Alison Mitchell


Chance to Shine
Chance to Shine takes cricket to new places and uses it to ignite new passions, teach vital skills, unite diverse groups and educate young people from Cornwall to Cardiff to County Durham. Since launching in 2005 we have helped to reverse the decline in cricket in state schools by reaching over 3.5 million children across 11,000 state schools. Every pound we receive brings us closer to the realisation of our vision that all young people should have to opportunity to play and learn through cricket.
Laureus Sport For Good Foundation
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation funds sports activities for disadvantaged young people in the UK and around the world. Laureus promotes the positive effect that sport has in tackling some of the world's most challenging social issues from mental health, HIV/Aids, and substance abuse to crime, social exclusion, and violence.
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Ali's 'Chance to Ride'

Alison Mitchell

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Thanks for visiting my page. I've never remotely cycled 80 miles before and I don't even own a proper road bike so I'll have to pedal extra hard to keep up with everyone else!

I'm cycling the 4th leg of ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan's 'Chance to Ride' charity cycle, which is taking him between all the ODI venues in the England v Australia series. I'm commentating and reporting on the matches in Cardiff and Southampton for TMS and 5Live, so what better way of travelling between the two...Hmm.

The two charities supported here both share the belief that sport has the power to change lives. I agree.

Through work I've met many children who have received the educational benefits that cricket has to offer through the Cricket Foundation's Chance to Shine initiative, which is bringing cricket back into State Schools. The Laureus Foundation has a worldwide reach and uses sport to help communities help themselves, tackling issues such as HIV, homelessness, poverty and drug abuse.

I feel lucky that so much of my life has involved sport, and I know many of you feel the same, whether you play it, watch it or work in it. 

I'd be delighted if you could sponsor me. You'll be using sport as a force for good, and it will certainly make the hills feel less painful! Thank you so much.

(Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and all donations are safe and secure. Your sponsorship will be split 50-50 between the two charities)


Recent donors

30.09.13 Well done Ali! What an achievement! What a cause! D xx

24.09.13 Congrats you have now reached your target-

24.09.13 Well done Ali

19.09.13 Looking KOOL!

18.09.13 always check your brakes :)

18.09.13 Well done Ali!

17.09.13 Well done you! Loving the lycra...

17.09.13 Don't you and Michael look fetching in that cycle kit! And as for riding with the brakes on, well, it sounds like quite a day. Congrats on completing the ride!

17.09.13 Good on you, Ali! Hope it went well.

17.09.13 Well done Ali. Top work as ever. Ratters

16.09.13 Well done


16.09.13 Well done Ali! Great Effort.


16.09.13 Go Ali!

15.09.13 Good luck Ali and have fun!

15.09.13 Brilliant effort, Ali, from one asthmatic to another, I salute you!

15.09.13 Keep going Ali, you're doing great! Lots of love and warm hugs The Hills xxxx

15.09.13 Great effort Ali. Was it all downhill?

15.09.13 Hi Ali, hope it went well today - how on earth did you ride and carry a brolly at the same time? Jonny

15.09.13 Hope you make it - much rather you then us! Pete & Sue

15.09.13 Good luck Ali., hope you are not too sore after the 80 miles!

15.09.13 Good luck


15.09.13 Good luck Ali - it was the fluoro vest that made me do it!! :) x


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