Martin’s Mad Mile-athon attempt for NSPCC – 1st June – Please give me your support! First off thanks to the Moderators for giving permission for me to create this as a separate thread, but I’ve been working on this for a while and now I’ld like to get the support of the forum in on this. So what’s the plan….well inspired by several threads from this forum and the likes of EM2 and Peter Mugridge in their fine efforts, I’ve decided to set up my own Charity Challenge on behalf of the NSPCC and on 1st June (3 weeks away!!) I will attempt to set a (unofficial) record of maximum unique miles travelled by train in the UK in a continuous 24 hour period. I have established a JustGiving website in support of my efforts to raise money for NSPCC…the link is here http://www.justgiving.com/Martin-Waters-1400miles On this website you can read about why I’m doing this and the fine work that the NSPCC does….please help me towards my target, every donation (however small) will be gratefully received. The headline is 1400 miles, 24 hours…and the route is as follows as published on the GB published timetable (I’m aware WTT is slightly different): Ashford International 05:13 – London St Pancras 05:51 London Euston 06:16 – Stockport 08:16 Stockport 08:28 – Sheffield 09:08 Sheffield 09:29 – London St Pancras 11:30 London Kings Cross 12:00 – Edinburgh Waverley 16:22 Edinburgh Waverley 16:52 – Birmingham New Street 21:05 Birmingham Moor Street 21:18 – London Marylebone 23:13 London Paddington 23:45 – Ivybridge (pass) 05:10 Total = 1459 miles, 18 chains The 24 hours will lapse officially if everything goes to plan somewhere shortly after Ivybridge, unfortunately the sleeper has been retimed on this day since I organised the event, as originally it looked like an on time arrival into Plymouth might be possible before the 24 hours times out on me. Given the breadth of forum experience, are there any top tips you have about the trip?….I’ve considered multiple routes and this is the best one I could balance out with a probable chance of success whilst still retaining an element of contingency if everything starts to go wrong!! Anyhow, please have a read of my JustGiving page, and I would welcome any comments on this thread regards how to optimise the changes of which there are 7!!...the Birmingham one being particularly hairy……oh well, no risk no reward eh! Whatever happens on the day, expect a full on trip report with - fingers crossed! - a story of success I hope.