Three weeks to go! 

In just three weeks we take to the sea to start this year’s multi discipline endurance! 700 miles of kayaking, cycling and walking to draw a self propelled line from Suffolk to Spain and across the whole of France! 

The kayak expedition is booked and we have our last training day scheduled for this coming Tuesday. A last chance to practice our recovery skills and put some paddle time in.
In advance of that, we are of course putting some miles in our legs around East Anglia this weekend. Hopefully it will be warmer than our last distinctly alpine weekend cycling in Northumberland…
 
Sir Rob is ramping up the milage too; ensuring his best stride and blister plasters are locked and loaded ready to tow us down to the Spanish border.  
 

Dove Step 2 is a go! We just need to keep healthy for these remaining weeks and hit the start in good condition.
I delivered a talk to Suffolk Ornithological Group (SOG) yesterday and with thanks to SOG members generosity the fundraising total, which had already tipped £300 mark, is due for a further boost! We’re already over 10% of the way to our target of beating last year’s fundraising.

Raising both awareness and funds for Operation Turtle Dove is our primary objective and SOG have really furthered this year’s efforts across both these functions.
Some SOG members also purchased Dove Step pin badges, the proceeds of which have also been added to the JustGiving page. If you don’t have an actual pin badge then why not add a virtual one to your social networks via a Dove Step 2 Twibbon?
 
Aside from these last few training efforts, we are chomping at the bit and mad keen to get going! Roll on 18th April…

You can re-live Dove Step 1 here; http://dovestep.wordpress.com

Be sure to check out Operation Turtle Dove here; http://operationturtledove.org 

Get Dove Step beer here; http://blackbar.co.uk

Check out Dove Step sponsor Bridgedale Socks here; http://www.bridgedale.com

Check out Dove Step sponsor Wild Frontier Ecology here; http://www.wildfrontier-ecology.co.uk

Check out Dove Step 2 partner Nomad Sea kayaking here; http://www.nomadseakayaking.co.uk

… and of course please keep checking back here for updates!

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