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Christian Bray

London to Paris Bike Ride 2018

In loving memory of Tom Stead Link opens in a new window/tab

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My story

[p]*Update.. Sunday 10th June: So pleased to have completed this challenge and so fortunate to have done it with such a great bunch of men and women. We had trained hard leading up to it but needed some luck and good weather so it was nice to all make it through the 320 miles and into Paris with only a few punctures and scrapes to show for it. [/p][p]All 10 of us wore our orange TeamBones jerseys on the first and last days and the sight of all of us riding in a chain along country lanes was truly awesome. Tom’s dad Graham said a few words over some celebratory drinks in Paris on the Saturday night and thanked us for helping to raise so much money for this appeal. Thanks to everyone who has sponsored me for your support. [/p][p][br][/p][p]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/p][p][br][/p][p]*Update.. Monday 21st May: With just over 2 weeks to go before we head off from London I'm really pleased with the way training has gone having averaged just under 100 miles per week over the past couple of months. Yesterday was the 102 mile Suffolk Sunrise sportive which started and finished in the backdrop of the stunning Framlingham Castle and four of us taking on the London to Paris challenge completed it together in our “#TeamBones” jerseys that we will wear in a couple of weeks (see photo!). Thanks to everyone who has supported this worthy cause so far, it is much appreciated.[/p][p]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/p][p] [/p][p]This year I will be taking part in the 310 mile London to Paris Bike Ride on 6th -10th June to raise money in loving memory of Tom Stead. The Stead family are friends who sadly lost their eldest son Tom on Boxing Day to a rare form of bone cancer aged only 19. A group of us including Tom’s dad Graham are taking on this challenge together.[/p][p]Tom faced his illness with bravery but nobody so young should have to go through something so awful, but of course there are many like Tom. His family want to help push forward the research into bone cancer, and specifically osteosarcoma, and to also help support those who are so cruelly touched by this disease. 75% of the money raised will be donated to the Bone Cancer Research Trust, and 25% to Kamrans Ward (Oxford Hospitals Charity Ward 0088) which do such a fantastic job treating and caring for children with cancer. [/p][p]It is his family’s aim to raise £100,000 over the coming years in memory of Tom. All money raised by me will automatically be added to their total. You can read more about Tom and the appeal in his name by clicking on the In Loving Memory of Tom Stead link at the top of this page.[/p][p]Thank you for your support.[/p]

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Supporters

Jun 11, 2018

Zoe

Well done , Mon ami

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 5, 2018

Mike n Angie

You'll smash it! Enjoy!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 5, 2018

Ian Moyler

This is only payable on the production of credible evidence that you have eaten 4 snails upon your arrival in Paris.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 4, 2018

Anonymous

Enjoy the ride

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 4, 2018

Heather Buckle

Good luck. Will be thinking of you x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 4, 2018

Sam and Rach

Good luck Rab! Have a fantastic time!

£20.00

May 29, 2018

Hazel and Alan

£50.00

May 23, 2018

Rory

Good luck!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 22, 2018

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2018

The Stones

A great challenge to undertake for a great cause !

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid