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Matthew Kirby

London to L'Alpe d' Heuz - 808km Cycle Ride

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My story

[p]On 7th June Fred Baxter and I are planning to cycle from Central London to the top of the famous French Alp's climb L'Alpe d' Heuz. The ride will be a total of 808km and we will hopefully reach the summit around 15th June 2018. [/p][p]We plan to start at the Tower of London and ride to Newhaven to catch the ferry to Dieppe. From there we will cycle through Northern France via Troyes, Dijon and Grenoble to reach the foot of The Alpe d' Heuz. The Climb itself is 1100m, 13km long with 21 hairpin bends to reach the ski resort at the summit. [/p][p]We are raising funds for The Arctic One Foundation and The Douglas Bader Foundation and as the ride is self funded, we can guarantee that 100% of the donation will go to the two Charities. [/p][p]I co-founded The Arctic One Foundation (www.Arctic1.co.uk) in 2011 and it became a registered Charity in 2012. It was set up to provide opportunities to both able bodied and disabled people to get involved in Sport and se felt that a Charity would enable us to guarantee that any funding was spent on people who needed it![/p][p]Arctic One runs mass participation events including two paratriathlons at Dorney Lake and a Junior Para Triathlon which is now in its 6th year. Our 'Forward Motion' Grants System which has helped over 130 Para Athletes from 23 different sports from complete beginners to Paralympic Champions with their involvement in sport such as competition fees, training and equipment. We have also helped athletes with complete prosthetics costing between £5000 and £12000.[/p][p]100% of your donation to Arctic One will go to our 'Forward Motion' Grant System to help more people with opportunities to get involved in sport.[/p][p]The Douglas Bader Foundation exists to advance and promote the physical, mental and spiritual welfare of persons who are born without or have lost one or more limbs, or otherwise physically disabled.[/p][p]They achieve this through giving advice via BILL, or helping out financially through Bader Grants. The Bader Braves programme offers children experiences that help build confidence and encourage team work and participation. The DBF have been a huge supporter to Arctic One since we began and I am keen to support them in return to enable both charities to help more people. [/p][p]Thank You [/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p] [/p][p][br][/p][p] [/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p] [/p][p][br][/p]
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Jul 9, 2018


Well done Matt and Fred. Great effort !

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 21, 2018


Great effort on what must have been an epic ride!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2018

Mark T

Well Matt and Fed. Top effort.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 16, 2018


Well done

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 16, 2018


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2018

Simon Halley

Well done Matt and Fred, top effort,!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2018

Steve Crowley

Well done Matt great effort!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2018


You made it!!! Well done. Love from Flynn and Lara

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2018


Well done Matt

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2018

Janet Ling

Great job! Well done.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid