William Reddaway starts epic 2,500 horseback journey.
William Reddaway, a retired manager is to ride his horse 2,500 miles around the UK and visit 30 cathedrals to raise money for charity. William Reddaway will set off from Farncombe Estate in Worcestershire; he said he hopes to raise £100 per mile for two charities and a total of £250,000 throughout the journey.
“I wanted to do a circular route and I thought around four corners of England would be fun and I chose cathedrals because they are where they were 700-800 years ago and part of the towns.”
Mr Reddaway will start by travelling north on his horse Strider, visiting many locations before reaching his first corner in Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria and finally finishing his journey at Farncombe Estate. He said: “I am taking one change of clothes, one sleeping bag and mat and Strider’s first aid kit, grooming kit, water, bucket and feed and some maps,”
The money he raises will go to the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre and the Family Holiday Association which helps provide short breaks for the needy families.