From the Rose to the Crown – Live

Posted from Horley, England, United Kingdom.


5 Days, 60 Miles, 1 Lonely Knight

Our Knight has started his epic quest to walk from Worthing to London. Track his progress below – carry on reading to find out why he’s doing this

A Sponsored Walk of Majestic Proportions!

Our knight leaves Worthing, by the sea in West Sussex, on St Georges Day, dressed in full medieval armour on a walk of 60 miles, to arrive in London in time to cast a single rose before the Royal carriage at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
To view the schedule, click here

In support of Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and Help for Heroes

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And we’re off

Happy St George’s day!

The touring party will be visiting a number of Worthing’s pubs before processing through Montague Street to the Rose & Crown at around 3pm.

The Rose & Crown are holding the their annual children’s street party (seats by invitation only, but feel free to come down & join the crowd). @Saint_George will address the assembled throng before setting off on his walk to London around 5pm.

You can keep track of the touring party & @Saint_George on this map. If you take any pictures in the day that you would like to share email them to squire@lonelyknight.com.

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A taste of what’s to come

Here at Lonely Knight HQ we’re all very excited about this year’s festivities and looking forward to cheering Colin off on his walk.

If you’re wondering what to expect in Worthing on Saturday you can get some idea by having a look back at the coverage that the Rose & Crown street party got on South Today in 2010.

Or have a look at this slideshow:

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Saturday.

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From the Rose to the Crown – Schedule

With just under a week to go until the start of our Knight’s quest, we’re now in a position to publish the (almost) complete schedule of his journey.

Remember, there will be a map on the site showing Colin’s position live as he completes his chalenge. Please keep an eye on it & come out and support him en route.

  • Saturday 23rd of April 11am -

    Colin & his merry band will be visiting a number of Worthing pubs, and raising a glass or two in each, before marching to the street party at the Rose and Crown in Montague Street. Colin will depart carrying a single rose late in the afternoon, walking out of Worthing via a few more pubs. He’ll stop at the Offington Roundabout.

  • Sunday 24th April

    Picking up where he left off Colin will walk up the A24; through Findon, Washington & Ashington. He aims to arrive at the The Crown, Dial Post early to mid afternoon. He’ll stay here over night. Please come along to support him

  • Monday 25th April

    Colin will wave goodbye to the crown and head along the Shipley road. He’ll walk through Southwater (probably taking in a couple of the hostelries)  and then through Horsham (Worthing Road, North Parade, Pondtail Lane). From there it’s a hop skip and a jump across the Horsham bypass and on to Taylors Farm Retreat just outside Capel where colin will spend the night.

  • Tuesday 26th April

    Contining north up (probably sticking to the back roads through Capel & Beare Green) He’ll pass through Dorking, then Up the A24 to The Running Horses at Mickleham, where he’ll collapse in to a heap.

  • Wednesday 27th of April

    After a well earned rest our brave (some might say questionably sane) knight will continue to Leatherhead and then turn east, head under the M25 & in to greater London (Hurrah!).

  • Thursday 28th of April

    The end is almost in sight! Colin will walk the last few miles to Buckingham palace before resting at his hotel.

  • Friday 29th of April – The Royal Wedding

    Colin will be up before the lark to stake his place at the side of the road, as the Royal Couple pass by he’ll cast his rose in front of their carriage.
    Mission accomplished!

 

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They answered the call

Who will provide shelter for this heroic knight of the road?
Photo by www.webination.co.uk

Those fine fellows at the Dorking & Leatherhead Advertiser have written a peice to help us try and find accomodation for Colin on his walk. You can download the story here (PDF).

Since the story went to press The Running Horses at Mickleham have very generously agreed to put Colin up on the evening of Tuesday the 26th of April. This means that Colin will now pass through Leatherhead on Wednesday the 27th on his way in to London.

We are still looking for accommodation on Wednesday the 27th in the Wimbledon area, please email squire@lonelyknight.com if you can help.

With the Valuable help of The Running Horses we are now extremely close to being able to publish a final schedule for Colin’s adventure.

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The word is getting out, but we still need help

Posted from Worthing, England, United Kingdom.

We’ve been very grateful for the the support that local businesses and media have given us so far.

Last week  Jim from Face media group supplied 5000 fantastic mini flyers that we’re in the process of distributing to various places around Worthing & along the route. Hopefully they’ll raise a lot of awareness of Colin’s challenge.

Facemedia don’t just do flyers & business cards, they build websites too. Please check them out.

Colin is also on the front cover of Worthing Journal this month.

You can help too! Please go to Just Giving and make a donation, click the facebook like button & spread the word to your friends! Come out and show your support on St George’s Day.

We’re still trying to find accommodation in Leatherhead, please get in touch if you know anyone who can help.

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5 Days, 60 Miles, 1 Lonely Knight

A Sponsored Walk of Majestic Proportions!

Our knight leaves Worthing, by the sea in West Sussex, on St Georges Day, dressed in full medieval armour on a walk of 60 miles, to arrive in London in time to cast a single rose before the Royal carriage at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
To view the schedule, click here

In support of Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and Help for Heroes

Make a donation now!

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The route takes root

The knight’s route from coast to capital is starting to take real shape now, as accommodation is secured in some glorious establishments along the walk.
Many, many thanks to my overnight hosts, without whom I would be sleeping in a field somewhere! These are wonderful, unique local businesses who have shown support for our charitable event, so please, help return the favour by visiting, and recommending them to your friends. 

Day one, St Georges Day! Saturday 23rd April
The Rose And Crown
, Worthing (Montague Street, just West of the main shops)
Pop in to the Rose and Crown in the afternoon, where there will be an all day celebration with a garden barbecue, music and entertainment, and the ceremonial sword from the Czech Republic to be presented to the palace will be on display.

Knight one, Saturday 23rd April
I’ll be headed home in a taxi following just a short walk to the Worthing borders… Well, you can’t expect a 10 mile hike after a full day marching around the town!
Then a lift back to the same point in the morning…

Knight two, Sunday 24th April
The Crown Inn, Dial Post

I will be arriving at The Crown at around 2.30 – 3.00 in the afternoon. We would like to see as much support as possible as we expect press to be there for a picture or two. Please come along and have Sunday lunch or afternoon drinks with us. No further invitation required, just turn up for a lovely afternoon at a wonderful pub next to the green just a few minutes drive from town.

Knight three, Monday 25th April
Taylors Farm Retreat, Capel

Taylors is believed to be the oldest lived in house/hall in Surrey dating back to 1255. 
It is perfect for a short break, not only for a weary knight, but also for modern folk, as this medieval dwelling is set in stunning grounds in beautiful countryside, as well as being convenient to the A24 and Gatwick. Take a look at the website – it’s worth a visit to really relax for a few days without having to drive or fly for hours.

Knight four
Help! 
Accommodation in Leatherhead required!

More soon, as it happens!

Lonely Knight

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