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Nicholas Bacon

Virgin STRIVE Challenge 2018

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Every few years I take on a bit of a challenge. I have cycled up to John O’Groats from Lands’ End, I have climbed Ben Nevis, cycled up Mont Ventoux 3 times in a day and a few more….. It is a while since I have bothered you with challenges, but this September (week after next) I am taking on a new challenge on my bike. [/p][p]I shall be cycling from Monaco to Tignes in September (16th to 20th).[/p][p]Cycling through the Southern Alps means climbing! Over this 5 day trip I will tackle plenty of iconic Tour de France climbs (including Cime de la Bonnette, the Col D’Izoard, Col du Vars and possibly the most famous climb of all, the Col du Galibier). I shall aim to do it in 5 days with something like 2,100m of climbing each day. [/p][p]One of my principal interests is improving oracy learning in schools. We all work with our voice but across the public education sector the development of oracy is overlooked and undervalued within state schools despite the crucial role of spoken communication skills for children and young people’s success within and beyond school. There is a wealth of evidence demonstrating the transformative impact oracy can make in: academic achievement and critical thinking; employability; confidence and well-being; civic engagement; and social mobility. Despite this, only a small minority of schools explicitly and deliberately teach oracy. Big Change has been supporting a project called Voice 21. Take a look at the work they do: [url=https://www.voice21.org/]https://www.voice21.org/[/url][/p][p]So, plan is to raise £3,000 with your kind generosity and some pedalling from me![/p][p] [/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]

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Martin Simpson

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jim Lesley Ellie Georgie Driver x

Very impressive work Nick for a great cause. Well done

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Well done, what a fantastic achievement,.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Simon Lister

Fantastic effort Nick, keep going!

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid



Sorry this is so late Nick but well done Mate!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Natalie Z

Best of luck

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



Hope it's going well.

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Michael Collett

Best of luck with those hills!

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Good luck with the ride, rather you than me :-)

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid