Alan Gardiner
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Alan Gardiner

Maggie & Oscar face final thousand of epic 5,000 mile 'Dog on Tour' cycle

Alan Gardiner
Posted by
Alan Gardiner
14 Jul 2015

Now back in England & starting the long stretch home to Suffolk, Maggie & Oscar still need your help

Maggie Scorer and her golden retriever Oscar set off on their 5,000 cycle challenge back in March and have since travelled up the East coast, traversed Scotland (inc the islands), biked through the North-West, around Wales and are now in Bristol, a mere 1,000 miles from home!

Despite all the challenges (broken bike parts, hailstones, gail force winds, exposed hilltops, isolated countryside, etc), they are amazingly ahead of schedule and in good spirits.  What makes this effort even more incredible is that Maggie has organised and funded the entire challenge herself. Her fundraising currently stands at a fantastic £13,500 to be split between ourselves and SANDS, the Stillbirth & Neo-Natal Death charity, with more to come.

During the challenge Maggie has met lots of fantastic people and had a lot of support along the way from members of the public, dog-friendly hotel staff and cafe owners. She has also met with our brilliant branches in North Northumberland and Blackpool to share a meal or a cup of tea and hear about the work they do locally and how her fundraising will help blood cancer patients in the future.

So as they embark on the final thousand miles from Bristol to her hometown, Aldeburgh, in Suffolk, Maggie has asked if anyone living near the coast in Devon, Cornwall, Sussex or the South-East would be able to offer them a room, bed or sofa for a night. If a freebie isn't possible then a discount on a hotel room or B&B would also be much appreciated.

To find out more about Maggie & Oscar's challenge or to offer any help with accomodation, please get in contact via her website here - http://dogontour.co.uk/

Or if you're not able to help directly but would instead like to donate, please visit her fundraising page here