Numbum Round Britain
The story of a journey.
It's been an ambition of mine for some time to drive Numbum, our 1937 MG TA round the coast of mainland UK, using roads as close to the coast as possible. 2016 is going to be the year it happens.
The trip is just over 4000 miles and if we include Anglesey and Skye (as they are connected by a bridge) it will be around 4500 miles. The aim is for around 150 miles per day. Nothing is planned apart from the route. Overnight stops will be whatever we can find on the day. There are many options ranging from hotels down to a small tent by the roadside. We won't be stuck.
The plan is to start at the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough and travel clockwise round the coast and finish back at where we started. The start date is 22 July 2016.
We are going to try to raise some money for charity in the process and we contacted a previous owner of Numbum and asked them for their favourite charity. They chose Harrison's Fund, which is raising funds for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. A Just Giving page has been set up. Contributors will be listed on the Contributors page unless they request otherwise but amounts will not be shown. Corporate contributors may have their logo displayed on Numbum. Logos will probably never be removed.
The blog will tell the story but as we are doing this for fun it will only be updated when we have time.