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Chris & Nick's Brompton Cycling Challenge

2 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]          Over the last year I have started getting into Road Cycling; mainly because I cannot run to save my life but also because I enjoy the countryside and covering greater distances in similar timescales.[/p][p]            So I decided I’d set myself a challenge. Now I’ve seen friends & colleagues complete huge cycling challenges and I was always impressed and envious of them. I racked up a fair few miles in the autumn last year but not done much since but then just before Christmas up popped up an advert on a social media site for Paris to London Charity Cycling event hosted by the RAF Benevolent Fund during the run up to the 75[sup]th[/sup] Anniversary of the Battle of Britain this coming September; a definite no brainer.[/p][p]             However, it isn’t merely just a standard cycling event, there was a catch, the bike that is to be used is the British designed; Brompton Bicycle. Now I didn’t really know much about the Brompton when I signed up for this event, to be honest I still haven’t because I’m worried it may have a negative impact on my current positive thinking. All I know is that it is the fold away bicycle you may see some big city commuters using, not really designed to cover 240 miles in 4 days.[/p][p]             I struggled getting my enthusiastic cycling friends involved just by mentioning the “B” word; “Brompton” but I signed up anyway as I was happy to give it a go solo. After spreading the word on Facebook of my somewhat impulsive decision my cousin Nick decided to sign up as well; more fool him.[/p][p]             Therefore we are looking at raising a minimum of £2000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund which will see us set off from Paris on the 8[sup]th[/sup] Sept 2015 and arrive in The Mall London on the 12[sup]th[/sup] Sept 2015 covering approx 60 miles per day on a bike designed to fit in your backpack.[/p][p]             This is a worthy cause to donate to. The RAFBF helps serving and ex serving families in lots of different situations and we’re proud to be trying to do that little bit extra for the Service families in need.[/p][p]             Any donations are warmly welcome and I will be on Station and in the local community doing things to promote this worth cause.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: center; padding-left: 60px;"[gt][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center; padding-left: 60px;"[gt]Thank you for any donations[/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

12 Sep 2015

Supporters

Nov 2, 2015

Anonymous

An amazing achievement. Well done from all of us.

Oct 18, 2015

Uncle Robin :-0

Well Done You!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2015

Sarah Hayward

Well done husband, very proud of you. Xx

£200.00

Sep 18, 2015

Anonymous

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Sep 15, 2015

Anonymous

Well done Chris! Love Jude, Mark and Daisy XX

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2015

Anonymous

Well done!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2015

Anonymous

Well done! Love Amy, Alice, Evie and Clover xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 12, 2015

Richard & Julie

Well done boys!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 12, 2015

Ben, Camilla, Barney & Matilda xx

Well done, great effort!! Nearly there x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2015

Anonymous

A tremendous cause, not far now. Think of the beers in London.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Chris Hayward

Chris Hayward

Nick Warren

Nick Warren