The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Elain in training on the London to Cambridge ride
Finishing the London-Surrey 100
Paying respects at Spencer's house in Cookham en route to Oxford

Sponsor Elain’s Chianti Challenge

Firstly, a great big ‘thank you’ to all those who sponsored my cycle ride last year from Paris to Geneva, 360 miles in four days. Thanks to you, Journal 13 is well on the way to publication at the beginning of 2017.

But the Twentieth Century Society is still desperately short of funds, and while Journal 14 is already in preparation, we need to raise money to ensure that it follows swiftly after No.13. So I’ve accepted a still greater challenge, to cycle from Venice to Rome. The countryside is beautiful, the route goes through historic Ravenna and glorious Chianti country – I will try not to imbibe so much I fall off again. BUT it is far hillier and is designated grade 3 – that means TOUGH – by the organisers, while last year’s was only a ‘challenging’ grade 2. I’ve already been in training: I’ve cycled London to Oxford, London to Cambridge and London to Southend AND done the London/Surrey Prudential 100 miles, so am prepared. But I’d welcome your support once again.

Please click here to donate. Thank you!

And if you’re on Twitter, we’re running a little competition with the chance to win one of three books, if you can guess where Elain is training in the last photo above [now closed].

Elain Harwood


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