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Bethune Family Sponsored Cycle Ride

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Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Inspired by the London Marathon fundraising run achieved by Gordon's School's Head of Buckingham House Jamie Sinclair, the Bethune family have set themselves a challenge also raising money to equip the new sports hub and all-weather pitch for the school in West End, Woking, Surrey.[/p][p]The family of five will undertake a sponsored cycle ride from Gordon’s to Brighton – just under 90 kilometres on Saturday 15th June. [/p][p]Isla, aged 14 and her brother Lachlan, aged 12 – both boarders at Gordon’s - will attempt the feat with their parents Gavin and Celia and younger sister Bea, aged 8. [/p][p]“Lachlan was telling us about Mr Sinclair’s run and he said we ought to do something to help and could we do something with cycling” said Mrs Bethune.[/p][p]The family then hit on the idea of Gordon’s to Brighton Pier. [/p][p]Most of the 90km route will be off-road. From West End they will head towards Guildford and pick up the Downs link from Shalford to Shoreham before taking the coastal route to Brighton. [/p][p]The Bethunes, who live in Saudi, are no strangers to long distance cycling, having spent their last Christmas holiday on their bikes cycling from Thailand to the bottom of Cambodia, averaging 55kms per day - some 450 kms in total! However, the trip to Brighton is the furthest the family have attempted in one day and will be a real mental and physical challenge for them all.[/p][p]Lachlan is a triathlon athlete and member of British Triathlon and his father is a keen cyclist clocking some 12,000kms per year.[/p][p]“We really enjoyed our cycling holiday” said Mrs Bethune, adding “and we want to do more cycling together as a family”.[/p][p]She can see only one problem with their Brighton ride - the rain and keeping up with her elder two children and husband! “We’re going to give Gavin a heavy rucksack with all the supplies in to slow him down!” she confided.[/p][p]For more information about the Sports Hub at Gordon's please follow this link: [url=http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/sportshubatgordons ]http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/sportshubatgordons [/url][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

15 Jun 2019


Jun 20, 2019

Gary Jeanette Veronica and Jaymie

Well done to the Bethune clan.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 16, 2019

Chris Fields

Fabulous ride all of you x


Jun 15, 2019

Jim Bethune

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2019

Emma Litjens

Well done Isla & Family

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2019

Lily Osman Family

Well done Lachlan Family!

Jun 15, 2019


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2019

Lucy Massie

Go Isla and family!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 15, 2019


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jun 14, 2019


Great initiative, the seed for an annual school event.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 11, 2019