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Laura Boyd - D K JOINERY

1,000k Cycling Challenge

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My story

[p][b][u]HELLO! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ[/u][/b][/p][p]Thank you for visiting our page![/p][p]In memory of our much loved young neighbour who was supported by β€˜Wirral Mind,’ and who sadly passed away Monday 18th May 2020 ('Mental Health Awareness Week'), and in support of many others who are battling 'mental health' challenges, we at D K JOINERY - Wirral, will be taking on a 1,000k + cycling challenge and fundraising in support of Mind. [/p][p]1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.[/p][p]In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.[/p][p]Mind have recently put out an emergency appeal for donations due to an increase in mental health challenges. With so much social unrest in recent months, over 60% of the UK feel that their mental health has worsened. Between the end of March to the end of April, Mind's Info-Line saw a 46% increase in requests for support, and their digital peer support platform, Elefriends, has seen around a 40% increase in new members versus pre-coronavirus levels.[/p][p]From recent research, it appears that how people cope with mental health problems is getting worse as the number of people who self-harm or have suicidal thoughts is increasing.[/p][p]That's why charities like Mind are a necessary support system. They can inform, support and raise awareness so people don't have to struggle alone.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]HOW WILL WE ACHIEVE THIS?[/u][/b][/p][p]We will be aiming to attain a target of 1,000k + (621.371 + miles) by the end of Aug 2020 by cycling across the Wirral or cycling on our spinning bike on inclement days! [/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]FOLLOW OUR PROGRESS![/u][/b][/p][p]Download the Strava app and follow our progress to see how we're doing. We would love your support and encouragement to meet our target of 1,000k + by the end of Aug 2020![/p][p][url=https://www.strava.com/athletes/28156325]Follow us here on Strava![/url][/p][p]Or see brief stats and progress below;[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]June1st - 28th:[/b][/p][p]β€’ Week 1 - 153.7 km (95.5 m) [/p][p]β€’ Week 2 - 83.3 km (51.7 m) = 237 km (147.2 m)[/p][p]β€’ Week 3 - 99.5 km (61.8m) = 336.7 km (209.2 m)[/p][p]β€’Week 4 - 214.2 km (133.09 m) = 550.9 km (342.31 m)[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]June 29th - July 17th 2020:[/b][/p][p]β€’ Week 5 - 210.5 km (130.79 m) = 762.5 km (473.79 m)[/p][p]β€’Week 6 - 137.3 km (85.31 m) = 900.5 km (559.54 m)[/p][p]β€’Week 7 - 113.72 k (31.13 m) = 1,014.22 km (630.20 m)[/p][p][br][/p][p]πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…[/p][p] 1,014.22 km (630.20 miles) πŸš΄πŸ’¨ [/p][p]COMPLETED ON 17th July 2020 πŸ₯³ [/p][p]πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]OUR FUNDRAISER STRAVA STATS & FUN FACTS![/u][/b][/p][p][br][/p][p]Apparently, our 1,014.22 k (630.20 m) is the equivalent to riding from Edinburgh ➑? London ➑? Chester with 30.21 km (18.77 miles) to spare![/p][p]Surely not Google! πŸ€”[/p][p]If that were true it would take me a lot lot longer with all those hills and turns and cost me an absolute fortune in hotel stop overs! πŸ˜‹[/p][p][br][/p][p]⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]1st June - 17th July 2020:[/b][/p][p]β€’[b][i]Time:[/i][/b] 30.7 hrs over 6.3 weeks (47 days)[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Rides: [/i][/b]34[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Active Days: [/i][/b]28[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Avg Rides per Week: [/i][/b]5.2[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Avg Time per Week:[/i][/b] 4.9[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Avg Dist per Week:[/i][/b] 153.8 k[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Biggest Spinner Ride:[/i][/b] 100 k[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Biggest Road Ride:[/i][/b] 50 k[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Shortest Ride:[/i][/b] 2.98 k commute[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Avg Speed: [/i][/b]26.79 kph (16.65 mph)[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Max Speed on Flat:[/i][/b] 45.76 kph (28.44 mph)[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Fave Route:[/i][/b] Coastal Route to Ferry Terminal[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Other Rides:[/i][/b] Parkgate; Thurstaston; Meols; New Brighton; Seacombe Ferry Terminal; West Kirby etc[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]A BIG THANK YOU! [/u][/b][/p][p]We have truly enjoyed every kilometre we’ve clocked up for Mind.org.