ACHIEVING DREAMS 25 September 2017

ACHIEVING DREAMS

 

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25th September 2017

 

One of my biggest most important pieces of advice to my grandchildren, indeed to anyone is have a dream and don’t necessarily keep it to one.

 

The second biggest important piece of advice is try to achieve those dreams.

 

Mark Beaumont has just achieved that by cycling around the world in 79 days. Here is his story.

 

Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne published in 1873.

 

A good version of the book for children is: Around the World in Eighty Days (Young Reading Series Two) by Jules Verne  (Author), Jane M. Bingham (Adapter) The classic tale of Phileas Fogg and his quest to travel around the world in just eighty days, specially retold as part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.

In the story Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the World in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club.

 

Now, more than 144 years later, Mark Beaumont is capturing that same spirit of adventure with the Artemis World Cycle, his Record Breaking quest to cycle around the World in 80 days.

 

He achieved it starting out on 2nd July 2017 and finishing 18th September 2017

 

78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes, 18 032 miles / 29 020 km, 16 countries and 2 official Guinness World Records.

 

His route:

 

  1. STAGE 1

PARIS > BEIJING               JULY 2 – 30                         DISTANCE: CYLING MILES: 6,612  AIR MILES: 4,962

FLIGHTS: BEIJING TO PERTH

 

  1. STAGE 2

PERTH > AUCKLAND      JULY 31 – AUG 19              DISTANCE: CYLING MILES: 4,478  AIR MILES: 9,361

FLIGHTS: BRISBANE TO INVERCARGILL  AUCKLAND TO ANCHORAGE

 

  1. STAGE 3

ANCHORAGE > HALIFAX AUG 20 – SEPT 12           DISTANCE: CYLING MILES: 5,691 AIR MILES: 2,784

FLIGHTS: HALIFAX TO LISBON

 

  1. STAGE 4

LISBON > PARIS                SEPT 13 – 18                       DISTANCE: CYLING MILES: 1,255

 

See Mark’s site where you can make a donation to the charity for which he is he is raising money:

http://www.artemisworldcycle.com/

Children are encouraged to learn and be inspired by his adventures:

 

Personal Goal setting activities: encouraging children to write down a list of their goals and how they are going to achieve them.

 

Resource Support activity: biometric tests such as working out how many calories Mark burnt every day.

 

Reactive: Developing content around Mark’s experiences, such as changing political situations, artwork of interest or archaeological sites he might pass on his route.

 

To find out more, visit twinkl.com

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

If you want the rainbow, then you’ve gotta put up with the rain. – Dolly Parton

 

HAPPINESS IS…

 

Happiness is…the view of clouds from an aircraft window

 

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

 

If time is money are ATM’s time machines?

 

LOVE SONG FOR MAMMA

 

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

No.1 5th December 1992 for 10 weeks Written by Dolly Partin

 

WHAT’S POSITIVE IN OUR LIFE

 

Water-In the UK we have lots of it as I watch the rain and just turn on the tap and we have pure water. Imagine if there was no water.