Posted by: Huw Thomas | August 20, 2010

Hot dogs & smoke

It’s funny what you find yourself doing… Wednesday lunchtime we were in the town of Salmon Arm helping to flip hot dogs at a ShelterBox fundraiser organised by the local Rotary Clubs. The 36 degree heat sapped our strength a bit but luckily we got to jump in the Shusawap Lake afterwards and swim around while a pair of ospreys circled overhead.

Yesterday was our longest ride so far – 71 miles to Revelstoke. The ride wasn’t too tough and the scenery was fantastic… when we could see it. Unfortunately there are about 400 forest fires burning in the interior of British Columbia and there’s a thick haze over everything.

We’ve been told conditions will improve. Let’s hope so. We’re having a rest day today and then tomorrow we tackle the Rogers Pass. It’s  not supposed to be too steep but it goes up to 1314m so we’ll probably be going pretty slowly by the time we reach the summit.



  1. Hi guys, I’m enjoying following your travels. Great excitment here, Hannah & her team won the netball grand final this morning, a very intense game, final score 41-40. Anne xx

  2. Hello mad people! Can’t believe how much ground you have covered! Well done!
    I keep checking the blog! better than any book! Liked the bit about eating lunch in a ditch!
    Take care on your travels and keep up the good work! love Ju, Paul, Rob and Matt.x
    PS Matt won a gold medal at the national surf lifesaving competition in Falmouth!

  3. […] pair of  British cyclists wheeled into town on a tandem bike to promote the Shelter Box program. We were the 400 mile mark on a tour that was to take Huw and Carolyn Thomas 10,000 miles around the […]

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