Mum for the Craghopper
trousers and shirt, and one or two other things during the
last 50 years!
Wright for her encouragement and being the first one to
sponsor one of the charities I am supporting. Please follow her example! :-)
Emma Jopling - for the
design of the 'website header' - see Emma's website for more of her
Symon Hill for advice, friendship, understanding, tolerance and a
place to stay when in London!
Eric Mozer, President of the
International Gliding Commission, for his letter of support.
Peter Stratten, Chief
Executive, of the
British Gliding Association, for his letter of support.
Patrick Nagelli, Chairman of
Aero Club of Great Britain, for his letter of support.
Susan Newby, Editor of
Sailplane and Gliding magazine, for her enthusiasm, support, advice and
Dave and his team at
Valtex for the backgound image and other ideas. Please
visit Dave's site on
Whitehead and the guys at
Edensoaring for the 'photoshoot'
and copious cups of tea!
Uncle Roy and Auntie
Marianna for their concern, tyres and spares that should see me through
The 'girls in the office' at
work, Brenda, Claire, Esther and Sheena, for putting up with me and their
My big little sister
Dawn and family for ensuring I won't go 'arse over tit' down big hills!
Lindsey Hall for keeping my
feet warm and dry!
Beatrice Cami at
International for her support.
Arno and his
club for being the first people to offer me a place to camp overnight on
my journey and the offer of a glass of wine or two as well!
Tilo Holighaus, Bernd
Weber and all the guys at
Schempp-Hirth for offering to be my first
Bernard for his generous
gift - it is the thought that counts - much appreciated Bernard.
My 'buddy' Kusal Das for his
kind donation, encouragement and always trying to make me think through
for ensuring I will be sartorially elegant on the bike, with their
support in providing a range of cycle clothing at significant discount.
Chain-L for keeping me well oiled during my journey!
Schwalbe UK for the discounted Marathon Mondials for Africa.
Brooks for helping keep my saddle in tip top condition and the offer
Lifesystems for the discounted kit to keep me healthy through the