Day 84

It’s all about friendship

Really looking forward to going to Oxford CITY today. Colin Taylor and his guys really looked after Bjørn when he was in the “City of Spires” last year and I’d like to go back and say thanks. Bjørn talks a lot about the help he got from the smaller clubs and Oxford City is one he often mentions. One of his/my favourite photos of the whole journey is at Oxford City.

….but before Oxford there is the little matter of Milton Keynes and it’s state of the art ground. I was delighted to be met at the stadium by David Stolz who gave me the happy news that his company, Infologic, would like to sponsor me for the day. Well, that was a great start as the refugee budget funds are very thin and I was pleased to accept his kind offer. If you are based in the M40/M1 corridors please do take a look at his site. David says, “Infologic provide consolidated IT & telephony services to small & medium sized businesses across the UK, making life easier for the typical owner / manager MD to handle, understand & trust phone lines, phone systems, Voice over IP, mobiles & email, Microsoft Small Business Server, networking, Microsoft Office licensing, IT security and ADSL broadband.

We deliver real value through both incumbent & new suppliers to rationalize ALL of your technology loves & hates, call or email now quoting ‘the shirt 2010’ leaving your name, company & phone number to be entered into our prize draw for the forthcoming Windows Mobile 7 device.” A professional service from a professional company.

As expected it was an easy trip to Oxford and apart from playing traffic cop when three cars collided and blocked off one carriageway of the Milton Keynes-Bicester road largely without incident.

I arrived at the neat Oxford City ground to be met by Colin who entertained and educated me greatly about the proud history of Oxford City. Did you know that they were once winners of FA Amateur Cup? Did you know they were once by the late great Sir Bobby Moore “assisted” by Harry Redknapp? This and more can be found here.

I was very interested to learn more about their community schemes and plans for the development of the ground. I bought four shares – one for me, one for Bjørn, one for The Shirt and, as seemed appropriate, one for the sponsor of the day, David Stolz at InfoLogic. I’d encourage everybody interested in football to whip over 5 pounds by Paypal to the club to become part of their history. Full details of their scheme are to be found on their site.

Colin was kind enough to let me stay at their clubhouse and I was locked in with my bike for a good night’s sleep. As you see, he also kindly presented me with a brand-new Oxford City polo which I wore with pride on my journey to Swindon.

3 Responses to “Day 84”

  • Wow mate, you are doing brilliantly. 84 days, truly amazing. I used to work in Milton Keynes so say “Hi” to the guys at Koyo there….

    Best of luck for the rest of the journey

  • kompis!

    på prosjekt for NRC nå og bygger opp media mot TV aksjonen 24 okt… Vil spille in deg. Kan du fremskaffe kart/rute på hvor du har vært og MER viktig de neste uker??

  • Steve Hall:

    Thanks, Justin. MK was good as were 99% of the clubs, towns, cities.

    See you back in Spain very soon

    Regards

    Steve

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