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Hugh Porter

Low Carbon UK : Go for engineering challenge

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My story

<p>Hi, thanks for visiting my page - I have created a daily blog at <a href="http://cycle.woodrush.com">http://cycle.woodrush.com</a>.</p> <p>I have completed my plan to cycle from Orkney to Kent with the aim of raising money for two charities</p> <ul> <li><strong>The Outward Bound Trust</strong>&nbsp;which is dedicated to unlocking potential in young disadvantaged people and</li> <li><strong>Help for Heroes</strong> - this is about me doing my little bit to show support for these extraordinarily brave and mainly young people.</li> </ul> <p>I have recorded selected engineering feats (mainly civil engineering) along the route and will reflect on the implications of the big changes I (and perhaps we all) need to make to move to a low carbon economy. I will take <a href="http://www.withouthotair.com/index.html" target="_blank">David JC MacKay's book Sustainable Energy - without the hot air</a> with me as a reference guide.</p> <p><img src="http://www.withouthotair.com/images/COVER300.png" alt="My guide" width="263" height="300" /></p> <p>Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.</p>

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Nov 5, 2010

Mik Malster

Hugh well done seems years since we watched you cycling off into the wilderness at Tongue

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Oct 29, 2010

W & M Lutz

Congratulations on completing your cycle ride despite the rain!

£50.00 plus £14.10 Gift Aid

Oct 14, 2010


Well done and great to see you! What are you going to do for an encore...?

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Oct 6, 2010

Emma Tongue

Looks like you had fun! Congratulations!

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Oct 5, 2010

Mr Brennan Snr, County Durham

Well done.


Oct 5, 2010


John a very good job of endurance. Regards Danny

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Oct 4, 2010


Hugh - great stuff - look forward to the story!

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Oct 4, 2010

Clive Woodward

Didn't even know you could ride a bike! Hope you make the 6th.

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Oct 1, 2010

Esme Stevens

Hello Uncle 'Q'! Are you STILL riding your bike? I love you. xxxx

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Oct 1, 2010

Big Sister

Yes, I HAVE been reading your blog - the beginning was sooo serious... you've had atrocious weather and some bad luck so now it is actually getting funnier to read! I chuckle thinking of you talking to sheep, breaking on downhills... I am SO impressed..

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