The Trafalgar Way – An Urgent Message

Many of you will be aware that last year I cycled The Trafalgar Way, and that I do what I can to introduce others to this wonderful route and the history surrounding it.

This autumn, I’m very privileged to be a part of something bigger. Recently, The Trafalgar Way has taken on an entity of its own through The 1805 Club and they’ve just launched a very exciting competition for young people aged 7 to 21.

I’m a judge, along with Dan Snow, Peter Hore, Megan Rix and and Kathy Brown.

If you are between the ages of 7 and 21 on the 6th of November 2018, you can become part of this historical journey by writing your own story on the topic of ‘An Urgent Message, and be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes, including your story being published, cash and a school visit from a post chaise and horses (rides included! I’m jealous)

The following information is taken directly from The Trafalgar Way website!

“The theme of the story should be ‘An Urgent Message’. Whether the message is about great events or something that matters to only one person – or animal (or anything) is up to you! Feel free to make it funny or serious, happy or sad – we just want to hear an original story about an urgent message…
The length of the story depends on the age category you fall into.
Age 7-11 500 words
Age 12-16 1000 words
Age 17-21 2500 words
The competition is open to individuals and schools from the counties along The Trafalgar Way: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Surrey and South West London, or to Sea Cadets and serving Royal Naval personnel under the age of 22 resident anywhere.

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