The walking hero of Torbay is back for a fresh attempt at his mammoth trek after the initial dream was put on hold by the Covid-19 crisis.

Neil Thomas from Torquay was all set to take on the epic journey from Big Ben in London to Torquay’s Clocktower in April but, as the world went into coronavirus lockdown, the walk was postponed.

Far from relaxing in his armchair, Neil and his partner Candice have since welcomed baby Denni into the world and now the great walk is back on, starting from this Sunday.

Neil plans to cover 25 to 30 miles each day, with the aim to complete the entire walk over eight days and raise money for the wonderful people at Rowcroft Hospice. He has already received £2,000 sponsorship and donations for Rowcroft. You can get behind this fantastic cause by visiting and search for London’s Big Ben to Torquay’s Little Ben.