Hope's Italian Job


Total raised

from a target of £150,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


Offline total


Welcome to HOPE's 2015 cycle challenge fund raising page, Hope's Italian Job

Hope Against Cancer is Leicestershire and Rutland’s local cancer research charity. We were established in 2003 to bring cutting-edge research to our area and make clinical trials available to local people. Since 2003 we have raised £3m and funded over 30 research projects tackling many different forms of cancer.

Our VisionOur vision is working for a future where more local people survive cancer.

Our Mission - Our mission is to fund innovative research that leads to improved treatments and better outcomes for people and that achieves the greatest impact in the local and national fight against cancer.

Hope's Italian Job

On 5th September 2015, 74 cyclists and a support team of 12 will embark on a challenge through the Alps that will push each and every one to their limits.

Their journey will start from the shores of Lake Geneva at Thonon-les-Bains taking the cyclists high into the Swiss Alps as they make their way to the fashion capital of Europe, Milan

The Route

Day 1 - Evian Les Bains – Thun

95 miles and 4636ft of climbing

Day 2  - Thun - Passo San Gottardo     

85 miles and 9184ft of climbing

Day 3 - Passo San Gottardo - Lugano

95 miles and only 500ft of climbing

Day 4 - Lugano - Milan 

85 miles and 2546ft of climbing

A total of 360 miles, 16,866ft of ascending and descending in 4 days.

A truly spectacular and challenging route for everyone taking part and will hopefully give everyone involved a real sense of achievement when they cycle into the Duomo di Milano on Wednesday 9th September.

Each cyclist has committed to raise a minimum of £1000 and will be fully supported not only during the cycle challenge but also with fund raising by the cycle challenge support team.

As the cyclists and support team are paying their own costs to take part, all money raised will go to fund vital cancer research in the Universities and Hospitals of Leicestershire.

Please show your support by making a donations to Hope's Italian Job.

Thank you.

Select the amount you wish to give

£20.00  A patient receiving treatment

£50.00  Our Clinical Trials Unit Nurses

£75.00  A patient receiving treatment in our Clinical Trials Unit

£100.00  Marcos Ayerza with our Clinical Trials Unit Nurses

Rob Abell

Total raised:
£2000.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Paul Blackford

Total raised:
£765.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Keith Busby

Total raised:
£0.00 (excl Gift Aid)

simon christian

Total raised:
£635.00 (excl Gift Aid)

simon christian

Total raised:
£1082.00 (excl Gift Aid)

David Ellis

Total raised:
£1170.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Nancy Ellis

Total raised:
£795.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Robert Field

Total raised:
£6160.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Tracey Gregson

Total raised:
£3142.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Dean Gresswell-Smith

Total raised:
£782.72 (excl Gift Aid)


Total donations: £1,080.00

Peter & Gill Farmer


£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

A great effort. Well done!

Baril Coatings Netherlands



a good course for an evil we all experience one day around us

Nicky P


£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Well done to Steve & Ian B.

David Watts


£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Bumped into my pal David Watts in Kibworth who trust a tenner in my hand. Toby :-)

Gary Hayes


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Well done all who took part, great achievement!



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Go go Stretch & Sarah ,I'll be waiting with the ointment when your finished !! is one bucket load enough B & Jean xx

Chris Newberry


£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

Good luck to Tim Hughes, Angela Stewart and all of the other cyclists and support. Amazing achievement and great cause

Micheil Gibson


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Donation from Micheil Gibson for Andrew Farmer and the boys from 'Gate



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Best wishes


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