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Pier Pressure August 21st - Barnstaple > Weston > Swansea

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Pier Pressure - Cruising Against Cancer

For those of you not yet up to speed with my Charity Run around the Country, please read here   http://www.pierpressure2016.co.uk/index.html


Sunday August 21st (Day 10 of 10)


The last official day of pier visiting.  We will cross the Victorian marvel of Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Severn Bridge before ending the challenge as we started it in Wales.
The Mumbles becomes the 57th and last pier of our Pier Pressure challenge.

Piers visited

52. Burnham-on-Sea  53. Western-Super-Mare Grand  54. Western-Super-Mare Burbeck  55. Clevedon  56. Penarth  57. The Mumbles





We will be spending our last night away from home at:

Travelodge Swansea,
M4 Motorway,
Penllergaer,
Swansea
SA4 9GT
Phone: 0871 984 6055


If you are in this area today, then I could really do with some help and support. If you have any official contacts that may be of use, then please let me know. If you know anyone in the local groups of the Breast cancer Care or Cancer Research Charities that we are supporting, Newspapers, Local media, local radio, Mayors, anyone official that is up for a photo shoot, or even rent-a-crowd to cheer us on, then can you get them to the piers for our photo shoots? If you have a Buggy and want to join us for todays cruise, then we would love to have you on board, the more the merrier.

Obviously, you can see that with what we are trying to accomplish, it does mean that we are very limited on time, so any drinks or refreshments that you can pass in the direction of the team would be very much appreciated, and silly things like pointing out where the nearest toilet stops are can really save us a lot of time.

Hopefully we will not need any, but it would be useful to know if anyone has any workshop facilities or tools nearby in case of emergency repairs.

And finally, its all about the money - every single penny counts, and it could be that one penny that makes the difference

So please, if you have not yet done so, then please click here:


http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pierpressure2016


Look forward to cruising with you
« Last Edit: July 24, 2016, 12:29:27 AM by Chad »
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Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 05:37:25 PM
We're in.  ;-)up
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Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 11:07:22 PM
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Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 12:50:58 AM
I should be in for that Sunday. Might make the trip down after work on the Saturday night if I've got somewhere to stay


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Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 01:56:26 AM
Brilliant Mate. We will be stopping at the Travelodge in Barnstaple that night if that helps.

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Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 10:53:32 PM
Great stuff Chad. Will I need to book in advance?


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Reply #6 on: August 10, 2016, 10:42:40 AM
Chad I'd love to come down to join up at Clevedon or Weston (should be able to get there by lunchtime on your Sunday schedule) and follow you round into Wales, stay in the Travelodge at Swansea and see your triumphal return to your home town on the Monday.
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Reply #7 on: August 10, 2016, 11:15:50 PM
Hugh thats sounds brilliant.

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Reply #8 on: August 19, 2016, 08:57:09 PM
Planning on been there with Hugh so will collect you just off the M5 north of bridgewater on the Burnham Road but will be returning home and not crossing the Severn.


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Reply #9 on: August 20, 2016, 03:26:46 PM
Hugh and I are meeting at BP station J9 Tewkesbury at 8.15 for a steady cruise down the M5 to J23 bridgewater north.


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Reply #10 on: August 20, 2016, 08:23:56 PM
...and we'll see you in Barnstaple ready for 8:30  ;-)up (cursing the weather?)
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Reply #11 on: August 20, 2016, 09:26:34 PM
Looks to mostly be cloudy, but rain is coming on evening.


Really wanted to join you for this one but I haven't been able to test the buggy since returning from day1&2 of the run.
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Reply #12 on: August 20, 2016, 11:15:59 PM
Hazel I am leaving home at 8am if you want a passenger seat trip, not sure on the buggy but you may need waterproofs. Replacement fan switch in mine has not been checked for cut in temp so if it gets to hot the heater may need turning on a bit but the doors will be off.

Meeting Hugh and Carl 8.15 for the trip down.
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Reply #13 on: August 21, 2016, 08:10:15 PM
Hazel I am leaving home at 8am if you want a passenger seat trip, not sure on the buggy but you may need waterproofs. Replacement fan switch in mine has not been checked for cut in temp so if it gets to hot the heater may need turning on a bit but the doors will be off.

Meeting Hugh and Carl 8.15 for the trip down.


I only saw this message at 11.30am.


Went to test the buggy, this morning, after Dad had replaced the coil for me, seemed to be ok so Miller & I caught everyone up at Clevedon but got scared when the rain came  ;D
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Reply #14 on: August 22, 2016, 07:51:22 AM
Wondered what happened to you - when you turned off the M4 I nearly followed you but gambled Carl was on the right route and you were off to B&Q again! Yes the rain was grim so wise decision to not push your luck. Wilf lost all his electrics on that leg due to blown fuse so was lucky to struggle through to Mumbles.
Hugh