Doing The 92

My name is Steve Hall. I am a Brit who loves football and travel.

In 2010 I cycled to all the 92 football league clubs in England and Wales. I set off in May 2010 and finished on 23 September. I was met with almost universal kindness, hospitality and friendship.

I had great plans for retracing the route in 2020/2023. Sadly Covid and then a long spell in hospital scuppered my plans.  I am delighted to announce that I start a new 90 day trip on 6th January 2024.

“Steve is a seasoned traveller – 50 countries, 700 flights – but this trip will be unique. Is he back in the saddle and cycling? No. Is he running? No. Horseback/canoes? Dream trips but not this time. No, this one will be in a digital tuktuk! He will be virtually visiting the many football clubs in England he loves so much! Yes, the motorised rickshaw much beloved of travellers in Thailand and India will be visiting Old Trafford and Villa Park, Elland Road and St James …. and many, many more! 

So, what is this journey? Why is he doing it?  There are two main reasons. The number one priority is to raise money for Prostate Cancer  Like all charities, Prostate Cancer had a torrid time during the Covid 19 crisis. He is keen to raise many thousands of pounds for the charity and has set himself various targets.
He is sharing his fundraising this time 50-50 with his friends at FC Deportivo Galicia from Heathrow, London. Again Covid was tough for this Combined Counties side but with some luck and Galician pluck they are punching above their weight again this season. The first task is to get £500 to them both asap.

If you want a mention, just shout! If you write about football, just shout! If you want to sponsor a club, just shout! If you want some promotion for your business, please shout! You get the picture.

People can sponsor per mile, per club, per stadium etc. Anything from literally £1 will be gratefully received. Alan at The Worlds Most Expensive Link (check it out!) immediately offered to sponsor the 90 days. I am eternally grateful to him for that.

The JustGiving page is now live for Prostate Cancer as is the BuyMeACoffee page for FC Deportivo Galicia. 

My point of departure is confirmed. It will be at 5pm on Saturday 6th January 2024 from Bedfont Sports on Hatton Rd, TW14 9JR. It’s by Hatton Cross station on the Piccadilly Line. I will be leaving after the Combined Counties game between FC Deportivo Galicia and Langley. All welcome at the game. Want a free ticket? Just txt or Wapp me on 0044 7950 656654 For anybody in business, £5 is a trifling amount to get quality links to their websites. If a business pledges £50, I will also add it to The Worlds Most Expensive Link 

Remember you can get involved from just £1 so hopefully we will be able to raise a tidy sum.

I have updated the main website and poster, so hopefully all the information is now in the one place. (Full details here) .

Please check through the site to learn more about the project, the people involved and how you can also help and get involved.

Thanks

Steve

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  • maria:

    Best of luck Steve , make sure you eat well

  • Steve,

    Do not give any cross-bars to hitchhikers.

    Try not to beat the world speed record.

    Wear each shirt with pride.

    Enjoy yourself.

  • Dear Steve you are a Glowing Example to us All! Our warmest well wishes and the best of British to on your tour around the UK Doing The 92 from Andrew and all of the team at The Synergymc2 Network/GlowMark. Everyone Will be able to “Follow The Glow & Know Where You Are Glowing!!!”
    I have added you to face book and twitter and am spreading the word through all of my network and contacts. Everyone’s Paying It Forward for you Steve. Love & Light.

  • Holaaaaaa! Now you have the donkey from Mallorca following your adventures… sweet brayings to you!

  • Steve Hall:

    Pepper, how great to see you here. I will make sure the people get to know you!

  • Steve Hall:

    Maria, Roger and Andy. THANKS for your kind words. It is people like you that will keep me going when the hils aren´t flat!

  • now i undestand .. you said you were travelling !! send us your itinerary.so we know which league you are with every day .!! good luck on the road. !! and put some wipers on your sunglasses !

  • Looking forward to reading the updates here! I’ll send you a UD Lanzarote shirt when you get back. Sadly we were just relegated.

  • Steve Hall:

    Thanks, Mike. Let’s not wait. Send it in a jiffy bag and you will see it in the wind at the World Cup. Guys, for anything about Lanzarote is your man. If you want a holiday, a villa, scuba diving or advice on swimming (or blogging!) touch base. Top guy!

  • Taveet:

    Hey Steve,

    this is an awesome expedition and what a great cause.

    All the best for the trip, we will be following your mission from down here in Australia.

    Cheers mate,

    Taveet

  • Steve Hall:

    Hi Taveet ….all the way from Australia! A great friend who has been supporting the Bold, Bald, Brave Norwegian along the way!
    Great to see you here too!

  • Hi Steve

    Wow- I’m really impressed with what you are doing- a great idea. If you can, please do pop in and see us at the show on Monday or tuesday and we’ll try to put a p/a message out for you.

    kind regards

    Louisa

  • Steve Hall:

    Hi Louisa,
    Thanks for kind words. I will try to get to you on Monday afternoon – depends on Watford meeting confirming

    Happy to promote the show on FB, twitter etc etc

    Please send me a Press Release or similar

    Good luck next week

    Steve

  • Hello my friend Steve
    I am here in south of Portugal pushing for you and your goals .and praying that the weather runs good for you.Luis Carmo

  • Well done bud, read about you on 606, great work keep it up.

  • Steve Hall:

    Thanks – just read your blog. Proud of you! Not sure where you read about me. Pls advise. Please also introduce yourself to Dean Grimshawe here – he’ll be delighted to support you.

  • Steve,

    Glad to hear that you are almost fit and well again, albeit minus one fingernail.

    Could be a lot worse and glad to hear that you are still in one piece. Don’t forget to ask them to refit the stabilisers when they rebuild the bike for you! LOL

    BTW, I’ve saved a Spanish flag for you, the fly in pride at Spain being both World and European football champions.

    Keith

  • Steve Hall:

    Thanks, Keith. Yes, no harm done and I am already planning my routes from next week. Northumbria, Durham, Yorkshire and onwards

    Superb achievement by La Roja. Hope to see them in Poland and Brazil.

  • hi steve thank you for your company this afternoon.
    it was a pleasure to meet you and i am eternally grateful for your comments. good luck with the trip and i hope to speak to you again soon jenni:)

  • Hi Steve, well done, a truly fantastic achievement!!!! (And great to see you pictured at Leyton Orient). Saludos from Michelle in Spain 🙂

  • Steve Hall:

    Thanks. Yes, Orient was on the final day and if I had the same reception at all the other 91 clubs then life would have been sweeter.
    Respect to this little club with a big heart.

  • James Clark:

    Hi Steve, well done on your cycle ride. I googled “cycling all 92 football league grounds ” as Im looking to do the same in 2014 for Autism awareness which my sister has. I am a big baseball fan and will be tking 4 months off work to first drive around all 30 major league stadiums, over 10000 miles having done 22 as of now, then cycling around the 92 having done 74 as of now and furthermore all 8 British Open venues as Im a golfer too which of course would take in Scotland.

    Do you have any tips about staying overnight? B+B’s?

    I would like to ask what route you took. I live near Manchester but support Leeds so ideally I would like to finish the journey there and I would be starting my journey as near to Heathrow, maybe QPR or Brentford.

    Any tips would be great,

    thanks, James

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