Thank you, young P, for your sponsorship of the Peacemobile efforts in the 21-mile challenge (see ‘Comments’ at the top). Thank you to others who’ve given money direct to the Fund as a general encouragement to make it. And thank you to everyone who has recently contributed to the Fund to support my godson Chris in his run.
The target is to do 21 miles, in one session (which Chris will be trying) or in lots of little ones (my hopes) by or on this Sunday.
Well, the latest news here in hip-height-world is that we have problems. The Peacemobile is great. The driver loves it. What the driver doesn’t like is motoring at max 4 miles per hour with no protection from torrential rain. In these last few days in London it’s been teeming. To get to the target on time would need something over three miles a day for three days. With stops and manoeuvres for people, and more for crossing roads, it would take about an hour and a half each day. In normal times DP would be up for it, but these days some hours unprotected in the rain wouldn’t please his doctors.
That’s a pity. Wasn’t expected. All I can say is I’ll “keep on rolling” and will hit the 21 – probably sometime next week.
And there will be fewer hold-ups from pedestrians because of the new weapon. A few days ago – before the rains started – a package arrived, sent by Chris. Here it is. What a hoot!