Thursday, 26 May 2011

Busy Bee..

'Over the last 2 weeks, I have been a busy man. Having cycled from Manchester to Kent then over to Whitby managing roughly 70 miles a day. Camped out in wet weather and battled with howling head winds. There is no doubt about it- I have put the equipment to the test!'  -Andrew Norris.

Andy has even made friends along the way, He was very excited about meeting Laurence in particular as Laurence is also on a cycling quest for charity to Australia (I am sure if Andy wasn't on a mission already he would have cycled with Laurence for a while!) you can read about Laurence's adventure at

While travelling to Whitby Andy stopped off in Scarborough, where he obtained his Kings Royal Rifle Corp Badge, given to him by Richard who runs a shop next to the Grand Hotel in Scarborough. This badge is one of the many small symbols Andy is collecting for the journey. He is still looking for a Liverpool Pennant or badge that he can present to Spionkop Lodge as a token when he gets there.

After Andy's Radio interview on BBC Merseyside today, He spent the afternoon on the beach with fish and chips taking in the spectacular views. As you can see from the photos, the road ahead is looking like a spectacular adventure and this is just the beginning!


  1. fantastic pictures especialy the one with the dog ha,ha. Safe journey my thoughts are with you.all i can say is. . . . . . .GO REW GO xxx

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    May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May sun shine warm upon your face,
    the rain fall soft upon your fields,
    and until we meet again
    may God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

  3. Andy asked me to let everyone know especially his mum that he is dooing well. I ran into him in New York working on the disaster relief operation that has been going on since hurricane sandy hit over three weeks ago. There is still lots of work to do and many many needy recovering families. Andy has made a difference. He has been helping as a red cross volunteer at our bulk distribution site on Staten Island. His plans are to move on to Canada after he finishes here and then maybe to Alaska and then who knows. He is making friends where ever he goes. Thank you Andy. and he is safe and well wearing his Univesity of Alabama knit cap and travelling around with all his belongings on his bike. Cecil Byrd