Around Thames Valley in 80 Ways: The Opening Ceremony
Around Thames Valley in 80 Ways:
transport for the journey
How many different forms of transport can you spot?
Rural items from Haddenham
Oh dear, the horse seems to have bolted
Yes, the torches and tracksuit were used for real on the Paralympic Relay ...
This is a prize-winning vehicle you know
Tony & Jola chose a vintage Rover
How come the ladies got landed with the broomstick and crutches?
A tight fit for a small train
I know its cold, but ......
A fine balancing act........
More Wheel Power to the elbow
Haddenham and Bicester presidents a tad out of season on High Wycombe's Santa sleigh
Preparing for home: one way to start a Morris Minor
Our intrepid photographer, Chris Behan, wondering who is this Stig?
Back in the warm Olympic Lodge, following dinner, Mike Mackenzie inspires the teams
Some other plans
Will Bourne End and Cookham be sailing down the Thames
What will Princes Risborough bring - something from the Kop Hill Climb?
Abingdon Vesper is planning to Dragon Boat it
Don't worry, she hasn't passed her test yet...
Penny farthing for YOUR thoughts
Your ideas and pics, please
A Paralympic Legacy
What its all about
A friendship relay between District 1090 clubs celebrating London 2012 by raising funds and awareness for Wheel Power's Rotary WheelAppeal Olympic Legacy project.
Around Thames Valley in 80 Ways
Having fun, meeting friends along the way while raising funds and awareness for WheelPower's Rotary Wheel Appeal!
To celebrate the Olympic & Paralympic Games
To fundraise for WheelPower leaving a lasting Sporting Legacy through the purchase of manual sports wheelchairs for young disabled people in the Thames Valley area
To promote fellowship between Clubs
To show that Rotary is a great place to be for 'Making a Real Difference'
'Opening Ceremony' Monday 8 April at Stoke Mandeville Stadium
A wide variety of transport arrived at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the home of the Paralympic Movement, as over 80 Rotary club representatives met to hear the finer details of what was planned. Kindly hosted by the Wheel Power Team, Rotarians and friends were taken on a tour of the superb facilities and shown examples of the sports wheel chairs. At dinner, the tables were a buzz of excited conversation! Inspired by the Wheel Power Team and guest speaker, Mike Mackenzie with his tales of the original Around the World in 80 Ways, lead clubs for each area were soon found. With logistics and H&S sorted, they collected their relay 'batons' and the show was on the road!
Thanks to Chris Behan, Richard Monger and others for the pics