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
Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00
Raised offline: £0.00
[p]Since their Winchester RFC rugby days are now well behind them good friends Tim Daniels and Rob Sanderson have very personal reasons for taking to their bicycles for two fantastic charities. [/p][p]In August 2013 Tim had a serious cycling accident culminating in head-butting a telegraph pole at 30mph. Thank goodness Tim was wearing a cycling helmet but not to put too fine a point on it he owes his life not only to the medical team in Southampton General but to the Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance for getting him there so quickly. In May 2015 Tim, family & good friends formed the Helicopter Heroes cycling group and undertook their own London to Paris charity ride raising funds for HIOWAA. [/p][p]December 2014 saw the passing of Rob's wife Kate to Motor Neurone Disease. Not being a cyclist at that time the inescapable logic of creating CycleForKate and deciding to cycle 800 miles from Calais to Perpignan again with friends and family seemed the right challenge to undertake. [/p][p]Three years on Tim and Rob thought it appropriate to create a joint cycling challenge for their nominated charities and build on the experience and fundraising totals of the previous 2015 French adventures.[/p][p]So this time the challenge is 700 miles and 10,000 meters of climbing from Caen to Cannes over 8 days (19th to 26th August) with the iconic 1,912 meter climb of Mont Ventoux on the penultimate day. [/p][p]The cycling team of 14 includes Tim Daniels, George Daniels, Mark Finlayson, Gary Grant, Chris Brown, Luke Jones, Alex Harvey, Rob Sanderson, Karin Fisher, Belinda Inwood, Mark Vickers, Mark Kirley, Graham Dawson and Ben Jeffreys.[/p][p]Without the support crew of 8 this challenge would not be possible and these stalwarts are Will Sanderson, Jim Beavan, Ben Beavan, Colin Miller, Alison Vickers, Liz Carmichael, Graham & Tracy Lacey. Two motor homes and two cars will form the refreshment cavalcade and help pre arrival at camp sites. Yes folks not only will the cycling be challenging but for some of the party the bigger challenge will be the camping.[/p][p]On our return a charity ball is arranged for Saturday 15th September helping towards our ambitious fundraising target and importantly awareness of the Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance service and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.[/p][p]These two charities mean so much to all of us so that raising awareness and funding is crucial. 77 years on there is still no cure for MND and the life saving services of the HIOWAA totally relies on charitable donations.[/p][p]Please do support us if you can - the camping alone must be worth a donation for some in particular. But seriously we would love to exceed our target with all monies raised split equally between these two very worthy causes.[/p][p]Follow the link for Tim's story.[/p][p][url=https://videalert.com/about-us/community-activities/]https://videalert.com/about-us/community-activities/[/url][/p][p]Thank you.[/p][p]Tim, Rob & the team.[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]