After doing the Rome challenge I decided to do the London challenge, 21km. It was very easy and I did it in a couple of days, however, it encouraged me to move more than normal, and who can complain about that.
As with the Rome challenge, there were virtual checkpoints and postcards with information about the places. I took M to London back in 2002 to stay for a week and stayed in Bloomsbury, the hotel was in the middle of the square where Oliver Twist was filmed and the famous scene of “who will buy my beautiful roses”. We had a great time, but M has never been back since. I have been a good few times to see a dental specialist as I sued my old dentist (yes, I won the case).
The checkpoints where:
- Starting point, Big Ben
- Trafalgar Square
- Buckingham Palace
- Hyde Park
- The Regent’s Park
- The British Museum
- St Paul’s Cathedral
- Tower of London
- Tower Bridge
- The Shard
- Finishing point, London Eye
I am not too sure which challenge to do next, but there are a few I like the look of, Everest Base Camp – 70km, Laugavegur Trail – 80km, Pyramids of Egypt – 132km, and The Great Wall of China – 300km. Other companies do challenges covering even more miles however, the medals are not as nice and that is one of the main attractions to the challenge, apart from trying to be healthy and increase my fitness.
So, until next time…
2 thoughts on “Walking Challenge – London”
My medal arrived yesterday. Pacer has really good ones! The Laugavegur medal glows in the dark.
I love London, it was nice to get back at least virtually. 🙂
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I fancy the Laugavegur one just because to glows in the dark lol.