27 September 2017
I will be following this and made a donation to the cause earlier today. The donation actually entitles me to ride with them through the Eurotunnel as far as Paris. The first leg of their RTW trip.Whether I'll actually do that is debatable and under discussion with Claire. The ride is only a week after we get back from Florida.
Slavery exists and needs to be stamped out across the globe. It was finally outlawed in 1807 in Britain and its Empire. Yet today it exists in many forms.
Sign up to the blog and read the entries from the organisations they are hoping to support on the trip.
The guys don't set off until October 21st. Plenty of time to catch-up and even donate.
18 September 2017
17 September 2017
Guessed at what they will call them. Look like a good idea.
Bike stuff especially could do with some of these.
The British Legion are apparently trialling them in South and West Yorkshire!
So have to wait and see if they are produced in time for the start of the Poppy Appeal next month.
I could do with a few for bike gear and hoodies.
16 September 2017
|St Paul's Cathedral|
|Thames Sailing Barges and HMS Belfast|
15 September 2017
8 September 2017
3 September 2017
2 September 2017
The FA Cup. The oldest football cup competition in the world.
The smaller clubs began playing early in August and today in the third round of games called the First Qualifying Round my local club, Folkestone Invicta, began their attempt to reach the First Round Proper.
It's this round where the Football League clubs from the third and fourth tiers on the pyramid come into play.
Invicta are in the 7th tier.
The opponents today were Greenwich Borough from the division in the Isthmian League, currently named after the sponsors Bostik.
Plenty of huff and puff. A mistake ked to the visitors going ahead after only 8 minutes. Invicta pulled level just before half time but were generally the better side but 1-1 was about right.
Into the second half it was more of the same but surprisingly it was Borough that scored first.
Invicta pressed and pressed and a late and clumsy tackle saw the visitors reduced to ten men with a red card for a second yellow card.
It wasn't long before Invicta drew level. A fierce shot into the bottom corner.
With some time wasting angering the home fans the game came to a head. A few skirmishes. What we call "handbags".
The pressure continued and after a long break for an injury to the Borough left back saw them reduced to 9 men.
The last few minutes saw them fighting a rearguard action until a corner and Invicta scored a third to win the game, 3-2.
A superb game for home fans and neutrals. For a tenner it was great entertainment.
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