Every year, some of the team and Directors at Roseville take on an extreme challenge to raise money for their charitable foundation, The Rose. After a successful car rally last year, they have decided to take on a physical challenge this year. The challenge is Cycling and walking ‘The Trafalgar Way’. 271 miles over 37 hours from Falmouth to London. The cycling event will take place from Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July. The walking will take place over 11 days due to the distance of the event.
THE HISTORY BEHIND IT:
The Trafalgar Way is the name given to the historic route used to carry dispatches with the news of the Battle of Trafalgar overland from Falmouth to the Admiralty in London. The first messenger in November 1805 was Lieutenant John Richards of HMS pickle, who reached Falmouth on 4 November after a hard voyage in bad weather. His journey was 271 miles, taking 37 hours and costing £46. There were 21 stops to change horses on the way from Falmouth to London. The route he took, which we will be taking is the main Falmouth to London coaching road.
Falmouth to Truro, to the Blue Anchor, to Bodmin, to Launceston, to Oakhampton, to Crockernwell, to Exeter, to Honiton, to Axminster, to Bridport, to Dorchester, to Blandford, to Woodyates, to Salisbury, to Andover, to Overton, to Basingstoke, to Hertford-bridge, to Bagshot, to Staines, to Hounslow, to Admiralty.
If you would like to take part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
The minimum amount needed to raise is £300.