Urban Dictionary: 2. Shoelace Express – “a metaphorical railroad that you would ‘board’ to let your friends know that you’re walking.”
On the 5th of February 2013 I am setting off from the pier in Eastbourne and walking the entire 7000 miles of the Great Britain’s coastline in one go! That’s further than walking from London to Beijing. I will be travelling light, accompanied only by my pack containing camping gear and essential kit.
I aim to camp as often as I can but definitely won’t turn down accommodation! All I’ll be using to get around is my silly little feet and perhaps the odd boat. I will stick as close to the coast as possible too, hoping to get back by Christmas.
I am not looking to break any world records or make a big deal about the whole thing, what I am hoping to do however is raise a whole bunch of money for one or two very worthwhile local charities. I imagine I will meet a lot of fantastic people and learn a lot, many of you I know are 94.6% up for joining us along parts of the way too. All I can say is please get involved!
You can help me raise money by donating at either one of the links below!
Sussex Air Ambulance Trust Donation Page - Everyday Hero UK
Sussex Air Ambulance Trust Donation Page – Just Giving
You can keep up to date on my progress by following me on Twitter, I’ve also got a Facebook page for you to like and help me share my cool and awesome stuff but until I actually leave I’ll mostly tweet about the preparations, fundraising and smaller walks I’ll be doing up until the big day. Something else you may find interesting is this blog, by a guy called Nat Severs. Back in 2010, when he was 24, he walked the same journey that I am hoping to achieve. The blog has greatly influenced me and reading that, along with a little bit of contact from him I have gained a lot of useful information for the trip next year!