Team Zulu set to hit airwaves - The Malvern Observer

Team Zulu set to hit airwaves

Malvern Editorial 10th Jun, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

A GROUP of Malvern walkers are set to feature on a special edition of a popular BBC radio programme.

Team Zulu will be heard across the nation tomorrow (Thursday) at 3pm after they were interviewed for BBC Radio 4 programme, Ramblings, with Clare Balding.

The group, which has been together for five years, spent three hours walking the Malvern Hills about a month ago while speaking to the presenter for the show.

Tarquin Shaw-Young, who founded the group, told The Observer: “It will be great to listen to the radio programme.

“There was a lot of information and stories but at the end of the day they had 23 minutes. It is a good, tight, well-founded programme so they know what they are doing.

“They interviewed most of the team, they seemed to be focusing quite heavily on the ‘Zulu’ element and how we wear the helmets, but generally we have a bit of fun.

“That is what it is all about.”

Team Zulu, which has ten members, will also dig out their walking boots to take part in the Worcestershire Way next Friday (June 19).

The 34-mile walk starts in Bewdley at 6am and ends in Malvern. They are hoping to raise £1,500 from the event for St Richard’s Hospice.

“It is one of the most stunning walks in the country,” the 44-year-old added. “It slices right through Worcestershire and Herefordshire and is stunning.

“You have the Malvern Hills right at the end which is a bit of a feat when you have walked 27 miles.

“What we do is a bit of fun but it raises the profile of the charity, which is ultimately what it is all about.”

Visit to sponsor the team on its walk.


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