Matthew Sturgeon is an architect and cyclist from Ilkley in Yorkshire and he’s on a mission to visit every one of mainland Britain’s 186 lighthouses. Inspired by his late late wife Angela, who raised £40,000 for cancer research, Matthew is raising money for his A Bit Of A Break charity. It funds visits for cancer patients and their families to holiday properties around the UK. He started collecting his lighthouses with a ride along the Northumbrian coast and has now visited 100. But why lighthouses? What’s his favourite lighthouse? What has been the most disappointing lighthouse? What has been the most difficult to cycle to? And what will be lighthouse number 186? Matthew tells his story to The Cycling Europe Podcast…
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I really enjoyed listening to this podcast . Thank you. When he rides to Cape Wrath , he will find the smoothest part of the ‘road’ is the cattle grids. Rode the NCSR back in 2006 when the ferry went from Bergen to Shetland
Thanks Brenda! (Was I correct about there being talk of a new ferry route from Newcastle?)
There has been talk about it for at least 7 years I know of but still nothing that I have heard of. So wish it would happen.