Rashiwe-Devil's Dyke 20th Aug 2020ZHRO's Walk for Freedom and with the hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter currently trending we are appealing for Zimbabweans and their friends in the diaspora to support this annual event.

Having had so many freedoms denied in Zimbabwe in 2017-20, this is particularly relevant, especially with the abduction in Zimbabwe of the three MDC Youth Leaders [Zimbabwe Updates.], The arrests of Hopewell, Jacob Ngarivhume and others on "made-up" charges. Then there are the fake 'lockdowns' to both intimidate and imprison. In addition, More arrests occuring now.

For our "Walk for Freedom" in a unique video; See PROMO WALK DRONE VIDEO AS WELL

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Walk Training Has Passed!

In preparation for the main effort starting on Saturday 29th August 2020. Arrive there around 5:30am in order for a prompt 6:30am start. The route takes us to Hampton Court Rail Station.

For practice a small band walked from Devil's Dyke [Near Brighton] to Henfield, 11th August 2020, A short stretch of the actual route. However in walking back to their home this took over 30km and 9 hours in the baking heat of the South Coast!

Walk Route

Very much as 2017/18/19. Brighton Pier to Devil's Dyke. [see photo at top of Devil's Dyke and Flickr pages ] Dropping down to Henfield and the Downs Link. Then onto Christ's Hospital [Rail station] just a short walk from the rendezvous location on the Downs Link. The long slog to Guildford [railway station meet], fianlly the night walk along the River Wey Navigation and, this year, into Hampton Court [Rail Station], London.

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NOW CONFIRMED AS 29th AUGUST 2020

Training walks need to be organsied and completed as soon as practicable. John Burke has managed to do a few 30km Walks even during the Lockdown, as the South Downs north of Worthing and Brighton is infrequently visited. Therefore with reasonable "Social Distancing" [the WHO recommentd 1 metre Social Distancing - Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others  --its only the UK Government who think that they should "add a bit" {as we are all to stupid to cope}].

The 2020 walk now named " Walk for Freedom - ZIMBABWE" and in conjunction with #ZimbabweanLivesMatter, as in 2017, 2018 and 2019 will start at 6:30Am on Saturday the 29th AUGUST 2020 at Brighton Pier, and will finish by [very approximately] 11:00am Sunday 30th AUGUST 2020 outside Hampton Court Railway Station - the Car Park at the front.


Stage 1: Brighton - Christ's Hospital Rail Station; Estimated time 8 hours 30 minutes, Distance 37KM [23.0 miles] Challenging. Rest at the Station Car Park, Helpers here from 2:45 PM Saturday. Take 20-30 minutes rest.
Stage 2: Christ's Hospital - Guildford Rail Station; Estimated time 7 hours 30mins, Distance 29km [18.2 miles] Moderate. Rest at Station Car Park, Helpers here from 10:30PM. Take Rest break here 30 mins max.
Stage 3: Guildford - Hampton Court Rail Station Estimated time 9-10 hours, [Night time] Distance 34km [21.2 miles] Challenging. Arrival approx 10:00am. Helpers to ensure walkers are all accounted for!

Maps: Stage 1 Click Here to Access OS online Map

Maps: Stage 2 Click Here to Access OS online Map

Maps: Stage 3 Click Here to Access OS online Map

 

Do NOT wear a MASK for any strenuous exercise. See next:Waypoints2020

For any of the walkers taking part DO NOT CONSIDER WEARING A MASK!! The restrictions in oxygen absorption and the failure to expel sufficient Carbon Dioxide will severely affect your health - and you are likely to collapse, and need medical attention!
 

Being outside is excellent for improved Vitamin D production which in turn will improve your immune system. Plus the countryside is so beautiful - and may remind some of you of your home in Zimbabwe!