Rob Sanderson

Rob Sanderson

Caen to Cannes via Mont Ventoux


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[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=][/url][/p][p]Thank you.[/p][p]Tim, Rob & the team.[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Jan 15, 2019

Kevan Walsh

Hi Tim, was just thinking about you (not in that way!) and completely forgot to donate to your brilliant effort. Well done guys.


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Dec 11, 2018


Well done guys.


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 9, 2018

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Contribution from charity ball ticket sales


Oct 17, 2018

Nick and Pippa Wells

Well done to all involved. Such an amazing effort. We’re sure that some weight was lost on the way!!


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 16, 2018

Gemma Kelly

Well done all. Especially proud of my Godfather, Tim Daniels. An amazing achievement. Sorry this is so late but better late than never. So glad to be able to support such wonderful charities. xxx


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Oct 11, 2018


NeverstopRob !


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 10, 2018


From my Openfield colleague Gail who walked the Test Way and wished her donation to go to MNDA and HIOWAA. What a star. Thank you.


Oct 10, 2018

NFU South East


Oct 8, 2018

Steve Carmichael


Oct 1, 2018

David Crowther

Fantastic effort, well done


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