One man and his horse in Truro
Shoppers were treated to some horsing around with a serious message when one man and his trusty steed rode into the city.
Earlier today William Reddaway and his horse stopped off at Truro Cathedral as part of a six-month trip, covering 2,5000 miles and taking in 30 cathedrals.
Retired Mr Reddaway’s adventure, dubbed Ride Round England, started in May and once he has completed it will have taken him to the four corners of England.
He is hoping to raise £250,000 for two causes, The Family Holiday Association, which helps hundreds of families in terrible circumstances to have a break and Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre for inner London children and youngsters who face physical, mental and social challenges.
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Mr Reddaway explained: “I’m doing this for two reasons. The first is because I wanted to do it and the other reason is I want to raise a lot of money for the two charities.”
He started in Gloucester and has so far ridden hundreds of miles taking in among other places Berwick on Tweed in Northumberland and as far east as North Foreland in Kent.
“The fourth corner everyone has heard of and that’s Land’s End”, said the 65-year-old.
The duo have already come past 26 cathedrals, and his visit to Truro means he had notched up 27.
“It was lovely and I received a very good welcome.”
While Mr Reddaway nipped into the cathedral his trusty steed waited patiently outside.
“He went into Exeter Cathedral, right up the aisle and to the knave but in Truro they had a male voice choir practicing so it’s understandable they didn’t invite him in.”
Strider, lives up to his name by getting up to speeds of 3 miles per hour, and Mr Reddaway said the ride so far through the county has been beautiful alough he now has a new respect for the rugged landscape.
“I never noticed how many hills Cornwall has until we had to get them”, he added.
To donate or find out more visit Ride Round England