Mr B. (that would be the Team Honk Relay Baton) left Grantham this morning with a band of Merry (Wo)men on their bikes. They set off in good spirits, despite the wind and rain, ready for their 30 mile cycle. Even Penny, who flew back to the UK less than 2 days ago (crazy lady!) was raring to go.
This amazing group are part of the Nottingham Team, who you can sponsor on the Nottingham Team Honk Page. They have already raise £1,235, (as of 25th February) which is 247% of their original target – way to go!!
Edited to add: Tuesday evening saw Mr. B being passed to Becky from Baby Budgeting. She cycled 10k on her exercise bike whilst wearing a ventilator… this is incredible and as someone who has bowed out of the physical activities due to ill health I can only begin to tell you how in awe I am that Becky had the strength to do this and want to give her a massive thumbs up!!
On 26th February Mr. B and the costumes will be passed on to another amazing group of people who will walk 30 miles to Derby. That's a total of 60 miles in distance covered by Mr. B, all thanks to the passion of a group of bloggers who wanted to be part of the Team Honk Blogger Relay.
No matter what the weather, the Relay continues! It was rather wet and windy this morning, but Mr. B didn't seem to mind!
If you missed my post on Sunday about the relay, then here are the important bits:
- The Team Honk Relay started in Land's End on 12th January and will end at John O Groats on 21st March
- Over 200 bloggers are taking part to pass the baton (Mr B.) all around the UK – you can see the route on the Team Honk Master Route page.
- So far the 38 regional teams have raised a staggering £20,060 between them (as of 12:15 on 25th February) which has smashed their target of £20,000! And the relay still has several weeks to go – how high will it go? Why not visit the Team Honk Fundraising Page and add a donation! You can donate to your own local group if you'd like – they are all listed on there.
- You can also donate easily by mobile. Simply text HONK to 70005 to donate £5 to Sport Relief .
Every little helps and all the money raised will be used by Comic Relief to help people both in the UK and abroad.
And if you're not sure what Team Honk is all about, then have a read of their story so far.
But for now, let's cheer off the Nottingham Team as they head off on their "merry" way!
Edited to add: The first leg of the Nottingham Team arrived safely in West Bridgford late Tuesday afternoon. They had overcome the wind, rain and 8, yes that's EIGHT punctures along the way! If that determination doesn't spur you on to give them a donation then I don't know what will!! Perhaps this video by Penny taken a mile from their destination with puncture number 7 will…
Don't forget – this is all part of Sport Relief and you can get involved yourself, here's the lowdown:
The first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014. The public can join the fun and games by running, swimming or cycling their way to raising cash at over a thousand venues around the country, including the landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
As one of the biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active raise cash and change lives. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help transform the lives of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people both at home in the UK and across the world.