Matthew Smythe


Macmillan Cancer Support
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Pedal to Poitiers - Le Mille du Rugby

Matthew Smythe, Kieran Tames, Gareth Gildea, Richard Stockwell, John Glazebrook

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Hi, thanks for visiting our page. 

We are attempting to ride 1000km in 7 days in memory of Michael Smythe (Matt's Dad) who lost his life to prostate cancer in September 2015.

We are fundraising in order to help:

Beat this terrible disease - one man dies every HOUR from Prostate Cancer in the UK, that's more than 10,800 men each year.

Raise awareness - it is the most common cancer in men, 130 men are diagnosed every DAY

Those currently living with it - over 330,000 men are living with and after Prostate Cancer

The Challenge

Mike was a rugby man all his life, he loved playing and watching the game.

With this in mind we are going to attempt to visit some of the significant places in his rugby life, by bicycle. (And possibly have a few beers along the way)

We begin in South Manchester on the 4th March, where we'll visit his (and a couple of ours') school, St Ambrose College, then on to Broughton Park and Sale RUFCs. We then head south for a couple of days to Richmond RUFC in London, and then finally onwards to a channel crossing and the finish line of Stade Poitevin in Poitiers, France, where he played for a season.

We will be covering around 140-150km (80-85miles) per day, and a total of just over 1000km.

Our aim is to be in Poitiers the Saturday after we begin, in order to watch Stade Poitevins fixture that weekend.

Your contribution will make a real difference and motivate us during both training and the challenge itself.

Thanks again for visiting our page and any donation at all can help us make a difference.

The ptp1000 Lads

(aka the chafed crusaders)





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28.03.17 Well done guys


24.03.17 You are all an inspiration. My Dad who suffered from the disease would be very proud of you as I am.

24.03.17 Well done to all of you! What a fantastic effort!...and hats off to sherpas Dave and Graeme for the part they played.

24.03.17 From the Peel Land and Property Group


21.03.17 An amazing event to do - congrats!!!!!

20.03.17 Well done guys, great effort! Sorry this is late.

17.03.17 I am the worst and latest!!! Sorry!!! Well done!

17.03.17 Well done indeed Matthew. Your dad would be very proud of you!

17.03.17 Well done all, fantastic achievement! xx


16.03.17 Well Done from Phil, Ann and all of us at Pearson Financial Management

16.03.17 Cracking effort guys.

14.03.17 Well done stocky, proud of you (and the team) - All the best,Matt, Sarah and Isabelle

14.03.17 Will double it if you ride back!

14.03.17 Well done

14.03.17 From David and Salu Taylor

14.03.17 Well done guys. Hope the arses aren't too sore

14.03.17 Nice one Rich. Great effort for a die hard petrol head like yourself. Fantastic result on the money raising front too. Well done to you and the rest of the lads in your group.

14.03.17 Well done Richard and team - brilliant achievement for a great cause


13.03.17 Congratulations to you all.

13.03.17 Sorry it's late! Well done!!

13.03.17 Congratulations! Fantastic achievement and for such a good cause.


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