On Sunday 16th September 2018 Stuart set off from the very wet & windy John O' Groats for his epic 1000 mile journey down the length of the UK in a pedal powered bathtub. His recumbent cycle has been fitted into a bathtub, complete with a flying fluffy duck (named James... James Pond!), an exhaust pipe firing out hundreds of bubbles an hour, and a man in a bath with bright green hair! (although with all the rain its now a lovely shade of luminous yellow! )
So far he is on track to complete his mammoth journey to Land’s End by Sunday September 30th. Stuart has a tracker on board so you can follow him every step of the way.
Despite being in the remote rural highlands with views of mostly open countryside (consisting of relentless steep hills!), lochs & hundreds of Scottish cows, support has been amazing. From people coming out of their homes to offer him cups of tea & biscuits to guest houses making him a home cooked lasagne despite the kitchens been closed as he got to his destination too late – much needed after a day of 80+ miles in the grim torrential rain with headwinds of 40mph & being battered by the grit & dirt being flung up from the trucks passing him on the roads. There’s be a few hiccups on the way-including discovering the handbrake had seized up & had been stuck on continuously for 3 days ! but despite this Stuart is more motivated than ever to make it to the finish lineOver the last 11 year of fundraising, Stuart has raised over £50,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Despite having to have a 2 year break after discovering he had a severe Mitral Valve leak in his heart but after major surgery in October 2017 he’s thrown himself head long in to his latest mad fool challenge more determined than ever to raise awareness & funds for the amazing charity.
There will be a tracker on board so you can follow every step of the way. Please donate using the link below. Every penny counts & every penny spurs him on to continue this almost impossible challenge.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOGGING ONTO LIVE TRACKER
1. Click link above
2. Username is …. email@example.com
3. Password is …. Bath2018
4. For memorable word when prompted just select the letter a
5. Finally click on the yellow or green dot on the bottom of the screen to select the vehicle/bath tub . If the dot is green it means the tracker is on and live, even if its yellow it still shows the last position.
Use the navigation bar above to go to the next page.
Page 2 explains PAST AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
Page 3 is a News page which will update my progress before,
during and after the challenge