Please join us on Monday, November 13th, 2017 for our General Club Meeting, Grosvenor Lodge, 1017 Western Rd. at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend including club members and non-club members. Free!!
Our Guest Speakers will be Bill Wheeler and Sue Fotheringham. Both will be speaking about multi-day adventures. Bill will tell us about his bike tour ‘To the Atlantic and Back’ (Bill’s Blog) and Sue will speak about her continuing hike on the Appalachian Trail – amazing!! See bios below.
Snacks and conversation to follow the meeting.
Bill Wheeler’s Bio:
25 years after having the seed planted in his head by his nephew’s west coast bike tour, Bill finally acted on putting together a solo, long distance, self supported bike tour. Bill’s active background includes a lot of running and bike commuting and some backpacking which helped make a bike tour a semi-reasonable idea. Retirement opened up the opportunity. A ‘short’ 5 day trip to Bruce National park in 2016 provided the proof that bike touring was a pretty cool way to get around. So a 2017 tour to the Atlantic took shape and on July 10th Bill headed out on his bike. A month later he biked back into London after about 3500 km’s including a tour of Nova Scotia and of course a dip in the Atlantic!! Bill will talk about his experience putting it all together and just how easy solo bike touring can be…..
Sue Fotheringham’s Bio:
I was born and raised in London and have an amazing daughter and son. My formal education includes a BA (Psychology) from Western University and a HR management certificate from Fanshawe. My career has centered on Human Resources and Payroll Administration over the years.
I love trail running with the Soiled Sport gang but my true passion is hiking! I’m a certified hike leader with Thames Valley Trail Association and host weekly hikes (called Hike Yourself Happy).
As a young teen my parents introduced me to a beautiful section of the Appalachian Trail (AT) in Virginia. When I heard it went from Georgia to Maine I decided right there I would do it one day. 35 years later, I finally started my amazing AT hike. This May I completed 265 miles and by the time you read this I will have completed another 80 miles this October. The total distance is around 2200 miles so I’ve completed 15% now. Only 7 or 8 years more years to go!!!