Robert Eggleston


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Hi, thanks for visiting my page.  

Lara, my youngest daughter took up her first teaching post last Autumn and has opted to volunteer on a fund-raising bike ride from London to Paris to support her school's involvement with the Sinkala Nursery School in Zambia.

As an OAP and generally, clapped-out couch potato, the thought of joining her and doing myself a bit of good, by way of a refreshing bike ride, had some appeal. Having now started my training, reality has set in. I had forgotten that the many years of abuse as a serious smoker and legendary boozer a price had to be paid and retribution came as a quadruple heart bypass. My commitment to this project is, I suppose, my penance as bicycling, let me tell you, is purgatory. Saint Paul was to go on his knees to Damascus. As I am no saint, a trip to Paris on a bike will have to do by way of penitence for my previous life.

This is the first, and probably the last time, I will attempt a sponsored event. Please be generous when you give support to those less fortunate.  

Many thanks and all the best to you.


Recent donors

01.06.17 Good luck Robert and Lara and if it gets 'tough', just remember what a fantastic cause you are doing it for. Well done.

30.05.17 Hope the ride is going well and body holding up!

28.05.17 Go Boss S.W.S

18.05.17 Sorry I'm not joining you Robert


16.05.17 keep cycling

10.05.17 Best of luck Robert. Glad to see you've got a helmet and some lycra now. All the best from everyone over the road at Second Sight

03.05.17 Good luck

02.05.17 Good luck Basil. May the force be with you

30.04.17 Michael and Pat Coates

27.04.17 Good luck Robert (you will need it). All the best from Martin and all at Somerbys

21.04.17 good luck Robert

20.04.17 Best of luck, you can do it!!


13.04.17 Keep up the training and make sure that all 3 bikes are in good order. I am sure you have a backup team but if not then perhaps you may think of taking Oscar along with you. All the best Fred

06.04.17 Dig in, mate!


31.03.17 This is tremendous Robert and I wish you and team all the very best of luck with the challenge.

29.03.17 Wishing you every success Robert!

27.03.17 Good luck Robert. Steve and Jill Haines

26.03.17 Head down - you know the rest! Bonne Chance


21.03.17 Good luck Robert, you can do it. Bon chance!

21.03.17 Bon chance et bon route mes braves!

20.03.17 No excuses ..... Make sure you have your passport !!!


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