Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

Saddle sore and muddy: fund raising for SSAFA

Posted by: JHM Date: 17 May 2018

We are so proud of all those stalwart Cordwainers who pushed themselves through the highs and lows of physical endurance in May to raise funds for SSAFA.

Four teams faced electrocution, sunstroke and mud to complete the Tough Mudder in Henley on 5 May. The course lived up to its name, but happily the teams survived and even enjoyed the whole event.

A week later Court Assistant Harry Weber-Brown spent the weekend cycling 187.5 miles around London in the London Revolution. He reports:

‘Day 1 started fine and dry, with a blast through south London and out to the North Downs and Surrey Hills. The first two-thirds were dry and cloudy, but then the heavens opened for the last 33 miles, which was like riding in a very cold shower. The hills were great as they warmed you up; the descents were cold and treacherous.

After a night in a small one man test with 2,000 other middle-aged men in Lycra, we kicked off again for a beautiful day.The first 30 miles was through the Thames Valley  to Marlow in warm sunshine and then, following the pit stop, it was into the Chilterns, where the really tough climbs were.’

Congratulations to everyone who took part and many thanks to those who have been kind enough to sponsor them. Donations are still very welcome via Just Giving