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Paul Harris

Big Birthday Ride - London 2 Istanbul

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My story

[p][b][u]London 2 Istanbul Cycle Ride June 2019[/u][/b][/p][p]To celebrate reaching certain milestone birthdays a team of us will be cycling across over 2,000 miles in 16 days across Europe from London to Istanbul.[/p][p]Our route will take us through 11 countries covering on average 120 miles each day.[/p][p]The team embarking on the full ride will consist of:[/p][p]Paul Harris - 50th Birthday Challenge[/p][p]Charlie Middleton - 60th Birthday Challenge[/p][p]Andrew Sainsbury - 50th Birthday Challenge[/p][p]We are lucky to have a team of riders that will also be joining us for part of the trip to help us on our way (Andy Caldwell, Tony Sinnett, Simon Chrismas, Duncan Wood Allum and Jules Divett) and a support team that will be driving and flying around Europe replenishing supplies and providing fresh kit (Samantha Harris, Ben Harris, Emma Sainsbury).[/p][p]For an added incentive as we attempt this transcontinental passage we have decided to raise funds for some charities that are personal to us:[/p][p][b][u]Prostate UK:[/u][/b] We were saddened in 2018 by the loss of good friend Malcolm Woodall to prostate cancer. Malcolm fought this disease with great strength of character and, as he was a custom official based in Bulgaria for several years, our thoughts will be with him as we cross the border into this country as we near the end of our epic journey[/p][p][b][u]Brighton Food Bank:[/u][/b] Another good friend Mike Jourdain works for this charity that helps families and individuals going through times of crisis. They do this primarily through food parcels, but also by supporting clients emotionally, physically, and spiritually, as well as signposting them to other agencies across the city for expert advice[/p][p]After the success of Lands End to John O'Groats and London to Monte Carlo (and back again!) and by popular demand Harry's Daily Blog is back! It will once again be packed with familiar features like Beer of the Day, Ar#e Report, Cheese and Wine Diary and new ones like Brexit Today........ Unfortunately Flossy (my trusty bike from previous trips) is too old for this adventure and is in a retirement shed at the bottom of the garden but her replacement will be unveiled and christened shortly![/p][p][b]To sign up to this WhatsApp service please send your mobile details to harry@35gander.co.uk[/b][/p][p][img][/img][/p]
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Jul 7, 2019


£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 4, 2019

The Shaws

Well done fellas

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2019


Well done to Andy and team!

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Jul 1, 2019

Katie Perkins

Well done!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 28, 2019


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 26, 2019


Fantastic achievement to you all. Well Done, Best wishes Russell

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 26, 2019

Sharon Laryea

Chapeau Andy C! And congratulations to all the team on such a top effort

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 26, 2019

Greig Goodey

Well done Team

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 26, 2019

Mike Blesic

Well done all of you!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 25, 2019

John Symms

Well done chops and team. Looking forward to hearing plans for your 60th........

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid