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Paul Harris

Big Birthday Ride - London 2 Istanbul

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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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Jun 18, 2019

D Pope


£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019


Epic !

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019


Chopper, sorry late donation, but I’ll do anything to stop those ring of fire reports! Well done, an amazing achievement. Billy


Jun 17, 2019

Rupert Allhusen

Amazing effort

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019

Nick Strong

Amazing achievement!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019

Tom Waples

Fantastic effort gents!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019

Claire T-H

Well done! An amazing feat to have achieved!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019


Bonkers lads !

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019


Well done fellas and support team. There’s a space going free on Team Ineos 😉

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 16, 2019

Tim Mole

Stunning effort. Well done to all!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid