The Why Not? Blog

At the tender age of 25 Dave started skateboarding. 14 months later he became the first person to skate the length of Britain. Another 8 months on he had crossed Australia on his board, breaking a world record & raising over £20,000 for three charities. Now, at 27, he's writing his first book, is a motivational speaker and a businessman, and he's only just gotten started on a lifetime of challenges which from the outside look just darn crazy. So, why? You know the answer, don't you. Why not?

Monday, May 01, 2006

Day Two Complete

This has to be a real quickie because the internet connection is going off in a bit, but today was long, hard, hilly and wet, but came through in the end and just pipped the 40 mile mark.
I'm staying with Holly and Dimitri (one of our BFUK cameradudes) in a place called Dornoch, 40 miles north of Inverness where I'm aiming to reach by the end of tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone who emailed with solutions to the chafing issue (not a problem tonight thank the lord) and everyone else who has donated recently. We've got some amazing video footage and will upload the first vids of this ultimate road trip in the next couple of days, sorry for the wait - but we have tons to do!!

Legs are feeling strong, so nice to have two days under the old belt. Bring on Day 3!

Snapper Holly hit the Doncaster Star today (see and we're all well chuffed with our new page 3 girl!

Right, camping for the first time in the van tonight, so it's time to go get some kip kip. Thanks for reading, and don't forget to spread the word. Everyone can donate @!!!


  • At 10:32 pm, Blogger boardfreedan said…

    Nice one mate, thats one of the hardest days out of the way!!
    Keep rolling

  • At 7:54 pm, Blogger Dawei said…

    Well done- expect lots of beers from us when you get to the Melbourne leg of your Aussie trip. A Really inspirational road trip. Loved the story of the 70-y.o. who you inspired to start skating. I took up skating at 30, on a whim. The best response I got was from the bloke at Evolve in Prahran (who sold me a most excellent board); "So, did you used to skate before, back in the day?". For all older skaters-


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