May 23 2013 Latest news:
Robin Cottle, Reporter
Thursday, July 19, 2012
A Bexley stables will host a horse rider at the end of a gruelling Olympic charity challenge.
Mount Mascal Stables, in Vicarage Road, has got involved with pensioner Megan Lewis who has travelled horse back from Beijing to London over the last four years in five different stages.
The 10,000 mile trek has taken in countries a number of landmarks across Asia and Europe to raise money for Schoolchildren for Children.
The 63-year-old will bring it to a close at Woolwich Barracks on Sunday (July 22) after trotting through Welling High Street and Oxleas Wood.
She said: “I’m really excited. I’ve ridden since I was a child and setting off from Bexley was a great experience.
“It was brilliant to finish at an actual Olympic venue, with the King’s Troop.”
Mrs Lewis will also join in Bexley’s Olympic torch relay celebrations in Danson Park with her horses, offering free demonstrations to interested riders.
John Window, joint proprietor of the stables, said: “We are delighted and honoured that Megan has chosen to stay with us on the last leg of her remarkable journey.
“With the Olympic torch coming through Bexley on the same day it was one that we will remember forever.”