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Jonno Elliott

Virgin Strive Challenge 2018

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Friends,[/p][p]The physical and mental challenge I have set myself for this year is Stage 3 of the [url=https://www.strivechallenge.org/]Virgin Strive Challenge 2018[/url]. [/p][p]Like previous years I’m raising awareness and funds for [url=http://big-change.org/]Big Change[/url], a UK charity I have been involved with since its founding in 2010. At Big Change we invest in big ideas that help young people thrive in life, not just exams, and we’ve remained true to this purpose since the beginning. Check out some of the great [url=http://big-change.org/projects/]projects[/url] we are supporting to unlock the potential of young people. I know many of you have been generous donors to my various challenges over the years so please don’t feel obliged, but make no mistake this one will be the toughest yet.[/p][p]Stage 3 starts on September 16th in Monaco. After a half lap around the F1 circuit and a freewheel into Nice, the fun stops. We take a right-turn and then it’s uphill through the Alps to Tignes (Val D’Isere) over 5 days, covering 569km (353 miles) and 14,452m (47,416ft) of climbing. [/p][p]For those who love [url=http://thecolcollective.com/]Cols[/url] and Cadence here are the details:[/p][p][u]Day 1[/u]: Monaco – Auron: Distance: 120km, Climbing: 2,856m[/p][p][u]Day 2[/u]: Auron – Barcelonette: Distance: 106km, Climbing: 2,960m; Famous Climbs: [url=http://thecolcollective.com/col-collection/col/Col-de-la-Bonette-from-St-Etienne-de-Tinee]Col de La Bonnette[/url], Col D’Allos[/p][p][u]Day 3[/u]: Barcelonette – Guillestre; Distance: 121km, Climbing: 2,928m; Famous Climbs: Col du Vars, [url=http://thecolcollective.com/col-collection/col/Izoard-from-Guillestre]Col D’Izoard[/url][/p][p][u]Day 4[/u]: Guillestre – Valmenier; Distance: 109km, Climbing: 2,718m; Famous Climb: [url=http://thecolcollective.com/col-collection/col/col-du-galibier]Col du Galibier[/url][/p][p][u]Day 5[/u]: Valmenier – Tignes; Distance: 113km, Climbing: 2,990m; Famous Climb: [url=http://thecolcollective.com/col-collection/col/col-de-iseran]Col D’Iseran[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p]If you’ve landed here then perhaps you're willing to make a donation to [url=http://big-change.org/]Big Change[/url]. These can be anonymous and every penny helps as we’re targeting £1m in fundraising for Strive as a whole.[/p][p]As always, a huge thank you to my wonderful wife Nicola, and our 3 kids for their support on this journey.[/p][p]I’ll be venturing back onto [url=https://www.instagram.com/jonnoelliott/]Instagram[/url], [url=https://twitter.com/JonnoElliott]Twitter[/url] and [url=https://www.strava.com/athletes/18514090]Strava[/url] to provide updates as the challenge unfolds. [/p][p]Thanks for all your support.[/p][p]Best, [/p][p]Jonno[/p][p]"I know why this is necessary," he says, "what common bond unites all endurance athletes. It is the need to look for the mountains in life. Skill, you see, is not our requirement, nor has your race got anything to do with winning or losing. These are the spoils of lesser games. Games which are unable to transport you to the places we have just been." [i]Lore of Running[/i][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

16 Sep 2018




Jamie Graham

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid


George H

Congrats on an amazing achievement!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Virgin Management

On behalf of VML, congratulations on living out the family values and doing something for a great cause, keep up the good work!




£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Stephen Hopkins

Good work mate!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Caroline D

I'm sure you'll smash it!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid



Well done Jonno!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Allison D

Go Jonno!!!


Jay Filiberti

Great cause and good luck old friend! We just added our 3rd to the Filiberti party, so forgive my delay here! All our best to you and the family!




Super Jonno!