A number of Chelmsford City supporters are set to embark on their latest fundraising adventure by walking to Torquay.
Having previously completed walks to Truro City and Wealdstone, a group of City supporters are set to walk to Torquay ahead of our match with Truro City on Saturday, 23rd March.
The group consists of: Ally Whipps, Andy Abbott, Gavin Brewer, Will O’Donnell, Richard Macey, Phil Watts, Mark Heginbotham, Richie Bethell, Alan Jones and Jon Read.
The Clarets supporters are raising funds for local charity ‘Cool to be Kind’, MENCAP and the club’s own community scheme.
They were originally intending to walk to Plainmoor in time for the match with Truro at Torquay United’s ground, who were ground-sharing with the Gulls; however, the White Tigers may have returned to their Treyew Road base prior to the supporters embarking on their trip.
Ten Clarets supporters will meet early on Saturday, 16th March to clock up some miles before heading back to the Melbourne Community Stadium in time for the visit of Weston-super-Mare.
The group will then return to the finish point from their earlier trip a day later and embark upon the mammoth trip to Torquay.
A total of distance of 270 miles will be covered by the supporters as they travel through London, Surrey, Hampshire and the West Country. The Clarets fans will complete the journey in relay, with a morning group aiming to cover 18 miles before a second group aim to cover the same distance in the afternoon.
The supporters intend to finish at Plainmoor, as originally planned, but may require an early Saturday morning start to provide time to drive from Torquay to the outskirts of Truro, where they will then continue the final stretch of their journey together as a group.