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Simon Caird

Mallorca 312km as tough as it gets

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My story

[p]The 10th [url=https://www.cyclist.co.uk/in-depth/2742/euro-sportive-planner-2018-mallorca-312][b]Mallorca 312km[/b][/url] takes place on the 27th April 2019 as a one day event with 8000 riders at the startline - not everyone completes this mammoth ask with approx 1000 finishers. This pretty Spanish island plays host to some of [url=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/spain/majorca/articles/majorca-the-greatest-destination-for-cycling/][b]cycling's most challenging[/b][/url] ascends in the World with over 5000 meters of climbs to summit within time restricted zones - each rider must complete set zones inside a strict average speed, otherwise will be swept off the course & event.[/p][p]Becoming aware of the 312 during a brief three day cycle trip last April to Mallorca, I have since found the inspiration to take up the challenge for a great charity; [url=https://www.royalmarsden.org/difference-you-make][b]The Royal Marsden[/b][/url] - Cancer, who cared for my late father in the 70's and a highly valued member of our staff presently, who are an amazing group of individuals making a huge difference to people's lives daily.[/p][p]Like everything preparation to something as big as this Epic event is an absolute essential and have returned from a full on training week via a former member of The Royal Automobile Club with an ex Olympian professional coach and nutritionist, achieving 402 miles and 30000ft of climbing on two wheels inside 6 days - [url=https://www.gourmetcyclingclub.com][b]Gourmet Cycling Club[/b].[/url][/p][p]I hope you can support my positive energy to make a difference for others this coming April - [i](personal target time is circa 12hours in the saddle and to smash my target for The Royal Marsden)[/i][/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

27 Apr 2019


May 6, 2019

Guy H

Well done Simon- fantastic effort buddy

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019


Team Cairds have made up the difference to achieve £5000 for The Royal Marsden representing £1 for every meter climbed in the Mallorca 312!


Apr 28, 2019

Lynda Clark

Congratulations Simon! Amazing achievement! x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019


I wish you all the best to endure the gruelling ride Bless you for doing it !!


Apr 26, 2019

Luke and Emily Bradnick

Simon, very best of luck on this amazing challenge. A hugely worthy cause and we are all supporting you! Luke & Emily Bradnick! X


Apr 26, 2019

Luca Sarteur

More than anything, enjoy the ride.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Lorraine French

Good Luck, you'll smash this easy :)

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Daniel Barnes

Look forward to seeing nice and fresh on Monday morning!!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

The Vines

Go Simon you will smash it stay safe and go for it!!


Apr 21, 2019

Ian Sneller

Simon, I have no doubt you can meet this challenge Rather than Sailing the Dream, you are Cycling the Dream. Do it for the team! Marsden, a great hospital, always remembered, they saved the life of our 14 year old son. Well done - Ian

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid