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Long Crendon M.A.M.I.L Paris to Bordeaux Ride

24 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]In May 2017 we undertook to ride 300 miles from Long Crendon (near Oxford) to Paris averaging 100 miles a day in the saddle, to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the St David’s Hospice Care who support people with life threatening illnesses and their families. My twin brother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer last year and received palliative care from the amazing team at St David’s Hospice throughout his courageous battle with the disease. I have seen first hand the invaluable care and support they give to the patients and their families whatever time of day or night. Sadly Jeremy passed away just before Christmas and his passing has left a huge void in our lives.[/p][p]My daughter Milly has a rare spinal condition and as such we have been regular visitors to GOSH since her first surgery in 2014. Milly underwent further complex surgery at GOSH in September last year to replace her spinal growth rods. My two week stay in the HDU with Milly during her surgeries remains a humbling experience. Most of the children there have significantly more complex underlying conditions than Milly’s and many of whom will never get to go home. The devotion, care and professionalism of the staff at GOSH, despite the often challenging and distressing circumstances, still inspires me. [/p][p]Two further members of our team and their immediate families have been touched by cancer since we rode to Paris last year. As a result we have focused our fundraising this year on GOSH and cancer charities that offer support for patients and their families. Our ride this year will be significantly more poignant as a result.[/p][p]Thanks to your incredible generosity we raised over £28,000 for our charities last year. We embark again this year on the second leg of what we hope will be our 'circumnavigation of Europe by bicycle for charity'. We start in Paris on 2 May and aim to be in Bordeaux by 5 May, some 400 miles in 4 days. As a group we have once again funded and organised the challenge ourselves, so every penny you donate will go [b]directly[/b] to our chosen charities. I do hope that you will be able to support us in our quest to help others. We have set up a team fundraising page at ‘Virgin Money Giving’ so please click on the link below should you wish to make a donation - [/p][p][url=https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/LongCrendonMAMILParistoBordeauxRide]https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/LongCrendonMAMILParistoBordeauxRide[/url][/p][p]Your donations will make a difference - thank you[/p][p]Message from the Rt Hon John Bercow MP:[/p][p][b][i]“I am delighted to commend those taking part in this gruelling challenge for such a worthy cause. I hugely admire their efforts. I wish them the best of luck as they complete their journey”. Rt Hon John Bercow, MP for Buckingham[/i][/b][/p][p][b][i] [/i][/b][/p]
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Jul 5, 2018

Oliver Blythe

Sam - many congratulations to you and the team. An amazing total.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 12, 2018

James B

Bloody Hell!!! Congratulations Alex and MAMIL team. That is some achievement - you should feel very proud, all of you

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2018

Guvnors Club Southern Branch

Donation from the Guvnors Club (Southern Branch) in recognition of Sam Orwin and the teams efforts in raising monies by taking part in the Paris to Bordeaux bike ride.


Jun 4, 2018

Damian W

Better late than never - well done Jon and team

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 4, 2018


Rakesh Bariya cash donation

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 2, 2018

Enda Duffy RG

Well done Sam. Very Hard year for you but great to see your positive efforts in raising and supporting causes close to your heart.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 31, 2018


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 31, 2018

Tim Brewster

Nice darts Jez

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 18, 2018

Doreen Stockton

Well done Buzz


May 18, 2018

Rhodri Shaw

Well done Rhodri you are amazing and the best cyclist in the group!!!

£45.00 plus £11.25 Gift Aid

Sam Orwin

Sam Orwin

Rhodri Shaw

Rhodri Shaw

Duncan Moss

Duncan Moss

Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson

Jeremy Rodale

Jeremy Rodale

Buzz Lane

Buzz Lane

Rhodri Shaw

Rhodri Shaw

neil lawrence

neil lawrence

Chris Horne

Chris Horne

Jeremy Rodale

Jeremy Rodale

Jason Bekker

Jason Bekker

Jon Roberts

Jon Roberts

Joel Peters

Joel Peters

Simon Deakin

Simon Deakin

Alex Koch de Gooreynd

Alex Koch de Gooreynd

Matthew Keegan

Matthew Keegan

Rupert Cooper

Rupert Cooper

Jon Ghazi

Jon Ghazi

Sean Elkins

Sean Elkins

Jon Maddison

Jon Maddison

Steven Hamilton

Steven Hamilton

Andy Weir

Andy Weir

Sami Hassan

Sami Hassan

Cameron Branston

Cameron Branston