Having served over 23 years in the Royal Navy, I finally get to retire in May 2009. I have fully enjoyed the comradeship of my fellow servicemen and the efforts we have made supporting British interests home and abroad. To help those who have made a greater sacrifice than me, doing their every day job, I aim to walk from John O'Groats to Lands End, in aid of Help for Heroes. As a personal challenge I intend to do this in 17th century pikemans attire, starting May 2009. For practical reasons I intend to use a half sized pike... it should be 16ft long on 8ft. I will not claim for any expenses incurred, so you can be assured that every penny you donate will go to Help for Heroes. Please help by donating at www.justgiving.com/pikeman or monitor my progress at www.thecharitypikeman.blogspot.com :lol: Copied from blogs (original entry) - post comments here.