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Baldy Bikers

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Target £0.00

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Team story

[p]Thanks for visiting![/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]Scott[/u][/b][/p][p]The childhood and life long dream of being a Royal Marines Commando looks like it is finally coming to an end, as I am about to go to the Naval Service Medical Board of Survey with a very strong chance of being medically discharged. Thirty years plus of serving Her Majesty and the Country, which has involved numerous operational deployments around the globe have finally taken their toll.[/p][p]I was first diagnosed with PTSD in 2000 after an operational deployment to Kosovo in the Balkans, but even after treatment some years later its has continued to re-present itself. More operational deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa and coupled with other injuries and life changing illnesses have meant that its time for me to move onto new pastures, even though this breaks my heart as i can’t continue to do the job I love and adore. I have never and i will never hide the fact that i have a mental illness and in order for me to cope with the day to day reality of living with such a condition means I have to have a series of “anchors” to try and contain it and one day hopefully beat it. One of these anchors is sport with cycling becoming a big part of my life, as it gives me the time and space i need to think things through and of course give me the challenges I have constantly searched for whilst being a Royal Marine.[/p][p]So with this in mind, excuse the pun, and after a conversation with Charlie Summer (the other member of the Baldy Bikers) the challenge of riding from London to Paris in under 24 Hours was born. For reasons I have already briefly described I will be doing it to help raise money for Combat Stress, a fantastic charity who help troubled Service Personnel, both serving and veterans on a daily basis. It therefore goes without saying, please donate as much as you can in order to help those individuals who have done their duty for God, Queen and Country.[/p][p]Many thanks and kind regards[/p][p]Maj Scott Ashley MBE RM[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]Charlie[/u][/b][/p][p]Hi, I’m Charlie.[/p][p]Thanks for taking the time to visit our pages.[/p][p]I’m cycling from London to Paris (and poss return but that’s a different story!) weekend of 5th-6th October. I’m doing this for CLIC Sargent a charity that helps youngsters and their families to deal with the day to day life after having been diagnosed.[/p][p]In particular, they are linked with a local organization Living to the MAX, that offer help and advice locally with referrals coming from CLIC Sargent, set up by a local landlady who’s fabulous son Max was diagnosed with a brain tumour.[/p][p]I only took up cycling in January this year, and want to challenge myself.[/p][p]The distance is 250 miles with 190 ish miles cycling, all within 24 hrs.[/p][p]The route is from London to Newhaven then off to France via a ferry to Dieppe, leaving there about 0400 hrs.[/p][p]A quick uphill section should then leave a relatively easy downhill trip into gay Paris by early afternoon, to be met by any of you who want to!!![/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

05 Oct 2018


Nov 19, 2018

Jim Kath Connolly

Well done guys proud of you. Jim & Kath Connolly

£150.00 plus £37.50 Gift Aid

Nov 13, 2018

Phil S

Great Effort Guys!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 22, 2018


Hi this is £31 sponsorship I gain for the London to Paris September gym work outs at Miracles in Alverstoke. I would love this to go to CLIC. All had gift aid. From Saffron

£31.00 plus £7.75 Gift Aid

Oct 21, 2018

ken n sue

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 18, 2018

mason mount

brilliant achievement, well done

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Oct 12, 2018


offline donations


Oct 7, 2018

Jo Hunter

Baldy bikers rock!!! Bloody brilliant Charlie! What an achievement boys!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2018

The Canon

Scott, I know how much you have done to win your fight against PTSD and this selfless act to raise money for this most worthy charity underlines passion you have for life and helping others. Good luck and pedal hard. Roger

Oct 6, 2018


Well done!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2018

Steve ODell

Cracking effort!!!


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