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Challenge number 7 complete!

30th September 2017

On Friday 22nd September, me and eight other supporters gathered at the hospice for the start of my seventh challenge, the Shop-to-Shop Cycling Challenge.

Taking on 170 (it ended up being actually 180!) miles of Dorset visiting as many of our Weldmar shops as we could in just three days.

After being cheered crossing the start line, we were off along the country roads towards Bridport.

As the day went on, the hills became steeper and our legs became heavier. I knew this was going to be a tough challenge as the days went on.

Each shop gave us a fantastic reception as we approached, cheering, waving balloons and offering sweets and snacks to keep our energy levels up.

We also had a lead and rear support vehicle on the challenge, such an important and vital part of keeping our morale high and ensuring that we were safe at all times.

As we approached the finish line on Sunday 24th, the feeling of pride (and pain!) was incredible. Nine people completed 180 miles in just three days, raising vital funds for Weldmar Hospicecare.

Here’s a video of challenge number 7: 

So, that leaves three challenges left to complete. We will also be holding a finale evening in November to highlight the end of Matt’s Colossal 10, full of entertainment, videos and interviews. Tickets will be on sale soon and the information will be put up on this blog. 

If you want to support my 10 challenges, please visit or to find out more about the challenges, visit

Posted by Matt Smith at 3:57pm

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