Different Strokes (trustees) Limited
For 18 years Different Strokes has been supporting younger stroke survivors to reclaim their lives and their ambitions. Run by stroke survivors we provide helpline support, information packs for adults and children, signposting, social media, newsletters and nationwide drop in groups.
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Barclaycard Bike Ride for Stroke Survivors

Anthony Farrow, Ian Parker, Darren Sidney, Plamen Petroff, Vasanth Selvan

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In 2012 a team of lunatic unfit cyclists took on the infamous Coast to Coast cycle route and raised over £8000 for Help for Heroes. In 2013, the team cycled from Northampton to the Sea and raised £5000 for Save the Children. Last year we cycled from Kirby to Northampton and raised money for Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

This year, we are riding across the country from Lands End to Barclaycard HQ in Northampton- a journey of over 300 miles across hill and dale.

We are raising money for the 'Different Strokes' - who do wonderful work supporting Younger Stroke Survivors. With your help, we can really make a difference


Anthony Farrow - 41 years old and rather too fond of pies and not too fond of cows. Cycled C2C, N2C, K2N. Glutton for punishment.

Darren Sidney - Cycled N2C in 2013 and personally responsible for the 2013 dramatic increase in the water table in Norfolk. K2N resulted in similar occurances/

Ian Parker - Often mistaken for David Baddiel, he has put the training in and clocking some of the fastest times in the team! Veteran of N2C and K2N

Plamen Petroff - Haviing cycled the N2C & K2N our Bulgarian speedster is back for more.

Vasanth Selvan - First time for Vasanth, 300 miles is nothing in India so should a breeze!

Recent donors

16.07.15 Sorry it's late, but hope you enjoyed the ride and have recovered by now :-)

16.07.15 Drink more water next time.

15.07.15 A belated well done.

14.07.15 Well done team!!


10.07.15 very well done guys

10.07.15 Well done all a fantastic achievement

10.07.15 Offline donations from The Harrington Companye

10.07.15 Fantastic job guys - well done!



09.07.15 Well done all - worthy work for a worthy cause.

08.07.15 Thank You for supporting Different Strokes

06.07.15 Well done team

06.07.15 Well done to you all!

06.07.15 Well Done!

06.07.15 Well done to you all !

06.07.15 Congratulations!

06.07.15 Well done

04.07.15 Well Done Ian, very proud of you, take care in this heat xx

03.07.15 Well done to you all.


03.07.15 Great effort put in by the team. Enjoy the ride! & good luck!

02.07.15 Good work chaps.

02.07.15 Good luck Tony hope you do not suffer from too much chaffing!


Running total

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Last donor:
Colin Pell
Offline fundraising: