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Joppa for Jo's fundraising page

Graham Thornton, Jonathan Chapman, Craig Pearson, Lee Hedley, Keith Ormond

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Please lend your support to a group of old geezers who thought it would be a great idea to cycle from Newcastle upon Tyne to Joppa, just south of Edinburgh in 3 days.  Once we realized this actually meant a journey of 210 miles and this was the tougher route (and we're all getting on a bit) it caused a few moments of worry but that was quickly forgotten about when we saw the opportunity to help make a difference to those people dealing with the effects of cancer whilst also comemorating the life of Jo O'Hara who recently sadly lost her battle with this terrible disease. 

The event will take place between 27th - 29th June and take us through a beautiful part of the UK and involve around 70 miles a day of cycling to achieve our goal of reaching Joppa in three days.  We're doing this not only as a personal challenge but also as a way of raising money for Cancer Research and the Great North Children's Hospital at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle - both very worthy of our and your support.  If you donate via this page your money will go directly to Cancer Research, we're also happy to accept cash donations for the Great North Children's Hospital

We hope you'll join us in supporting these great causes which will be a great motivation when things get a little tough during our training and the event itself.  Wish us luck....and have the cushions ready for when we need to sit down afterwards.....

Recent donors

07.07.14 Lee, for being the craziest person and not training. Hope you have a rubber ring to sit on and few few beers to ease the pain.

07.07.14 well done

04.07.14 Well done Graham!

04.07.14 Well done!

04.07.14 Well Done Graham!

04.07.14 Awesome! Glad you made it back in one piece.

04.07.14 Well done Lee. I hope that you didn't have to resort to a taxi ride as you did in the C2C. Oops is that the secrete out of the bag? Who needs mates eh?

03.07.14 Well done

03.07.14 Well done gents.

01.07.14 Well done mate....

01.07.14 Well done GT.

30.06.14 Fab effort. Worth the pain I am sure

30.06.14 Hope you all enjoyed it!

30.06.14 Well Done!

29.06.14 Well done lads

29.06.14 good job G. Have a canny pint north of the border and keep peddling !!

28.06.14 Wonderful thing you are doing xxx

27.06.14 Best of luck mate!

27.06.14 Keep peddling Lee, you'll soon reach the finishing line!!!

27.06.14 Good luck Jonathan and all the other guys. Xx

27.06.14 Good luck boys!

26.06.14 Good luck GT and watch out for cars ;-)

26.06.14 Come on lads, we can do this!

26.06.14 Good luck boys

26.06.14 Good Luck!


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Emma Little
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