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Mark Tasker

Down Memory Lane, bicycling Britain

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Starting on 23 May 2019 and finishing on 29 June, I cycled the length of Britain, visiting all the places that I had lived for more than a month. I was born in Cornwall and lived for a while in Orkney; places in between included north Wiltshire, north Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hedon (near Hull), Walney Island (off Barrow-in-Furness), Durham, Isle of May (in the Firth of Forth), Aberdeen and Banchory. In total I covered 3015 km. I visited places and friends (and family) on the way and explored the meaning of memory. I compared past photographs with the current scene. I had fun doing this, and was strongly motivated by more than 150 extraordinarily generous donors to two causes close to my heart. You can still join those donors here! I summarised my progress daily on my blog [url=https://downmemorylane.blog/]Down Memory Lane[/url].[/p][p]I have chosen two charities, Alzheimer's Research UK and the Spinal Injuries Association.[/p][p]I believe in the power of science to find solutions and want to support Alzheimer's Research UK's efforts in relation to all forms of dementia. Most of us have been personally touched by dementia in our family or friends. The Spinal Injuries Association is a little more personal as my sister Jo had an accident before Christmas that badly damaged her upper spine/neck. She is presently making good progress in Stoke Mandeville hospital, so I'd like to help the charity that focusses on this area of health. I called in to see Jo on my bike ride.[/p]
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Aug 11, 2019

Christian von Dorrien

Congratulations, Mark! What a great and at the same time meaningful performance :) I think I can at least understand your performance a bit, even if I only did a tenth of your distance (in 16 hours) - your role model motivated me, thank you!


Aug 11, 2019

Mary W

Good luck and safe riding, Mark!


Aug 3, 2019

Sandra Norman

Well done Mark! What a fabulous idea to take the time to do this journey and for the 2 charities to benefit from your memories and tough cycling.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 29, 2019

Simon Toole

Well done Mark, just one bee and no midges, you were in Scotland were you?

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 20, 2019


With congratualtions for T&K


Jul 16, 2019

Fiona John

Well done Mark!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 10, 2019


What an awesome trip and I can't believe we went to the Isle of May on the same day, what are the chances?!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 7, 2019


Fantastic effort Mark - well done!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 7, 2019

Sandra Johnston

Trip of a lifetime - amazing - and great blog!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 5, 2019

David Mallon

Hi Mark Keep up the good work and hopefully see you some time soon