Sport Relief Team Honk Blogger Relay

February 17, 2014

The Sport Relief Team Honk Blogger Relay is a person to person relay from Lands End to John O’Groats. It’s a route of nearly 3,000 miles involving nearly 200 bloggers, their family and friends.

The Fleet leg took place on Thursday 6th February.

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Dressed in a Sport Relief all-in-one, red afro wig and Elvis glasses, I met @MummyBarrow, @bruceb_uk, @lady_briggs and @navininika at the station where we caught a train to Farnborough Main.

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This provided the perfect opportunity to make funny faces,

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experiment with new looks

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and shout “H-O-N-K” down a bollard!

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At Farnborough Main we walked and scooted a mile to Farnborough North where we caught a train to Crowthorne. Passers by pretended they couldn’t see us!

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In Crowthorne we met birthday boy @andywebbdj and his wife @missuswebb who was in a wheelchair for the day due to a recent diagnosis of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia. Their daughter @Katiielou_xo also came dressed as a unicorn. 

Having stopped off for essential supplies we embarked on the four mile walk to Wokingham.

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It rained a lot but we remained in good spirits.  We waved at passing traffic and cheered when we were honked. We had a good sing-a-long too thanks to the brilliant music system Andy and Sarah brought with them.

In Wokingham we were treated to delicious warm bacon rolls, lovingly prepared for us by Suzanne from @3childrenandit. She was part of the group cycling to Reading which also included @gourmetmum, @BelindaAlbasini and @Owen2306.

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After the bacon rolls, we all walked ¼ mile to Luckley House school. With Chariots of Fire playing, we arrived to the most amazing  welcome and a sea of Team Honk banners. 

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Afterwards the baton, aptly named Mr B, was passed to the cycling team by @MummyBarrow

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They then embarked on their nine mile journey to Reading. We drove to there to meet them and they beat us! Having handed over the baton in Reading, the cycling team headed back to Wokingham and we grabbed a late lunch before heading homeward. It was an incredible day spent with an inspirational bunch of people.

To date Team Honk has raised a staggering £18,690 for Sport Relief – £1,165 of which is from the Fleet leg.

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  • Jeannette @autismmumma February 17, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Fantastic achievement and photos 🙂

  • VaiChin @Rambling Through Parenthood February 17, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Well done Team Honk. That is a really commendable effort. Good luck for the remaining legs x

  • The Reading Residence February 17, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Brilliant achievement and loving the photos x

  • Afra Willmore February 17, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Fabulous! Looks like you had as much fun as we did doing the hemel-st albans leg

  • Iona@redpeffer February 17, 2014 at 8:39 am

    How fantastic, from what I was following during the day itself it looked like a lot of fun and hard work. Brilliant achievement and well done 🙂

  • Capture by Lucy February 17, 2014 at 9:04 am

    You all look fabulous!!! Well done you must be so proud! xxx

  • Mummy of Two February 17, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Congratulations on completing your leg! Looks like you had great fun.

  • Jenny February 17, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Congrats, well done you!!! The pictures all look fun and fabulous!!! Looks like yall had a lot of fun. What a great achievement and support.

  • Notmyyearoff February 17, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Looks like a really great albeit a slightly wet day. Well done on your leg, I love the photos!

  • suzanne3childrenandit February 17, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Look at us go! Such a pleasure to be part of your team :))

  • Sarah MumofThree World February 17, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Fabulous photos. Looks like you had so much fun. Impressed with how much cash you’ve raised – our little team hasn’t raised a fraction of that! We still enjoyed it though and still raised awareness, so we did OK!

  • Mammasaurus February 17, 2014 at 9:50 am

    What awesome photos ! You lot made it all look such fun – I can’t wait for my leg now!

  • Katie February 17, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Love these shots! Well Done Team Fleet!!!

  • WallyMummy February 17, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Amazing stuff! Well done you lot :))) Fab photos too! xx

  • Kriss MacDonald February 17, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I’ve been watching with admiration the team honk relay from the other side of the pond. This post and photos make me so wish I had been able to join up and meet you all for such a great cause!

    • Kate Thompson February 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Well done team Fleet! Fab photos, team honk are doing an amazing job 🙂

  • Clare Mansell February 17, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Amazing. I really wish I had known about this when it passed through my area!

  • Cass@frugalfamily February 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Great photos filled with so many lovely smiles – well done x x

  • Emily @amummytoo February 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Brilliant brilliant brilliant. GO TEAM HONK!

  • YouBabyMeMummy February 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    What an amazing achievement! You should all be very proud x

  • Helen @ Peakle Pie February 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Loving it! Go Team Honk! Remember to donate to this brilliant cause! 🙂

  • Funky Wellies February 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    What a fabulous thing to do! And it looks like fun too despite the poor weather. Well done. xx

  • Charlotte February 17, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Well done! That is fantastic. Great pictures xx

  • Coombemill February 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    A great write up and what amazing photos with everyone clearly in Team Honk Spirit, well done to all.

  • Lou's Lake Views February 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    What an achievement to be raising so much money for such a great cause and I guess the fact that you are all having tonnes of fun is an added bonus!

  • Bek February 17, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Brilliant! This looks great! Fab photos!

  • Wicked World of Lucas February 17, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Well done on such a fantastic achievement – you’ve all done amazingly. Great photos too #whatsthestory

  • February 17, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    You always take such gorgeous shots! This is a lovely post – you look as though you were all having loads of fun, despite the terrible weather. Honk honk!

  • Mary @over40andamumtoone February 17, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    So many wonderful achievements for Team Honk this year – well done to you all #Whatsthestory

  • Globalmouse February 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I’m so impressed by anyone who puts themselves out the way you have – what an amazing achievement! The fact it looks like you had a right laugh too must be an added bonus! Well done@

  • Actually Mummy... February 17, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Isn’t it funny how people just ignore you when you go passed dressed like that? Made me laugh

  • Katie @mummydaddyme February 17, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    You all look amazing and should be so proud of yourselves. Well done indeed. x

  • Sarah Bailey February 18, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Honk Honk! Well done what an amazing thing to be doing, shame it rained but great to hear you managed to keep in high spirits! x

  • Michelle February 18, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Having fun (despite the crap weather) and raising money for charity – go Team Honk! x

  • agatapokutycka February 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Well done Team Honk!
    Looks like pouring rain didn’t stop you from having fun.

  • LauraCYMFT February 18, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Well done all of you! Such a worthy cause and a great way to meet up with fellow bloggers.

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) February 18, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Fantastic effort for Team Honk, well done! Great post too, love the photos 🙂

  • Vicky (@aroundandupsidedown) February 19, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Wow – what great pics!!! Looks like you all had a blast while raising money for such a good cause. Go team Honk!!

  • The Egyptian Mummy February 19, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Love the fancy dress! Such a great cause

  • Becky Cowley February 19, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Brilliant post and the pictures shows how much fun you guys had! Well done Team Honk!

  • Donna @OrdinaryCyclingGirl February 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Fantastic job, Charley and it looks like such a fun day! Loving the outfits and the image of you all arriving to Chariots of Fire. Ha! Well done on raising such a brilliant amount. Stars, all of you!! X

  • older mum in a muddle February 21, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Well done you and the whole team…. what an achievement. X

  • Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault February 21, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you bucket loads for posting this. I keep reading about Team Honk and now I know exactly what it is all about and what a great bunch of fund raisers you all are. Shouting “Go Team Honk” from all the way over here in France!

  • Kara February 25, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    You all looked amazing – I bet you got some funny looks, I know I did

  • PinkOddy March 23, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I can’t believe people ignored you – I was so supported, but then none donated.
    What an amazing leg to be proud of.

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