Happy Henry's Round Britain Challenge

Andy & Paddy's Great Trip For Pancreatic Cancer Action

Henry on the TV


Henry's departure was covered on Cumbria's newest TV station, That's Cumbria TV on freeview. Click the link above to watch it. Lots of Rotary coverage.

Day 8 Happy Henry Round Britain Challenge for Pancreatic Cancer Action

Once again the weather is the biggest challenge. Henry is now dried out but it's out with the battery powered PA system for safety as Andy performs at the Welland Steam Fair, near Malvern today. 

The team have now covered over 350 miles, or around 10% of their journey.

Communications have been a big problem with poor wifi and telephone signals.

The day before yesterday Henry, Andy, Richard and Paddy met up with Nick Williams and his little Morris in the village of Leintwardine. Nick's car is reputed to be the fastest pre-war Morris on the roads and after going out for a spin in it Andy certainly agreed.

Last night Andy and the crew stayed in a glorious spot near great Budworth. Belmont Hall Camping. The owner lost his wife to pancan and let us stay free which was really appreciated. They've a website www.belmontcamping.co.uk so why not check them out? Also a great pub nearby 'The Cock' where we were made most welcome.

Finally a big mention to Richard who has been doing a sterling job as backup crew driving the camper van. Richard is the first of several backup crew who will be assisting as Andy and Paddy continue their epic 3000 mile adventure.

More news soon.

Happy Henry Update Day 4

It has been a couple of eventful days with all of the changing weather conditions. Unfortunately yesterday Henry decided that enough was enough and he was not going anywhere with a wet magneto. £100 was raised in this leg

Moving down from Cartmel Henry has today been in Lythan-St Annes and Blackpool along with the crew.

We didn't hear if he spent any time on the beach with his little stick of Blackpool rock but I'm sure that Andy will have go his Ukulele out for the occasion.

After a drive along the prom prom prom it's off to Preston then Manchester and eventually ready for an overnight in Glossop

Bye for now

DAY 2 UPDATE - Happy Henry's Round Britain Challenge

Not much to report today. Andy broke his iPhone yesterday by trapping it in Henrys door so it's now a bit dead.

Staying at the Black Labrador in Kendal lest night was a watery adventure with torrential rain all night and this morning.

Henry's new roof was put to the test and apart from a big pool of water sitting on the roof this morning we're glad to say that all was lovely and dry inside.....unfortunately the support vehicle didn't fare so well as it sprung a leak.

And so to Cartmel for the races today. Andy was hoping to play and collect but it's all weather dependent.

I'll let you know tomorrow.

Luckily the team are staying at Cartmel tonight. A total of 73 miles covered up to now.

Happy Henry Round Britain Trip

It's been a fantastic launch to the trip with coverage of the send off by BBC Look North, BBC Radio Cumbria And Cumbria TV.
The launch event was a great success with A collection being made by members of the Rotary Clubs of Carlisle South, Carlisle Castle and Brampton & Longtown with a varied musical accompaniment by local musician Brian James.


A great send off by the Mayor of Carlisle Cllr Vasey as she came along for a short part of the journey with Paddy and me followed on in the support bus by Richard.
We collected around £80.00 in the hour and a half we had in Carlisle.

It certainly was a carnival atmosphere as we coincided with the Carlisle Foodie Fair.

Unfortunately things didn't stay so jubilant for long with long traffic jams en-route to penrith because a car had overturned.

To make matters worse Andy has broken his mobile phone so there may be a day or two until the next update.
Now happily bedded down for the night at Kendal.
Speak Soon

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