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Roland Eglinton, MD of the Sittingbourne-based bus and coach operator Chalkwell Coach Hire is to run the London Landmarks Half Marathon in order to raise money for Young Lives vs Cancer.

The event, held on 1st August, has a course of 13.1 miles and takes in many of the sights of the Capitol, including Big Ben, St Paul’s and Tower of London before finishing at Downing Street.

Roland, a keen runner, aims to complete in around 2 hours and 15 minutes. Young Lives vs Cancer provides support to families dealing with childhood cancer, including accommodation alongside emotional and financial assistance.

If you wish to sponsor Roland please go to

Chalkwell recently took over the Isle of Sheppey bus network, and in addition to local bus services and home to school travel, have an extensive program of DayBreaks and provide coach hire for  a wide variety of organisations. Chalkwell services can be found at