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Bombay Bicycle Club's fundraising page

10 team members

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

Team story

  [lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;]Well folks we did it!!! The Bombay Bicycle Club cycled all the way from Belmont Circle in Harrow, through London and into the heart of Paris.[/span] [p] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;]The 1st day to Newhaven was particularly challenging for the group, being the longest distance on a single trip, not to mention the infamous hills of Surrey & Sussex.  It was also the most dramatic of the 4 day trip:  Anish went over a pot hole and ended up face first in a ditch full of stinging nettles!!...luckily his face and helmet absorbed the fall!! Jigs suffered a puncture and Alpesh fell off his bike (damn clippies!) snapping the rear derailleur hanger.  The 2 spare bikes we took as back-up were both already in use!  Our trusted support guys, Harish and Manoj, did a terrific job of finding the parts and arranging for repair.  By the evening the spare bikes were placed firmly back in the van.  With 4 to 5 hours to spare before the ferry left for Dieppe, there was only one thing to do….crack open the tins![/span] [p] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;]Day 2, sleep deprived and cold, we tuned our bikes and set-off from Dieppe at 5am.  The group rode 2 hours in the dark.  The longest 2 hours of our lives: pitch black in some parts, freezing fog/cold, tired, and unprepared.  It didn't take long for 'things' to go numb and motivation was waning. It's the support of nice people like you that kept us going. The flat cycle ride on Avenue Verte (a disused railway, fully tarmac'd) for the remainder of the 2[sup]nd[/sup] leg was a welcome relief.  Reaching our first hotel in France by early afternoon gave us time for a rest before we kicked off the evening with beer, bourbon and banter in full flow.[/span] [p] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;]Day 3 started well following a good breakfast.  It wasn't long before that changed; the headwinds picked up and the heavens opened as soon as we had set-off on our bikes. We spent 6 hours cycling, climbing some mammoth hills, altogether making this one of the most challenging legs of the journey.  Arriving in Cergy soaked to the bone, we checked into our budget hotel which I can only describe as being modelled after a prison.  Saying that, we were just relieved to have hot shower, get into dry clothes and find a place to eat nearby.[/span] [p] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;]Day 4 – The weather forecast had more heavy rain and winds in store for us, so we agreed to abandon our ride into Versailles and head straight to the Eiffel Tower.  Excited with the anticipation of getting there, we upped the pace and rode like the wind.  The bus lanes in Paris city centre made the journey very pleasant and safe.  Just as we pulled up to our destination with big smiles on our faces, the sun came out in all it's glory, adding to the sense of achievement and jubilation.  High 5’s all round, photo-shoot and then to the hotel to change for a night of celebrations.[/span] [p] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;]The camaraderie within the Bombay Bicycle Club was brilliant throughout and this goes down in memory as our Summer of 2014.[/span] [p] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;]Personal achievement aside, the Bombay Bicycle Club is very thankful for the donation and support from each one of you. [/span] [p] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;]The fundraising thermometer is nearly to the top.  If anyone has not yet donated, but would like to raise the bar, we'd be very delighted to hear from you.[/span] [p] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;]Thank you[/span] [p] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;] [/span] [p] [/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; color: black;]The Bombay Bicycle Club[/span] [p] [/p][/p][/p][/p][/p][/p][/p][/p][/p][/p][/p][/p]

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Supporters

Nov 7, 2014

Vinod Kerai

Better late than never! Well Done Bharat and the Bombay Bicycle Club. Vinod Kerai

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Oct 15, 2014

Ian Martin

Matching donation on behalf of Vanquis Bank. Well done, Raj!

£777.00

Oct 10, 2014

Pam

Well done Reg - for good causes

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2014

Mitesh

Well done boys. Ash

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Oct 1, 2014

Anonymous

Sorry it's late. I'm just glad you came back in one piece! Well done!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 26, 2014

Anonymous

Thanks Agi Kunal for the Jersey kit and drinks at Newhaven. Also Danny for sorting out the boys with supplements for the ride. Much Appreciated from all at BBC.

£131.32 plus £32.83 Gift Aid

Sep 16, 2014

Anonymous

Well done smelly! Such an amazing thing you guys have done! x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2014

Ajay & Rita Chauhan

Well done to you all, what an achievement. Ajay & Rita x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2014

Chand & Mits

Well done Reg!!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2014

Shey

Well done guys, very inspiring and for a great cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Praful Vagjiani

Praful Vagjiani

Manoj Nardani

Manoj Nardani

Bharat Mepani

Bharat Mepani

Binesh Miyanger

Binesh Miyanger

Mitesh Vagadia

Mitesh Vagadia

Jigness Karamshi

Jigness Karamshi

Reg Varsani

Reg Varsani

Anish Mistry

Anish Mistry

Alpesh Patel

Alpesh Patel

Reg Varsani

Reg Varsani