Pier trekkers in town

EVERY day is pier less for two men who are trying to achieve a feat they don't believe anyone else has matched.For friends Tim Rodger and Jason Gould are trying to visit all 54 of Britain's seaside pleasure piers in just 30 days – by walking or using public transport.

EVERY day is pier less for two men who are trying to achieve a feat they don't believe anyone else has matched.

For friends Tim Rodger and Jason Gould are trying to visit all 54 of Britain's seaside pleasure piers in just 30 days – by walking or using public transport.

The pair set off from Southsea pier on August 1 and are visiting at least one a day but sometimes more.

On Friday they travelled from Skegness in Lincolnshire to Cromer, Norfolk.


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They reached Suffolk this weekend – and will visiting Lowestoft's two piers and Southwold yesterday and reaching Felixstowe between 5pm and 6pm on today .

They aim to raise £50,000 for children's charities from the trek, called Pier2Pier, which is scheduled to end at Bognor Regis on August 30.

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The following day Mr Rodger is to take part in the annual Bird Man competition, throwing himself off the end of the pier dressed as an anvil.

The Pier2Pier charity aims is to raise money for underprivileged and disabled children and is administered by Education Direct, of which Mr Gould, is managing director.

Publicity officer for the challenge, Trish Wain, said: "We hope lots of people will be about to welcome them when they arrive and support their fundraising.

"They are on quite a tight schedule to get to all these piers in just 30 days and it is a real challenge. So far it has been going very well."

By the end of the their trek, the pair will have seen a variety of piers – from traditional seaside ones such as Brighton, Blackpool and Southend, to newly refurbished ones like Swanage and Southwold, and some on their last legs.

WEBLINK: www.pier2pier.org

 

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