Message from Strider Editor, Graham Smith


Dear Members

First of all, let me wish you a very happy new year. As I write this, all of the UK is again in lockdown, but the vaccine is coming, so let us all hope that life – and with it, LDWA activities – can be allowed to return to something like normal before too long.

Because of restrictions on our walks caused by Covid-19, filling the last two Striders was something of a challenge, but they were filled thanks to some fine contributions from our groups.

So this is just to let you know that if members of your group have any contributions for the April Strider, they will be gratefully received: lockdown walks for individuals or groups; Anytime Challenges; ways in which your members have been coping with the challenges posed by Covid-19 and which you would like to share with the wider LDWA membership; news of new or existing challenge walks your group may be organising – anything which you may feel is relevant. Please include pictures with any articles submitted. I will need contributions by the end of January.

Many thanks to you and your group for sending your articles to me last year. I look forward to receiving more of them. Believe me, if I did not get articles from our groups, then there would not be a Strider.

Wishing you happy walking in 2021. Stay safe in these difficult times.

Graham Smith,
Editor, Stride