Arqiva 2020 Race for Life at Home
20 May 2020 - 20 May 2021

Alex Presland's 2020 Southampton Cycling Pub Crawl

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Alex Presland

Total raised


+ £243.75 Gift Aid

229 Complete
229% of £500.00 target

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My employer Arqiva is supporting Cancer Research UK so that together we'll beat cancer. Most of my colleagues are working at home at present. We were challenged to do a 5km run, walk, cycle, etc. Arqiva will give £25 to Cancer Research UK for every employee who participates.

I don't like running. I fairly regularly do 5km walks, so that wasn't a challenge worth of sponsorship. As my hobby / passion outside work is real ale and pubs, I'm therefore going to be cycling round all 136 pubs in Southampton (bounded by the M27, River Test and River Itchen). Sadly, none of the pubs are allowed to welcome customers in at the moment (other than for take-away), which is probably for the best as I won't get distracted! I'm also going to cycle past St Mary's Stadium were I should have been volunteering and running Southampton Beer Festival 2020 (would have been open to customers on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 June). I'll also be going past Bitter Virtue, an amazing local off licence. I've been mapping it out to find a route and I think that it is going to be 50-60km. I've worked out routes so that I can do it in two parts, after spending the days working and supporting my children through their home learning.

A map of all the pubs my cycle tour will visit can be found at

* = This is pubs under CAMRA's definition, where the venue welcomes anyone (under normal circumstances!) to walk in and have a drink... so actually includes hotel bars. Data based on Southern Hampshire CAMRA's live pub database on 15/06/2020. E&OE.

Charities are really missing out with their fundraising at the moment, due to COVID-19, so please give generously if you can!

Stretch goal: If I raise over £500, I'll go and cycle to all the Southampton pubs the to the East of the River Itchen too!

Latest updates


Jasper Barnes



+£12.50 Gift Aid

Even though they are now open, don't feel the need now to visit every pub again.

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Alex Presland


Thank you once again to everybody for their generous donations to Cancer Research UK. My fundraising story was on page 3 of The Daily Echo on Thursday this week (And online at I encourage you to support your local pubs in a safe and sustainable way, whether it is through take-away drinks or socially-distanced on-premis consumption.





+£12.50 Gift Aid

Well done an excellent idea, as a supporter of CRUK, a local member of CAMRA, and ex Television connection with Arquiva worth a donation!


Marc Holmes



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well done you mad fool!






Kieron Milburn



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Good work Alex.

Total raised£1,145.00



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