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🚶‍♂️ 106Chat boys complete 120-mile walk!

Royals fan podcast traverse Madejski Stadium to Pride Park route for good causes

19 March 2020

We would like to congratulate the boys from Royals-supporting podcast, 106Chat, who have completed a 120-mile walk between Madejski Stadium and Pride Park!

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The walk had been due to take place between the Royals' home match against Stoke City, with the hosts walking from RG2 up to Pride Park in time for Reading's next scheduled game, against Derby County.

Alas, the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak would halt all football until 4th April at the earliest, but two of the podcast presenters still took on the challenge and succeeded in completing a challenging route for good causes.

“From day one it was definitely a wise move to not take the Thames path to Wallingford which had flooded, but we were absolutely drenched on day 2, regardless!” Said Hugh van-de-L'Isle, who completed the challenge alongside Craig Sopp - both of whom are hosts on the podcast.

“We really struggled on day 3 and had reached our hotel in Nuneaton at 8.30pm, which is quite a bit later than initially hoped.

"We stuck the TV on upon arrival and a Cancer Research advertisement was on - this really reminded us of why we were doing the walk, and was a bit of an emotional moment when it had popped up. We truly believe it kept us going for the final day.”

The causes for which they are raising money are Cancer Research UK (Craig), Mind (Tom Rosher), MS-UK (Hugh) and Prostate Cancer UK (Chris Reinholter), respectively. All charities were picked due to having personal significance to each.

The group are still taking donations for the walk at virginmoneygiving.com/106Chat – and if you want to listen to any of their episodes, you can find them on social media through the Twitter handle @106Chat.


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