Stuart Woolger


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Stu's Trans American Cycle Ride

Stuart Woolger

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Starting in May 2010 I plan to cycle across the USA, from the Atlantic coast  to the Pacific coast, following the Adventure Cycling Association’s 4,262 mile TransAmerica Trail (Trans Am).

The Route page has a map and full description of the trail as it makes it's way through the middle of America. The route deliberately avoids large cities and so gives a taste of the small town America rarely seen by tourists.

I plan to camp wherever possible and cook my own food, but inevitably fatigue and the need of a good shower will probably see me staying in a motel once a week.

There are also many other accommodation opportunities en route, including fire stations, municipal parks and churches, all of which open their doors to the steady trickle of riders who attempt the Trans Am every year.

As I will need to consume around 6000 calories a day stopping off at café's to load up on carbs will be a vital part of my daily routine. I'm sure the Americans love of large portions will make this task easier!

I have chosen Shelterbox as my charity of choice, the work they do in providing emergency aid to countries struck by natural disaster or war is phenomenal and there rapid response and ongoing aid in Haiti shows what a worthwhile charity they are.

Each Shelterbox costs £490 and using the Blog, Twitter and Facebook I hope to spread the word about my journey in order to purchase as many boxes as possible. I hope when you read this article you will forward the link to all your friends and donate generously using my donation page.

I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Stuart Woolger
Cycling across the USA to raise money for Shelterbox
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04.10.10 Amazing! Well done. We have loved reading your blog and seeing the photos. Very best wishes.

04.10.10 Incredible achievement Big Stu! We are so proud of you. Welcome back to our part of the world! Lol x

27.09.10 well I wasnt going to payup til I knew you had actually done the task at hand.;)

23.09.10 What a fantastic achievement. Just read your blog and you've inspired me to do the same next year but dont think I've got the balls to go alone as you have done so will try and join an ACA tour. Good luck with the rest of your trip down the Pacific Coast!

23.09.10 Well done Stu!

29.08.10 greetings from vancouver island

26.08.10 So proud of you! What an exciting journey. Everyone sends their love. Keep safe. xx

22.08.10 Huge congratulations Stuart


20.08.10 Many congratulations. Enormous effort!

13.08.10 Belated congratulations Stuart. Very much enjoyed reading the blog. Best wishes John

07.08.10 Your Mum has told me all about your trip and I've enjoyed your blog and pictures. Congratulations on such a fantastic effort!

05.08.10 Stuart, congrats on reaching the end of your Trans Am cycle ride, 4500 miles in 3 months, fantastic!! Much Love Mum.

03.08.10 In awe.

29.07.10 You're doing brilliantly Stu, keep on going!

16.06.10 Looks like you're doing great Stu - keep it up.

31.05.10 All the best Stu, enjoy it and hope you don't get too saddle sore!

20.05.10 Fantastic cause, Stu....but more importantly, safe journey and have FUN!...:)...Jaq...xx

15.05.10 happy cyling stu-poo - lou x

10.05.10 £20 for the first 4,261 miles - double if you finish.

07.05.10 Good luck Stu - think it's brilliant that you're doing this for Shelterbox as very worthy cause but as I keep on saying I'm also very jealous of you for going out there on your adventure! Enjoy and keep in touch! x

01.05.10 Hi Stu, wishing you all the very best for your trip. Take care and keep us posted.


28.04.10 Good luck Stuart, a great thing to do.

28.04.10 Keep On Cycling Stu. All the best Simon


Running total

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Michael and Joan Symons
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