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Peter Gibbons

Cycling 200 Miles in a day

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My story

[p][b]Cycling 200 Miles (320 Kms) in a day.[/b][/p][p] [/p][p][url=http://x-apple-data-detectors://0]On 5th July[/url]’ I am setting off from Bristol on my bike to cycle a 321 kms circular route to Seaton via Exeter and then back up to Bristol in one day (It's the equivalent of cycling from Bristol to Leeds)– Why? Well, I am enormously proud to be an Ambassador for two remarkable charities, both of whom are facing distinctly bleak futures due to the dramatic effect of Covid19.[/p][p]Every little helps and this is my attempt to try and raise £2,000 - so please if you can spare a few pounds I’d be enormously grateful.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Admittedly I am keen cyclist but I have never cycled anything like this distance before so this will be quite a significant challenge both physically and mentally for me.[/p][p]Enormous thanks must go to Oli Beckingsale who has very kindly planned the route and will be my companion and super ‘domestique’ for the day.[/p][p]Oli will probably treat this ride like a [url=http://x-apple-data-detectors://2]morning[/url] ride to the shops and wonder why we are going so slowly, but then for those of you who don’t know of him , he is a three times Olympic and 17 times World champion cyclist. When not riding his bike, Oli co-owns BW Cycling in Bristol. [/p][p]So the two fantastic charities are:[/p][p] [/p][p]1) [b]FRANKwater [/b]- a wonderful Bristol-based charity that provides access to clean water for poor and isolated villages in rural India. I have seen first-hand the difference to these villages Frankwater’s amazing work brings. To date Frankwater has helped over 400,000 people in 549 villages access safe, clean drinking water, clean sanitation and hygiene training.[/p][p] Several of its key fundraising events planned have now been cancelled due to Covid19.[/p][p]www.frankwater.com[/p][p] [/p][p]2) [b]Bristol Sport Foundation[/b] - another outstanding Bristol-based charity who are responsible for designing, delivering and funding life-changing initiatives to over 8,000 children every week, using the power of sport to engage and inspire change. It has been awarded eight parliamentary awards for its programmes. One of the main fundraising events ‘Break the Cycle’ has sadly been put on hold for 2020- the first time it has been cancelled since its inception 10 years ago.[/p][p]www.bristol-sport.co.uk/our-community/[/p][p][br][/p][p] So I'd be enormously grateful for anything you can spare --even if its a few quid it all makes a difference-anyway got to go as I'd better put in some miles in on the bike😊[/p]

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Aug 3, 2020

Stephen Rosser

Well don Peter and Oli - fantastic achievement!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 23, 2020


Great achievement

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 23, 2020

Darren C

Great stuff guys. Well done

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2020

Julian Cook

Fantastic effort Pete- you really did put your body on the line for a great cause- well done - Jules ( Cook)


Jul 10, 2020

Dipak and Margaret

Peter, Wonderful achievement...wonderful work for a good cause !! Well done and congratulations.


Jul 10, 2020

Rhian Greaves

Pete and Oli, Congratulations on smashing the 200 miles last weekend. You both are an inspiration.

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jul 9, 2020


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 9, 2020

Alex Light

Awesome effort especially given the weather on the day!!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 8, 2020

Tony I

Great effort!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 7, 2020


Well done Peter

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid