Look out for Speedo Mick as he walks through Lancaster and Morecambe

Charity fundraiser Speedo Mick will be walking through the district today as part of a 2,000 mile trek.

By Gayle Rouncivell
Wednesday, 8th December 2021, 12:20 pm
Speedo Mick walking through Preston during his charity trek last year.
Speedo Mick walking through Preston during his charity trek last year.

Dressed in his trademark Everton swimming trunks and hat, Mick - Michael Cullen - has been walking across the north of England for his latest charity venture - a 2,000 mile, five-month trek across the UK and Ireland.

As well as raising funds he has been looking for charities and good causes to give up to £250,000 to along the way through his charity, the SpeedoMick Foundation.

Mick is currently on the last leg of his 'stomp' before finishing in Liverpool on December 17.

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This week's route for Speedo Mick.

And after arriving in Carnforth from Kendal on Tuesday evening, Mick will brave the winter weather walk to Morecambe and on to Garstang via Lancaster today, Wednesday, before heading to Preston on Thursday.

He said this morning: "Leaving Carnforth today and would like to say a big thank you to Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth, for looking after me so well last night and also thanks to the Naked Ramblers who made yesterday such an easy day to Stomp.

"What a cracking bunch they are. We are on the final stretch of this little stroll so keep smiling gang."

He added: “The reason I’m doing the tour is to give back to the people and the communities who have supported me in the past.

Mick pictured last week. Photo: @speedomick on Twitter

“The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a huge strain on the finances of so many worthy charities and shone a light on how difficult life can be for a lot of young people in this country, whether because of a lack of food, money or opportunities. So I’ll do anything I can to help.

“Homelessness, mental health and disadvantaged young people are issues very close to my own heart as I’ve been through those struggles and I know how hard it is to come out the other side.

“In my life, I’ve been in some dark, lonely, hopeless places and for me, one the most rewarding parts of my fundraising has been to help people who are facing what I have faced."

Last week Mick asked Tyson Fury to join him for a fight when he visits Morecambe, but he has yet to have a response from the heavyweight champion, who lives in the town with his wife and family.

Speedo Mick with members of the Naked Ramblers who joined him for part of his walk on Tuesday, pictured at Mossdale Services on the A6. Photo: Ellie Arundel

You can donate to Mick's charity online here.

Dorrian Spencer shared this photo of Mick taken near Kendal.