This year's "Walk for Freedom" will take place on the 13 and 14th August 2022. As usual there will be a single start time of 7:00am prompt from the entrance to Brighton Pier - But, please arrive well before this time. In addition, due to the astronomical price of fuel and food the support teams and drivers, will need some financial assistance. See box titled "Walk-Entry-Donations". Or Click Here to pay
In previous years, these costs have been donated, but in view of the level of organisation required etc we now have to ask for an entrance fee of £10. Other donations will help too. Additionally more Walk for Freedom T Shirts will be available from the middle of July at £15 each.
"Walk for Freedom" was the last five year's themes - and agin ZHRO will keep this. Having had so many freedoms denied in Zimbabwe in 2019/20/21/22, this is particularly relevant, especially with the abduction in Zimbabwe and Murder of more CCC Leaders/Children, False inprisonment on trumped up charges with senior CCC mebers in chains [Zimbabwe Updates.]
See PROMO WALK DRONE VIDEO AS WELL for some "inspiration"!! Also read some of the comments by the Walk for Freedom group from last year in the article "Reflections" pictures too.
Training programme for those interested was started in April and with Leeds Branch, in particular taking it very seriously indeed - see Flickr Album
Training went ahead in 2020 and 2021 in spite of the 'pointless' and unnecessary CV19 "Lockdowns" as we were out in the open air, so the risks as such are infinitesimally small! In view of the Partygate Scandal perpetrated by Boris Johnson and others, it appears to us that no danger whatsoever ever existed - the action of those at 10 Downing Street, proves that there was zero fear of any virus, by those fraudulent hypocrites - the same people ordering the rest of us to be afraid!
These training Walks will be 10-15km each over those few months. These will increase to 30 plus km by the Last Weeks in July in preparation for the main effort starting on Saturday 13th August 2022. Many images taken on these training walks can be found on our Facebook Walk Pages CLICK HERE. Arrive on the 13th August 2022, around 5:30am in order for an ideal 6:30-7:00am start. Pictured just outside Christ's Hospital Railway Station some 40km from the starting point in Brighton in August last year.
Very much as 2017/18/19/20/21/. 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 photo ] just a short walk from the rendezvous location on the Downs Link. Ordinance Survey Route Map of Brighton to Christ's Hospital Rail Station is at this link
The long slog to Guildford [railway station frontage car park meet], finally the night walk along the River Wey Navigation and, this year, into Hampton Court [Rail Station], London. This year the 13-14th August was chosen due to there being a FULL MOON [and subject to a cloudless night sky] increase visibility during the night section next to the Rivers!
Training Training Training
Training walks need to be organised as soon as practicable. John Burke has managed to do a few 10-30km Walks during 2022 as the South Downs north of Worthing and Arundel is infrequently visited with few people in the myriad of pathways, footpaths and bridleways covering this vast area. Leeds Branch too has effected a Walk for Freedom training regime to supplement their Zimbabwe Vigil action which have been made very difficult for them due to the escalating costs of fuel.
Again, as with advice from 2021 - Do NOT wear a MASK for any strenuous exercise. See next: 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!
Very tired Walkers in the car Park of Guildford Railway Station, taken in the early hours of Sunday morning