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Hamish Stevenson

Virgin STRIVE challenge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Update: [/p][p]Thanks to everyone’s very generous support I made it to Tignes; and have exceeded my fundraising target towards the Big Change youth charity. [/p][p]Some of us also exceeded the total climb adding three iconic Cols bringing my total climb according to my Strava to 17,612m (x2 Mount Everests) and a distance of 613km.[/p][p]For the lycra nerds we cycled over Col’s Madone (evening warm-up), Bonette, Allos, Vars, Izoard, Galibier and Iseran – the second highest road pass in Europe (13.4 km at average gradient of 7.3%).[/p][p]An enjoyable and memorable experience – and I know that your generous donations will give less fortunate youngsters formative opportunities.[/p][p]The core Virgin Strive team are due to reach Mont Blanc on Sunday 30 Sept.[/p][p]The challenge:[/p][p]I have been roped in (for a third Virgin Strive Challenge) to do a gruelling Alpine bike ride from Monaco to Tignes with Richard and Sam Branson. Over 20 Fast Track entrepreneurs will be taking part in one of the four stages – including Susan Ma, Matt Isaacs and James Benamor, who are part of the sixteen-person hardcore team (#respect).[/p][p]This is part of Virgin’s biannual charity fundraising for Big Change, which helps underprivileged young people in the UK to improve their life skills and chances. The charity, set up by Holly and Sam Branson and their cousin Noah, is a social impact accelerator which backs charitable projects at a very early stage, when no one else will, ranging from supporting teachers to helping set up suitable work experience placements.[/p][p]It will certainly be the toughest five days cycling I have done in my life. We set off from Monaco on Sunday 16 September and arrive in Tignes on Thursday 20 September. We will cover 560km (#notsobad), climbing a total of 13,187m (#morethanone-and-halfMtEverests) -- with an optional extra Col of 1,358m -- tackling a number of iconic Tour de France climbs, including the famous Col du Galibier, which is the sixth highest mountain pass in the Alps.[/p][p]I will be joining the Core Strive team who will be travelling for 30 days from Calgiari in Sardinia to the summit of Mt Blanc under human power by kayaking, biking and hiking -- an impressive 1,725km and total climb of 33,837m. We aim to raise a total of £1m to support up to 10 new charity projects.[/p][p]I would appreciate your support, however small or big. As a gesture, I pledge to match my biggest donor (capped at £1k) or I will personally donate £1k if I exceed my target of £5k. I am happy to invite anyone who donates over £200 to the Virgin Strive after-party in London (date tbc).[/p][p]To find out more about Big Change, please [url=https://www.big-change.org/about/]click here[/url]; and about the 2018 Virgin Strive Challenge click [url=https://www.big-change.org/strive/]here[/url].[/p]
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Tim Hinton

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Nick Lowe

Well done Pal, great effort. See you Tuesday at the dinner

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Mike Tye

Many congrats Hamish--fantastic effort for a great cause. Mike

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Keith Knowles

Good Luck!!!




Well done Hamish and to everyone who took part. What an amazing challenge. Nisbets in the Community.


All at Pricecheck

Better late than never! Well done Hamish!




£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid



I am delighted to match my biggest donor and thanks to everyone's support and generosity I have exceeded my target - which will all go to a good cause. Thank you. Hamish



Alex Dorrian

Oops miscalculated. Here is the extra 100 to get to target!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Alex Dorrian

To take you to your target! Keep your energy up. Tough ride. Alex Dorrian

£258.00 plus £64.50 Gift Aid