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Bill Oliphant

Riding from London to Paris

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I am taking on the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) Heroes Challenge 2019 - an extraordinary London to Paris cycling adventure to honour the 75th anniversary of D-Day.[/p][p]The challenge will set off from London and conclude four days later in the iconic city of Paris. Passing through picturesque English countryside, the cycle will cross the Channel at Portsmouth and continue through the small villages and medieval market towns of Northern France, while making time to take in some of the Normandy landing beaches.[/p][p]Other highlights include visits to D-Day landing points Juno Beach and the Gold Beach, plus a trip to the historic Pegasus Bridge where the first house to be liberated from the Germans in 1944 still stands.[/p][p]After four long days in the saddle, the Heroes Challenge 2019 will conclude under the famous Eiffel Tower. Riders and their crews will then be invited to a prize giving and celebration event.[/p][p][b]Day 1: London – Portsmouth – Caen (Ouistreham) - [/b]Cycle approx. 121km (75 miles)[/p][p][b]Day 2: Caen (Ouistreham) – Lisieux [/b][i](visiting Juno Beach, Gold Beach and Pegasus Bridge) [/i]Cycle approx. 121km (75 miles)[/p][p][b]Day 3: Lisieux – Evreux - [/b]Cycle approx. 143km (89 miles)[/p][p][b]Day 4: Évreux – Paris - [/b]Cycle approx. 94km (59 miles)[/p][p]Full Itinerary[/p][p][url=https://www.rnrmc.org.uk/sites/default/files/inline-files/Challenge%20%20itinerary.pdf]https://www.rnrmc.org.uk/sites/default/files/inline-files/Challenge%20%20itinerary.pdf[/url][/p]

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Oct 23, 2019

John Kingsley

Well done and congratulations. On behalf of R.N.A. Basildon Branch


Oct 21, 2019

Tenbury Wells Branch RNA

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 18, 2019

Royal Naval Association Lincoln Branch

Hope the knees held out! Congratulations.


Oct 16, 2019

Forth Valley Branch RNA

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 15, 2019

Rhondda Branch

Congratulations on your achievement

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2019

Selsey Branch

Congratulations Bill. Initial moneybox donations at our last branch meeting.


Oct 7, 2019

Portland Branch RNA

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2019


Well done Bill, from us all at Letchworth RNA


Oct 3, 2019

RNA Netley

Wishing you every success.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 29, 2019

Doug Martin

All the very best from RNA Folkestone Branch

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid