham Court Farm here –


Please reward Lottie’s extra efforts and support the work of the heroes at the Pilgrims Hospice by making a much appreciated donation.  Donations can be made on the following link


Lottie did not take the easy option, and reminds us, in the immortal words of Maya Angelou, ‘If you always try to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.’

With Lottie safely back in Chartham, and the baton left in the capable hands of Chris Davison, come back on Monday to see how Chris gets on making his way from Ickham to Birchington for Clague Reconnect and the Pilgrims Hospice.

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