On Wednesday 13th April 2011, Paul Smith and a team left Fratton Park, Portsmouth for the
Emirates Stadium in London to arrive 4 days later, a distance of more than 100 miles.
Paul and the team will be raising funds for Centrepoint, a charity with an aim to ending youth
homelessness in the UK, Patron of Centrepoint is HRH Prince William, it was the first charity
he became involved with after the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
Paul used two racing wheelchairs supplied by RGK Wheelchairs of Burntwood Staffordshire to
complete this amazing challenge while volunteer cyclists and long time friends rode alongside him.
Linvoy Primus of Portsmouth Football Club started the challenge off from Fratton Park.
Fifty-two year old Paul suffers with a brain injury, injuries to his neck, hips and chest as well as
damage to his shoulders, and he also has spinal pain following a road traffic accident in 1991.
He has always considered himself very fortunate to have the opportunity to take part in
fundraising events with his family and friends and this challenge has been well worth it has he
has raised over £20,000 for the benefit of Centrepoint, the UK charity with a mission to end
The fund raising appeal is still open for donations and if you are able to contribute please go to