Will Bligh’s Coast and Castle Cycle!

On Sunday 26th of March, we’re delighted to be the starting point for Will Blight’s latest charity cycle in aid of Ducks and Drakes Cancer Trust! Read Will’s blog post below about his Coast and Castles Cycle, and how to support his journey!

“My name is Will Blight and I live in Melcombe Bingham. This year I’m going to cycle, unsupported, around the entire coast of England, Wales and Scotland (including many of the Scottish Islands) all in aid of Ducks & Drakes.

And I’ve given myself the task of visiting as many castles as I can on the coast (plus inland to a degree at my discretion), to make it more interesting!

I’m calling it: Coast and Castles Cycle for Ducks & Drakes Cancer Trust – this is also the name of the Facebook Page I have set up. So far this has updates on preparations, which are many!

For those that don’t know, Ducks & Drakes is a Cancer trust here in Dorset, run by volunteers, that supports youths diagnosed with bowel cancer and are going through difficult times. They could not help without the generosity of fundraisers and their supporters. Here is a link to the fundraising page of my enormous trip:


Though a long time ago now, I have done this sort of trip before – twice! In 2004 and 2006 I went clockwise and anticlockwise respectively. Going to all the RNLI Lifeboat Stations in the UK, on that trip, was a challenge and a half! As I have discovered, my bike and trailer combination gets noticed a lot, because it is rather unusual.

Thanks to Walbridge Motor Company who have offered to do corrective work on my trailer chassis, which has seen more than 9,000 miles over the previous two trips and has sat outside for 13 of the 17 years since the last one!

I’m going to leave on the 26th March from The Keep Military Museum, in Dorchester. Many thanks to them for letting me have my official send-off just outside their front entrance. It will be a fitting place for it.”

For more information about the work Ducks and Drakes do, click here!

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