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Bob's American Pacific Coast Ride - Revisited

Bob's American Pacific Coast Ride - Revisited

As some of you may remember, Bob Colclough attempted to cycle the West coast of USA last year in aid of Oak Tree Farm.  Unfortunately he became ill part way through and had to abandon the ride.  This year he hopes to try again.  Here is what he says on his Just Giving page about it:

"The adventure begins again...........Cycling from Seattle to San Diego on the Mexican border. Those that followed the ride last year will be aware of the “Oregon Flu” I contracted which meant I was unable to complete the ride fully. So it’s “unfinished business”!!

This is a "once-in-a-lifetime" trip, riding the North American Pacific Coast. 1630 miles with 106,300 feet of climbing.

Starting from Seattle on 6 September the route begins mainly flat and rolling with a few climbs through
Washington State, but soon becomes hilly along the coast of Oregon. Steep and long with spectacular views and undoubtedly exhilarating descents!

California is Redwood country with its coastline vistas and numerous towns and cities including San Francisco. The route actually traverses the Golden Gate Bridge and then onward towards LA and Santa Monica where I began my 2017 Transamerica ride to Orlando.

The plan is to arrive in San Diego by 1 October and if there's time I'd like to visit San Diego Zoo which I
recall reading about as a child.

All in all, this is considered as one of the most beautiful rides in the world and one which I am really looking forward to.

Having previously raised funds for national charities, I have chosen to continue my support for the Oak Tree Farm Rural Project, a local charity to Staffordshire that undertakes such wonderful work helping people with learning disabilities gain independence towards an active role in society." 

If you would like to support Bob and Oak Tree Farm you can donate online through his Just Giving page following this link:


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