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Chris Spray

Trans Continental Race No.7

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]5 years ago I became transfixed by the Trans Continental Bicycle race. A completely self supported 4000km ride from one side of Europe to the other in the fastest time possible. The toughest bicycle race in the world. The competitors seemed absolutely bonkers with the ability to suffer other worldly pain and endurance.[/p][p]Last October after a lot of soul searching I decided to dedicate my life to competing this year in what was a very thorough application process. Amazingly I've managed to secure a cap amongst the 300 or so starters and I'm going "full gas" to make it happen.[/p][p]This year the race goes from the east coast of Bulgaria to the west coast of France. Bourgas to Brest. 4000km, 5 times up Everest, 10 countries and for me about 15 days of riding 200 miles each day.[/p][p]This is a challenge not to be taken lightly, only half of those that start actually finish the race and it takes phenomenal stamina - 16 hours a day on a bicycle and iconic climbs through the Alps. I will be riding up to 2000km a month in training alone, I've cleared lots from my diary and I'm fully committed to this often lonely activity. Yes I love riding my bike but for this I will be actually suffering to be able to get to the level of fitness required to ride Alp D'huez with a full load of gear.[/p][p]I hope you can join me on this amazing adventure. I can guarantee acts of daring do, beautiful films and pictures from our amazing continent and who knows some inspiration for those of us grappling with the art of the possible.[/p][p]I'm doing this ride for two charities. North West Air Ambulance as they provide their amazing service to anyone who needs rapid assistance and fast transit to hospital solely from public donations (a travesty) and Tearfund, a charity close to my heart who are fighting against poverty throughout the world.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

27 Jul 2019


Jul 22, 2019

Richard Winder

Good luck Chris, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2019


Good luck Chris. Hoping this little something will help the project. Can’t wait to see how you’re doing!


Jul 8, 2019


Good luck fella.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

May 28, 2019

Thom Clarke

Good luck Chris! Incredible work

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 12, 2019

Ben Willis

Chris - all the best for this epic adventure. Ben Willis

Mar 30, 2019


Good luck with the fund raising Chris. This is a phenomenal challenge and I’m sure you’ll raise a ton on money for two very deserving charities.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 29, 2019

The Pids

Best of luck for the Chester Bike Factory challenge 😁

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 25, 2019


Thanks for sorting bike Chris..

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Mar 23, 2019

Richard Hill

Make sure you enjoy your journey, not just the destination (I know you will!) Great inspiration All the best Richard

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Mar 23, 2019


Enjoy the ride.... and good luck from good old germany....