Its been a while since the last update, so here are some ride related snippets. I have continued to give talks to community groups and last night gave my 149th talk which was to the W I in Dymock, a village Strider and I went through on Day 4 of the ride when we were heading from Gloucester to Hereford. Thanks to many generous people our ride donation total has now reached just over £88,000 split between the Family Holiday Association and the Riding for Disabled Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre. It was £48,000 in December 2013 when we got home after our seven months on the road. It went up dramatically in 2014 as some big donations came in and has continued to rise bit by bit since then. A typical talk raises £60 to £90 (but sometimes is much more than that) including a donation for my giving the talk, plus money from the sale of the card showing us in Exeter Cathedral, and some personal donations from audience members. Do get in touch if you would like a talk. I will come anywhere in Great Britain; talk to any number of people from 2 to 200+ (2000+ if you have got them) and accept whatever amount you feel you wish to give.
I am frequently asked where Strider is now and how he is. Well since December 2015 he has been with the Walby family, who helped me find him back in January/February 2012. He is in great shape as this shot shows. Here he is with Sam on a fun ride in July 2019!