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Old Men Go South

Cycling from John o' Groats to Land's End

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

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[p][i]Old Men Go South (OMGS) - JOGLE 28th May 2019 - 9th June 2019. 1000 miles.[/i][/p][p][i]I was looking for a sporting challenge to undertake in my 50th year and came up with the idea of cycling from John o' Groats to Land's End. What started as an aspiration has now led to 12 friends signing up to join me. We will be cycling to raise money for the Children's Hospice South West who we will visit on route at Bristol, Barnstaple and St Austell.[/i][/p][p][i]OMGS team are:[/i][/p][p][i][u]Me - Pete Robinson[/u][/i][/p][p][u]Mark Shepherd[/u][/p][p]Cycling the length of the UK is the ultimate challenge for any cyclist and has been a personal goal for many years. Completing the 1000 mile journey in support of CHSW, motivates the entire OMGS team and gives the whole event a real sense of purpose.[/p][p]CHSW does such important work and being able to support them with a group of friends is a great privilege. I hope you can support the OMGS team and give generously so that CHSW can help many more families.[/p][p][u]Mike Stevens[/u][/p][p]I have know Peter (Robbo) forever and there is no way I am letting him do this without me! My sporting background is varied, but mainly rugby, which is why I can now only take part in non contact, low impact sports like cycling and rowing. If my heart and knees allow me, I am very much looking forward to completing the JOGLE next year with OMGS, and hopefully raising a stack of cash for a brilliant cause.[/p][p][u]Graham Davies[/u][/p][p]A passing conversation, led to a loose plan, which has turned into an adventure of a lifetime with friends. It's an unmissable chance to raise money for a really worthwhile cause.[/p][p][u]Mark Jones[/u][/p][p]As everyone knows family is very important to me and as a very lucky father of two boys, it is a great privilege to be able to undertake this immense challenge in support of Children's Hospice South West and help other families. The icing on the cake will be cycling with 12 friends, including Pete who has been the driving force behind this event. It is good to know we will all be able to rely on each other during the trials and tribulations that I am sure we will face.[/p][p][u]Guy Johnson[/u][/p][p]After a great weekend up at the Olympic village and velodrome in January 2016 Pete put it to us about cycling from John o’ Groats to Land's End. At first it seemed like a bridge too far, but after many miles of training I’m really looking forward to it. I’m glad I was invited into the OMGS to do this epic ride for a great cause and personal achievement[/p][p][u]Simon Penny[/u][/p][p]It’s a privilege for me to be able to take part in this event alongside Pete and this great bunch of athletes. As many, I've witnessed first hand the pain and suffering serious illness can cause children and their families. This is a huge challenge for me but worth every mile if I can just ease the pain for one child or family.[/p][p][u]Neil Glinn[/u][/p][p]I have know Pete for years, our daughters went to school together and we played cricket (when his knees allowed). I started working with Pete in 2009 and he persuaded me to buy a bike and take up triathlon. Cycling has since become a passion so when I heard he was planning a JOGLE to celebrate his 50th I signed up straight away.[/p][p][u]Russ Nurcombe[/u][/p][p]After losing my Dad to cancer two years ago, I can’t imagine a parent having to deal with their child suffering a life limiting condition. The challenge will test the old body but it’s for a great cause.[/p][p][u]Ian Yendall[/u][/p][p]When you think of challenges, then this will be a big one, cycling about 1000 miles downhill from John o'Groats to Land's Endor that is what I am hoping![/p][p]My first thought when asked if I would like to join the JOGLE was maybe but only if we were staying in hotels and not under canvas. The second was can I do it and after a lot of thought decided probably, so here I am about to embark on the trip of a lifetime with a great bunch of friends.[/p][p]It is fitting that we are supporting CHSW as part of this amazing adventure, as they do such great work in supporting those who need help, so the second part of our challenge, is to raise as such money as we can. Thank you in advance for your generosity.[/p][p][u]Andy Brooks[/u][/p][p]I have been invited by a great bunch of new friends to partake in an incredible journey. This will tick off another endurance event, having already completed a number of Ironman Triathlons and a run across the Sahara desert. [/p][p]Having survived Leukaemia myself, this is another great opportunity to raise money for another great cause and helps others overcome adversity.[/p][p][u]Andy Trust[/u][/p][p]I’ve only recently joined the group and they seem like a nice bunch, let’s see as the soreness kicks in !!! I’ve done what I thought were big challenges for me but this is in another league and I can’t wait to face this challenge. It’s all for a fantastic cause and living with serious illness in my very young family, one which is very close to my heart.[/p][p]Simon Doyle[/p][p]If it wasn’t for Peter and many others on this list, I would not have enjoyed road cycling as much I have over the last five years, nor had the motivation to have done so many miles. [/p][p]It will be a privilege to cycle the length of the country with these guys and, at the same time, raise money for such a good cause - I can’t wait! [/p][p][br][/p][p][i]Some amazing, motivational and inspiring stories so please give generously. [/i][/p][p][i]Many thanks.[/i][/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

28 May 2019

Supporters

25-Mar-2019

Mark

Please don’t cycle too fast, Simon won’t keep up!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

25-Mar-2019

Anonymous

Good luck Mark and all in the OMGS team. The Lawtons x x x

£15.00

22-Mar-2019

Raff

Good luck shippers

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

22-Mar-2019

Anonymous

Russ's sponsorship, Steve Hill, Phil Gay, Dan Hall, Ian Watkins, Jenny Court, Steve Price All ticked gift aid

£82.00 plus £20.50 Gift Aid

19-Mar-2019

marie gard

Good luck

£15.00

16-Mar-2019

Sam and Stef

Go on GD! Smash those pedals all the way home! All the best!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

14-Mar-2019

Julie Jones

Good Luck Ian

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

12-Mar-2019

Anonymous

Good luck Andy and the rest of the OMGS group!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

09-Mar-2019

Bryony and Alice

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

05-Mar-2019

Cheryl Phillips

Good luck Ian and team x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid