Well done! An impressive spread, and we meet at Zeals. My family was remarkably supportive too.YES!!! Finished the challenge at the weekend (at long last).
the family will be happy, as it impacted two family holidays and a weekend away. It's taken 7 months to complete, and I've visited 6 'foreign' counties.
The full list:
Ashtead>Bramley>Coldharbour>Dorking>Effingham>Fetcham>Guildford>Holmbury St Mary>Ifield>Jacobs Well>Knaphill>Leatherhead>Mickleham>North Holmwood>Ockham>Pirbright>Queens Corner>Rake>Sheet>Tadworth>Ulverston>Valley Truckle>West Downs>OXshott>Yarlington>Zeals
I think Zeal will be my Z, its a long way from home but I think that I will make the effort to get there and have an overnighter between xmas and new year as we are heading to Zummerzet for the new year periodWell done! An impressive spread, and we meet at Zeals. My family was remarkably supportive too.
Strange that until late September no-one had been to Zeals. The standard scruffy white signs are fine for the challenge, of course, but if anyone else is going there and wants to get the handsome stone sign, it's located on the old A303 heading eastwards to Mere. That means if approaching on the B-road from the north you don't want to cut off the corner; you need to carry on along almost as far as the bridge carrying the current A303 before turning right.
I have a feeling there was talk of a "Zouchparty", possibly around this time. Did it happen?
For the second time round I've been looking for a theme to make it a little different. I thought perhaps I could go for places which have a larger, more famous namesake either in the UK or elsewhere. On a long ride in the Cotswolds today I bagged the first three.
Arlington, from which the US military cemetery takes its name:
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Barnsley, a chocolate-box Cotswold village (as we all know):
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And Cambridge, a scruffy little village on the A38 south of Gloucester:
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As a challenge it's looking quite promising. One or two may prove impossible but I can see realistic options for most letters. D should be Dunkirk, which has already appeared in this thread at least once.
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