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5 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

<p>Hi all,</p> <p>The challenge is over and the cyclists completed 641 miles in 8 days, arriving in Southend-on-Sea on Saturday 8th October at around 3.30. It was a very emotional ending combining a great sense of pride in everyone and relief that everyone had got home safe and relatively sound; except for a few scrapes, grazes and aching muscles and backs. I think everyone had a tear in their eyes.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Please continue to donate, we would like to raise as much as possible.</strong></p> <p>Please follow our blog on:<a href="http://southend2southendcycle.blogspot.com/">http://southend2southendcycle.blogspot.com/</a></p> <p>Our cyclist were: Nick &amp; Alison Robins, Neil Robins, Dan Garside, Andy Metcalf, Garry Nelson, Chris Nelson,&nbsp;Tracy Reschwamm, Clive Shiret and Mike Whistler</p> <p>The Support Crew were: Penny Shiret and Linda Nelson</p> <p>Team Mascot: Fergus - the jack russell</p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Sponsors:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Thanks to</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Essex &amp; Suffolk Water</strong> for donating a 100 bottles of water, which </span><span style="color: #000000;">kept the cyclists well hydrated!<br /></span><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #000000;">Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club</span>&nbsp;</strong>for providing free transport from Glasgow airport.</p> <p><strong>VW Commercial Vehicles Chelmsford</strong> - for providing a VW Crafter for transporting the&nbsp;bikes and acting as a support vehicle.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>ARCHIVE</strong></p> <p>You probably think we're all mad but on October 1st this year,&nbsp;10 of us (Nick &amp; Alison Robins, Neil Robins, Dan Garside, Andy Metcalf, Garry Nelson, Chris Nelson,&nbsp;Tracy Reschwamm, Clive Shiret and Mike Whistler)&nbsp;will be&nbsp;setting off to cycle&nbsp;approx 650 miles from Southend in Scotland (Argyll on the Mull of Kintyre to be precise) back to our home town of sunny Southend-on-Sea (in Essex!). You could call it the Soothend to Sarfend bike ride.</p> <p>Please follow our blog on:<a href="http://southend2southendcycle.blogspot.com/">http://southend2southendcycle.blogspot.com/</a></p> <p>Providing valuable back up support and possibly even sharing some of the long cycling miles will be Linda Nelson and Penny Shiret. Couldn't do this without you ladies!!&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img title="Havens Hospices and The Willow Foundation team shirts" src="http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/308481_10150275928512104_506462103_7843332_787680_n.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="300" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Team photo in Southend-on-sea</strong></p> <p><strong><img style="float: left; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px;" title="Chris training in NZ" src="http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/166430_487178617103_506462103_6155207_3020601_n.jpg" alt="" width="110" height="214" /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">The 650&nbsp;miles are being attempted in just 8 days which means, on average , 80 miles a day! Blimey&nbsp;- a very tall order you might think (and so do we if we're honest) but it's for 2 fantastic causes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; <strong>&nbsp; Chris training in NZ</strong></p> <p>The first Charity is a local Charity called Havens Hospices (which incorporates Fair Havens and Little Havens). It is a Charity which&nbsp;provides end-of-life care for&nbsp;both&nbsp;adults and children. It is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and no patient is charged for the care they receive.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/296359_10150275928202104_506462103_7843331_3863040_n.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="150" />&nbsp; <img style="vertical-align: top;" src="downloadLogo.action?fileName=80x801000437_7e050ba6-87f3-4ecd-969c-178f32f974f6_Havens.jpg" alt="" width="80" height="46" /></p> <p>The second Charity is The Willow Foundation, founded by Arsenal legend Bob Wilson. It is a national Charity which provides special days out for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds and gives much needed time out from the stresses of living with a life-threatening condition.</p> <p><img src="http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/321099_10150275928782104_506462103_7843333_3265978_n.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="150" />&nbsp;<img style="vertical-align: top;" src="downloadLogo.action?fileName=80x801000286_38555053-c527-46fc-8e20-a3cd5ae11473_Small%20Willow%20Logo%20for%20web.PNG" alt="" width="80" height="33" /></p> <p>All monies pledged will be split 50:50 between the 2 Charities.</p> <p>Thank you&nbsp;for visiting our page. Please give generously&nbsp;to 2 fantastic causes. Through this&nbsp;Virgin Money Giving website, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.</p> <p><strong>Kind words from Bob Wilson OBE who will be joining us for part of the final day's riding</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span lang="EN-US">"Cycling from Southend(Scotland) &nbsp;to Southend(Essex) in 8 days is a big feat of endurance - and all for 2 amazing causes.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>On behalf of the Willow Foundation, we are delighted to have been chosen as the nominated national charity alongside Havens Hospices that do so much great work in the Southend and South East Essex area.&nbsp;&nbsp;<span lang="EN-US">My admiration goes to all those riders who will have put their bodies through hours of training in order to undertake the 80 mile a day cycle challenge.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Having recently completed my own epic cycle challenge visiting all the Premier League grounds I know how much hard work and dedication is involved. &nbsp;<span lang="EN-US">Sudacrem and Lanacane powder will become their best friends!&nbsp;</span>So if you are able, please show your support and generosity by helping the team reach their target. Your kind donations will doubtless speed the team on their journey and make a difference to those who are experiencing life with serious illness. &nbsp;I would like to wish the whole team on the Southend to Southend Charity Challenge every success and safe cycling over the 650 mile route." (Bob Wilson OBE)</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>The First Day</strong></span></p> <p>We are staying at MDGC on the first night and they have kindly donated free transport for the team to get us from Glasgow airport to Campbeltown in addition to taking us down to Southend for the start of the ride.</p> <p>Stacy and Janette have been great from the start and could not have been more helpful in ensuring that we start the ride &lsquo;raring to go'</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><br /></strong></p>

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Personal Challenge Date

30 Sep 2011


Dec 15, 2011


Merry Christmas Big Bro!! Well done all x


Dec 14, 2011


Well done Garry and the rest of the team and for persevering in getting the money from us eventually! Rye, Andy K, Dale R & Nikki H at AllClear Insurance


Dec 14, 2011


Congratulations, a great achivement and a great cause, you shoud be very proud! Hope you reach the £20k target. PS Thanks for checking!

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Dec 14, 2011


For always going the extra mile and being the best son in the world

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Dec 14, 2011


well done x

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Dec 11, 2011


Better late than ever! - well done boys!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Dec 5, 2011

Terry the Fish

very impressive for an old 'un

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Dec 5, 2011

Tony Hoskins & SBCVL Committee

congratulations to the whole team on a great effort. Donation raised at SBCVL Golf Day on behalf of Sothend Borough Vets League


Nov 26, 2011


Hi Garry. Just found the e-mail link. Congratulations on a fantastic achievement to you all. Hope the aches and pains have passed and that there was no lasting damage. Best regards, Brian, Jackie, Katharine and Victoria. xxx

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Nov 22, 2011

Mervyn Garside

Well done from all at WK

£150.00 plus £37.50 Gift Aid


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