[/p][p]But we couldn’t have done it without all your kind and generous donations. Thank you so so much. You guys are all amazing! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]SPREAD THE WORD! πŸ‘πŸΌ[/u][/b][/p][p]Yes, please spread the word![/p][p]Maybe you have a friend or family member that value the work a charity like this provides. Maybe they too have been effected by challenging mental health or someone they know has. Forward the link and let’s help raise awareness & donations for a very valuable cause! πŸ’ͺ🏼[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]AND DON’T FORGET![/u][/b][/p][p]As well as donating your funds you can declutter your home of books, cd’s, dvd’s and games etc and donate the value of them too via the link above (or here)...[/p][p][url=https://www.ziffit.com/en-gb/basket?resourceId=a662d6f3-0e48-49f6-aa19-99f573583032&pageId=1&fundraiserActivityId=1208338]I have stuff to donate![/url][/p][p]The link will send you to Ziffit where you can scan your items and donate their value.[/p][p]Ziffit provide a free courier service to pick up your stuff, so it’s hassle free for you! πŸ‘πŸΌ[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]WHO ARE MIND?[/u][/b][/p][p]We're Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We're here for you. Today. Now. Whether you're stressed, depressed or in crisis. We'll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.[/p][p]We provide [url=https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/]advice and support[/url] to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We [url=https://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/]campaign[/url] to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.[/p][p]Watch this short video to find out more?[/p][p][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPxHTZRwXX8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPxHTZRwXX8[/url][/p][p]I'm raising funds to support the important work Mind does and to allow them to continue to be there for everyone who needs them. Please donate if you can.[/p][p]This is what your donation could do:[/p][p][b]Β£10[/b] could allow us to send essential information booklets about mental health to 40 people.[/p][p][b]Β£40[/b] could pay for 28 people to campaign for change on our behalf.[/p][p][b]Β£70[/b] could keep our online community, Elefriends, open and safe for two hours. [/p][p][b]Β£120[/b] could offer a lifeline to eight people in desperate need of support from our Mind legal line.[/p][p][b]Β£200[/b] could help us keep the Mind Infoline open for 1 hour, helping 35 people.[/p][p][b]Β£300[/b] could support a young person bereaved by suicide to access 1:1 and group support. [/p][p][b]Β£550[/b] could provide five people struggling with their mental health a place in a 10-week wellbeing group with team sports and cookery.[/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and for donating. Your support is hugely appreciated.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Mind. [/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

10 Jun 2020



Jul 23, 2020

Sandra R

Well done girl!!


Jul 23, 2020

Auntie Lorraine and enid.

Well done.


Jul 22, 2020

Philip Cotgrave

Well done cuz, lots of love Philip, Michael, Mark & Neil

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 18, 2020


Jul 18, 2020

Ian and Nicky Cotty xx

Well done Laura you go girl xxxx


Jul 18, 2020

Lamb family

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 18, 2020


Amazing achievement Laura!!!! I've travelled from Liverpool to Stirling and back in a weekend and have been totally shattered .......... and that was in a car 😁 Love never fails Tony.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 17, 2020

Mum dad Jennifer.

Well done we are very proud of you, Great achievement. Mum dad Jennifer.xxx


Jul 17, 2020


Congrats to the neon warrior, and Dave!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 17, 2020


Well done Laura!!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid